Opinion

Please stop saying “defund the police”

What we’re really talking about is a shift in social policy and realignment of resources

  • Jul 8, 2020

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

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A letter to the editor and the readers of our community newspaper

Letter writer thinks Thom Barker’s worldview is twisted

  • Jul 1, 2020

See you at the movies

P is for pandemic. It’s also for Phase 3. As we move…

Canada Day and the camaraderie of nations

Lorraine recalls the coming together of Canadians and Americans in July celebrations

  • Jul 1, 2020

There’s more than one way to skin a mosquito

Brenda counts her blessings of not being to bothered too much by summertime pests

  • Jul 1, 2020

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020

English is funny

Marisca tries to teach her daughters about grammar

Volunteers are the beating heart of community

Kristen Groen was the recipient of a Lions Club bursary in part because of this essay

  • Jun 24, 2020

Order in Council bans guns but doesn’t address gun violence

Trevor is opposed to the recent Liberal ban on “assault-style” rifles

We need to look at this Covid-19 as a warning

Lorraine is inspired by David Suzuki’s article on the pandemic

  • Jun 24, 2020

Avoiding Trump in the pursuit of happiness

Brenda unplugs for the sake of her mental health

  • Jun 24, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of COVID-19

In the face of upheaval, today’s grads have a unique opportunity

  • Jun 24, 2020

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

A force for good

Relationships with fathers can be complicated, but generally we’re better off with them than without

  • Jun 17, 2020