Opinion

Letter writers weigh in on the City of Nanaimo adopting ‘doughnut’ economics as a guiding principle for decision-making.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: City of Nanaimo’s ‘doughnut’ has to be more than empty calories

Letter writers react to city council’s recent decision to adopt ‘doughnut’ economic model

  • Jan 16, 2021
Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam at a press conference last year. (Canadian Press photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better federal vaccine planning badly needed

Why hasn’t Parliament done more to protect seniors and care homes, asks letter writer

  • Jan 16, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Beef to my neighbour who likes to decorate his yard with garbage. In his front yard he has a toilet bowl.

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 13

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

  • Jan 13, 2021
Beef to my neighbour who likes to decorate his yard with garbage. In his front yard he has a toilet bowl.
To submit a letter to the editor to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for byelection

Qualicum Beach letter writers say councillor’s move to provincial politics broke ‘unwritten contract’

  • Jan 12, 2021
To submit a letter to the editor to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
A campsite set up in Bowen Park last week. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those who are homeless need a place they can go

Citizens and community leaders need to stop Band-Aiding the situation, says letter writer

  • Jan 9, 2021
A campsite set up in Bowen Park last week. (News Bulletin photo)
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Troublemaker causes pain and damage at downtown Nanaimo gym
Painting exhibit inspired by long-toed birds and jazz now at Nanaimo Museum
Multi-vehicle crash involving transport truck closes Duke Point Highway in Nanaimo
Drivers hurt in crash on the highway in south Nanaimo
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Health-care workers and others on the front lines are making sacrifices, so the rest of us should respect those efforts, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Those on the front lines know pandemic is serious

Trust health-care professionals, not Facebook groups, suggests letter writer

  • Jan 7, 2021
Health-care workers and others on the front lines are making sacrifices, so the rest of us should respect those efforts, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Agricultural biodiversity is in danger of being plowed under as corporations continue to take a greater share, columnist suggests. (Stock photo)

Column: Biodiversity being lost as big data causes blight

Accumulated wisdom of peasant farmers will be forgotten, says columnist

  • Jan 7, 2021
Agricultural biodiversity is in danger of being plowed under as corporations continue to take a greater share, columnist suggests. (Stock photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature last month. (B.C. government photo)

Editorial: Restrictions wearying, but we could be worse off

We’ve holed up this long and are holding up all right

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature last month. (B.C. government photo)
Bouquet to News Bulletin readers. We’re keeping with tradition and publishing only bouquets on the first Beefs & Bouquets page of the year. Happy new year!

Beefs & Bouquets, Jan. 6

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

  • Jan 6, 2021
Bouquet to News Bulletin readers. We’re keeping with tradition and publishing only bouquets on the first Beefs & Bouquets page of the year. Happy new year!
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Doughnut theory full of holes

Letter writer reminds city council that it is not the United Nations

  • Jan 5, 2021
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support mom and pop businesses

Letter writer fears there will only be corporate big box stores and fast food franchises left

  • Jan 3, 2021
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Municipality’s bike lane budget debated

Some readers embrace cycle infrastructure, some suggest city reconsider priorities

  • Jan 2, 2021
Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
Beefs of the Year 2020.

Beefs of the Year 2020

The best beefs and bouquets submitted to the Nanaimo News Bulletin last year

Beefs of the Year 2020.
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)
Beef to the driver of the black truck who pulled up beside us as we were walking on Hammond Bay Road. You proceeded to yell at us and we have no idea what that was about or do you make a habit of yelling at seniors as they’re out walking?

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 30

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  • Dec 30, 2020
Beef to the driver of the black truck who pulled up beside us as we were walking on Hammond Bay Road. You proceeded to yell at us and we have no idea what that was about or do you make a habit of yelling at seniors as they’re out walking?
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Landlords clearly in it for themselves

Landlords’ interests are hostile to ours, says letter writer

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)

Editorial: We can resolve to limit what COVID-19 costs us

If we feel like we ‘lost a year’ in 2020, we can resolve for better in 2021

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)