Opinion

Beef to Elections Canada for not allowing me to have an option to vote. I was diagnosed with COVID the day before Sept. 20 and no provision existed for me to vote, yet my partner could vote without any identification.

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 13

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

  • Oct 13, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canada’s seat distribution skews results of elections

Ontario and Quebec have a disproportionate number of ridings, letter writer says

  • Oct 14, 2021
Canadian Press photo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘None of the above’ was the top choice of riding’s residents

The largest voting share in Nanaimo-Ladysmith was no vote, points out letter writer

  • Oct 9, 2021
Health-care workers outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are thanked during a car cruise last year. (News Bulletin file photo)

OPINION: This Thanksgiving, let’s thank health-care workers

Island Health launches website encouraging people to leave messages of appreciation

  • Oct 6, 2021
Health-care workers outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are thanked during a car cruise last year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Doctors could be forced to make difficult decisions about which patients get ventilators in intensive care units, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Ventilators should go to patients who did their part to combat virus

Anti-vaxxers putting doctors in a position to have to make difficult choices, say letter writers

  • Oct 11, 2021
Doctors could be forced to make difficult decisions about which patients get ventilators in intensive care units, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Beef. My friend takes pride in getting published in the beefs section, I wish he had more bouquets to provide.

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 6

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

  • Oct 6, 2021
Beef. My friend takes pride in getting published in the beefs section, I wish he had more bouquets to provide.
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Weirdness adds colour to the world, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being weird is something that should be embraced

I love being weird because it means I get to be myself, says letter writer

  • Oct 3, 2021
Weirdness adds colour to the world, says letter writer.
We might not be able to stop the impacts of climate change, but we can better prepare, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Preparation needed as climate change impacts are upon us

Politicians should be better planning for the future, says letter writer

  • Oct 2, 2021
We might not be able to stop the impacts of climate change, but we can better prepare, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s not too late for solutions as overdose crisis claims lives

Aunt shares story of overdose death, calls for new measures

  • Sep 30, 2021
Moms Stop the Harm harm-reduction advocacy group sets up a tribute to those who have died of overdose during the International Overdose Awareness Day event Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Maffeo Sutton Park. (News Bulletin file photo)
Bouquet to Meaghan who came to my rescue when my dog stepped on a wasp and wouldn’t walk on that leg. I couldn’t carry it. She very kindly carried my 20-pound dog uphill a quarter mile to my home while holding her two dogs on leashes. Thank you so much. The vet prescribed an antihistamine and the dog is doing well.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 29

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

  • Sep 29, 2021
Bouquet to Meaghan who came to my rescue when my dog stepped on a wasp and wouldn’t walk on that leg. I couldn’t carry it. She very kindly carried my 20-pound dog uphill a quarter mile to my home while holding her two dogs on leashes. Thank you so much. The vet prescribed an antihistamine and the dog is doing well.
A rendering of Terminal Avenue with a transit exchange next to the roadway. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hub plans for downtown shouldn’t include bus loop

Transit exchange will detract from prime piece of entertainment district, says letter writer

  • Sep 28, 2021
A rendering of Terminal Avenue with a transit exchange next to the roadway. (City of Nanaimo image)
A shot of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a clinic earlier this year. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Allay needle fears

The number of anti-vaxxers who are simply scared of needles is under-reported, says letter writer

  • Sep 27, 2021
A shot of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a clinic earlier this year. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Beef to the camper who had a campfire on Mt. Benson in the false summit area. A bouquet to the man who berated the camper, and who then carried 10 litres of water up to the site the next morning and extinguished the still-smouldering, unattended fire.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 22

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

  • Sep 22, 2021
Beef to the camper who had a campfire on Mt. Benson in the false summit area. A bouquet to the man who berated the camper, and who then carried 10 litres of water up to the site the next morning and extinguished the still-smouldering, unattended fire.
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City and business owners capable of downtown re-design

No need to hire a consultant, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2021
The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Obtaining a B.C. Vaccine Card is simple even for those who don’t have a smart phone, says letter writer. (B.C. Government photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clear reasoning was provided for B.C.’ s proof-of-vaccine card

Everyone had ample advance warning that this was the next step being taken, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2021
Obtaining a B.C. Vaccine Card is simple even for those who don’t have a smart phone, says letter writer. (B.C. Government photo)