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COLUMN: Canada should demand best practices in dairy farming

BY MARJORIE STEWART I heard a representative of the Canadian Chamber of…

  • Sep 9, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Canada’s carbon tax house of cards is falling down

Revealed as just another sales tax, it’s doomed in B.C. and nationally

COLUMN: Time for a reality check on Canada’s exports

Industrial transitions do not happen overnight, Jock Finlayson writes

  • Sep 5, 2018
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Pens, paper accepted for back-to-school fundraiser as Nanaimo barber gets inked
Crews work overnight to try to put out forest fire on Pender Island
Car crashes along Departure Bay Road, driver leaves scene
Car crashes off the road and down into the woods on Nanaimo's Rutherford hill

B.C. VIEWS: Every day is Labour Day for John Horgan’s NDP

Union sign-ups, minimum wage for farm workers on the table

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan’s latest reality check on wildfire threat

‘New normal’ is not a solution, just an empty sound bite

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

B.C. VIEWS: Canadian cities begin to declare themselves city-states

Local politicians meddle in immigration, environment issues

B.C. VIEWS: Private health care crackdown touches painful nerve

Many people are no longer prepared to suffer in silence

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Big unions living large in public construction-land

The boys like their steak, bosses like a beefy slush fund

B.C. VIEWS: Unions regain control of public construction

B.C.’s 40-year battle swings back to international big labour

Learning he was homeless, I invited him for coffee and Linda’s cookies.

Unpacking the realities of addiction

  • Jul 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

B.C. VIEWS: Do we need another layer of green government oversight?

Foresters, engineers may not be trusted to act ethically

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis Day celebration put off until October

Another government monopoly, what could go wrong?

COLUMN: Don’t judge a man by his limbs

One-armed reporter takes up boxing

COLUMN: B.C. mayor takes on Trump

Summerland Mayor Peter Waterman calls statements Trump disturbing

  • Jun 27, 2018

Yes, we could use a soft drink tax

NDP rejects useful tax advice because it’s not popular

Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message