Opinion

Ghosts of a gold-rushing past

Lorraine visits a ghost town and muses about the repellent effect music can have

  • Aug 28, 2019

COLUMN: More rigourous vetting of tax exemptions should be on the table

In his column, Thom argues in support of a more vigorous system for vetting tax exemptions.

COLUMN: Take China’s flag off Main Street, replace it with Hong Kong’s

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither”

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All’s fair

The enduring legacy of agriculture in an increasingly urban world

  • Aug 28, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Elections should not be a race to the centre

When you pander to the masses you often lose sight of where you got your true support to begin with

By the numbers, community matters

A rambling roundup of the week’s top stories

Can we really expect ethics in politics?

Trudeau’s is just the latest in a history rife with political scandal

  • Aug 21, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Would that we could shine so brightly

Thom memorializes his cousin Trish who died last week but leaves a lasting legacy

Getting sucked in by mind-numbing commercials on television

Brenda marvels at the barrage of advertising on cable TV

  • Aug 16, 2019

Ill-fitting bras a perfect fit for broken turtles

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of events and quirky stories

  • Aug 16, 2019

Remember the victims, not the perpetrators

Why do we overwhelmingly focus on perpetrators while glossing over the lives of the victims?

LETTERS: B.C. Views column downplays urgency of climate change

‘Tom Fletcher should propose real solutions to climate crisis’

  • Aug 13, 2019

GUEST COLUMN: The British Columbia Utilities Commission inquiry into gas prices is long overdue

Guest columnist Blair Wind wants the BC Utilitie Commission to do something about gas prices

  • Aug 12, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

OPINION: Why do we keep having debates about video-game violence?

The presence of video games in the online habits of perpetrators is one relevant piece of information

  • Aug 10, 2019

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

No-fee, expedited pardons are not enough

Thom argues for automatic expungement of simple possession of cannabis criminal records

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley federal election slate is full

The Liberals and Greens name their candidates making it six contenders for B.C.’s biggest riding

  • Aug 8, 2019