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COLUMN: Deadly cargo cost Nanaimo teamster his life

Kegs of blasting powder were transported by horse and wagon, writes historian T.W. Paterson

  • Mar 10, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Get up earlier, Americans control your clock too

B.C. must wait for Trump to decide on Daylight Saving Time

COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019
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Hat-trick performance helps Clippers prevail on home ice
Two cars crash in front of Nanaimo strip mall
Crews called to two-vehicle crash on Departure Bay Road
Child struck by vehicle outside Nanaimo school spent night in hospital

COLUMN: Expanding infrastructure is cause for eco-anxiety

Infrastructure-driven economic growth is based on grabbing large areas of land, notes columnist

  • Mar 7, 2019

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

Column: New food guide still includes some old favourites

There remain formidable obstacles to the reforms advocated in Canada Food Guide, says columnist

  • Feb 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jan 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

Resolve to get a good night’s sleep this new year

Improve sleep at night makes days more productive, says Nanaimo parks and rec columnist

  • Jan 12, 2019

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

Taking care of business is no one’s business but your own

B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

Column: We can remain in control of our own portion sizes

Fear of overeating dominates this season, notes News Bulletin columnist

  • Jan 1, 2019