Columnists

Column: Leadership needed on food sustainability

I’m looking for people who put food security high on their priorities list, says columnist

  • Feb 6th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Who will care for frail elderly?

Today’s nursing home labour shortage is just the beginning

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules

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Cedar Elementary students bless totem poles
First night market fills Commercial Street
Fawns race around north Nanaimo backyard

B.C. VIEWS: LNG won’t bring John Horgan’s NDP down

Green leader Andrew Weaver’s Donald Trump-like Twitter tirade is just for show

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

  • Jan 18th, 2018

MICHAELS: Bad McAd leaves a bad taste in my mouth

“If you are trying to figure out how to spend that fiver, consider taking a moment to unplug from the trite network of now and 15-seconds-from-now…”

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

COLUMN: Plastic bags not worth the convenience

Nanaimo city council agreed with a concerned group that single-use bags are an ecological danger

  • Jan 2nd, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on housing, child care

Premier faces costly urban issues, including marijuana legalization

B.C. VIEWS: 2017 is the year of the B.C. Green Party

Andrew Weaver’s shifting priorities shape politics for 2018

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on election reform

NDP joins Greens in bid for proportional representation

B.C. VIEWS: B.C. Liberal battle getting bitter

Front-runners Andrew Wilkinson, Todd Stone target Dianne Watts

Liberal leadership hopeful takes advantage of outside lane

Dianne Watts discusses motivation and priorities

  • Dec 9th, 2017

OPINION: Mandatory full face protection a smart move for hockey

‘I can relate more intimately than most; I lost my eye to a hockey stick in June of 1990’

  • Dec 5th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: Untold stories of B.C. salmon farms

Indigenous people defend their jobs against constant protests

Food supply-and-demand balance is off

FOOD MATTERS: We use more ecological resources and services than nature replenishes, says columnist

  • Dec 5th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: One political coalition is plotting to kill another

NDP-Green plan to conquer rural B.C. begins to take shape

T.W. Paterson: Deadbeats created need for first Nanaimo courthouse

During the Great Strike, building was surrounded by the militia with fixed bayonets

  • Dec 3rd, 2017