Opinion

A sign warns motorists of deer along Hammond Bay Road. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slow Hammond Bay Road traffic to save deer

The best way to slow motorists is to have speed bumps, suggests letter writer

  • Aug 2, 2021
Departure Bay’s speed limits are illogical, suggests letter writer. (Photo submitted)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speed limits creating confusion for motorists at Departure Bay

Speed limit next to playground is already 30km/h, says letter writer

  • Jul 31, 2021
Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on July 16. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Summer heat sends message

Canadian government should be motivated to take immediate climate action, say letter writers

  • Jul 29, 2021
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
Beef to all the beefers. Can we just make this bouquets only? There’s too many negativities out here already. Let’s just hear more upbeat comments. As I’ve been told many times, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it.’

Beefs & Bouquets, July 28

To submit a beef or bouquet to the News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

  • Jul 28, 2021
Beef to all the beefers. Can we just make this bouquets only? There’s too many negativities out here already. Let’s just hear more upbeat comments. As I’ve been told many times, ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it.’
Letter writer suggests institutionalizing people can provide them with the treatment they need. (File photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Institutionalize those in need by opening healing centres

Assess individuals, treat their afflictions until they can re-enter society, says letter writer

  • Jul 28, 2021
Letter writer suggests institutionalizing people can provide them with the treatment they need. (File photo)
Tenants in Nanaimo aren’t shocked by unaffordable rent, says letter writer. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: High rents are reality for Nanaimo residents

Results of City of Nanaimo’s tenant survey shouldn’t shock anyone, says letter writer

  • Jul 26, 2021
Tenants in Nanaimo aren’t shocked by unaffordable rent, says letter writer. (Black Press file photo)
The Front Street cycle track is now open for use downtown. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Front Street’s criss-cross lines don’t make sense

There are several very real flaws in this Front Street traffic scenario, says letter writer

  • Jul 24, 2021
The Front Street cycle track is now open for use downtown. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The city and volunteers do a good job removing invasive species, yet garden centres continue to sell these invasive plants, laments letter writer. (File photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Invasive plants shouldn’t be sold

Perhaps it is time that stores and garden centres took some responsibility, says letter writer

  • Jul 22, 2021
The city and volunteers do a good job removing invasive species, yet garden centres continue to sell these invasive plants, laments letter writer. (File photo)
(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
Beef to the athlete at the local pickleball courts talkin’ all that stuff. No one needs your unsolicited advice on the court. Especially when I’ve been mopping up your kitchen for weeks.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 21

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

  • Jul 21, 2021
Beef to the athlete at the local pickleball courts talkin’ all that stuff. No one needs your unsolicited advice on the court. Especially when I’ve been mopping up your kitchen for weeks.
Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)

It’s time to vote for Nanaimo’s Best of the City

2021 survey includes more than a dozen new categories

Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delays in careless driving case led to unsatisfactory sentence

There was cause to suspend the accused man’s driver’s licence early in the process, says letter writer

  • Jul 19, 2021
Nanaimo Courthouse. (News Bulletin file photo)
An RDN Transit bus drives by the old Jean Burns building site downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Bus loop in the middle of downtown undesirable

Transit exchanges bring ‘out-of-control problems,’ says letter writer

  • Jul 18, 2021
An RDN Transit bus drives by the old Jean Burns building site downtown. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
People causing disorder in Nanaimo could end up causing a destructive fire, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Municipality idle as Nanaimo burns

People causing disorder in Nanaimo are capable of causing destruction, says letter writer

  • Jul 18, 2021
People causing disorder in Nanaimo could end up causing a destructive fire, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
It is infuriating to see cigarette butts discarded during high fire hazard weather, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Smokers who toss their butts should be named, shamed

Tossing cigarette butts onto dry grass endangers our communities, says letter writer

  • Jul 15, 2021
It is infuriating to see cigarette butts discarded during high fire hazard weather, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Beef to the moving and storage company in a neighbouring city. A ‘free quote’ is not free when you hide behind company policy to refuse to refund a deposit on a moving date 40 days away. We paid $250 for a ‘free quote’ which we promptly declined to accept, and as a result your company will also collect $250 from another customer that weekend.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 14

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

  • Jul 14, 2021
Beef to the moving and storage company in a neighbouring city. A ‘free quote’ is not free when you hide behind company policy to refuse to refund a deposit on a moving date 40 days away. We paid $250 for a ‘free quote’ which we promptly declined to accept, and as a result your company will also collect $250 from another customer that weekend.
The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)

Editorial: Drought stresses need for water conservation

City of Nanaimo moves to Stage 3 water restrictions, asks residents to be water smart

The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)