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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Plenty of reasons to say thanks

Thanking people you know and do not know will warm hearts, predicts letter writer

  • Dec 25, 2020
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference in Ottawa last month. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians pipe up from behind their masks at Christmas time

Letter writer proposes Christmas carol-themed masks for each of the federal party leaders

  • Dec 25, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference in Ottawa last month. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
Recyclables and personal belongings at a temporary camp set up close to a fenced-off picnic shelter at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t forget about those in the city without homes at Christmas time

It is easy to forget people out in the cold in Nanaimo this week, says letter writer

  • Dec 24, 2020
Recyclables and personal belongings at a temporary camp set up close to a fenced-off picnic shelter at Bowen Park. (News Bulletin photo)
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Health order cheats putting us all at risk

It’s sad when people ignore public safety to achieve self-gratification, says letter writer

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Beef to the rascals at Bowen Park who heckled my elderly friends and I. We were trying to have a COVID-safe seniors speed-dating gathering and your noisy ruckus and loud horsing off scared off many participants.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 23

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  • Dec 23, 2020
Beef to the rascals at Bowen Park who heckled my elderly friends and I. We were trying to have a COVID-safe seniors speed-dating gathering and your noisy ruckus and loud horsing off scared off many participants.
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Respect the rest of us, heed holiday restrictions

So many are sacrificing tradition for the greater good

Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)
Locations of speed humps and raised sidewalk on Bay Street. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City has worse traffic problems than speeding on Bay Street

Letter writer says Departure Bay Road has worse traffic issues

  • Dec 20, 2020
Locations of speed humps and raised sidewalk on Bay Street. (City of Nanaimo image)
The challenges of the pandemic have taken a toll and limited the spoonfuls of energy we have left, says columnist. (Stock photo)

Column: Coping with COVID-19 is stealing away my spoons

Since the pandemic began, 40 per cent of Canadians have experienced a decline in their mental health

The challenges of the pandemic have taken a toll and limited the spoonfuls of energy we have left, says columnist. (Stock photo)
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Bouquet to the boy in my gym class trying to work on his patience skills. I understand that cutting in front of me in kickball is part of his journey and I wish him the best.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 16

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  • Dec 16, 2020
Bouquet to the boy in my gym class trying to work on his patience skills. I understand that cutting in front of me in kickball is part of his journey and I wish him the best.
Just how are bylaw officers supposed to enforce a new animal responsibility bylaw, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pet bylaw an ‘anti-animal act’

Letter writer says he’s an animal lover but thinks proposed animal responsibility bylaw is ridiculous

  • Dec 16, 2020
Just how are bylaw officers supposed to enforce a new animal responsibility bylaw, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)
We can’t celebrate the holidays with those outside our households, but we can share the spirit of the season in other ways, says letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Send out season’s greetings

For those who are separated from loved ones, the holidays will be difficult, says letter writer

  • Dec 14, 2020
We can’t celebrate the holidays with those outside our households, but we can share the spirit of the season in other ways, says letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)
Letter writer says government support of natural gas development will delay reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government’s support of natural gas development fuels emissions

Acknowledging climate crisis and acting on it are two different things, says letter writer

  • Dec 13, 2020
Letter writer says government support of natural gas development will delay reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Young people show dedication to keeping older people safe

Letter writer ‘profoundly grateful’ to those helping to keep her safe

  • Dec 11, 2020
COVID-19-inspired street art in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rent freeze during pandemic isn’t fair to landlords

Why does the battle to control rental costs fall solely on landlords’ shoulders, asks letter writer

  • Dec 10, 2020
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Beef to the auto service centre and its mechanics for telling me to get my husband to drive my new car after I made many complaints about the brakes squealing. I don’t have a husband but I did help build and I drove stock cars for many years.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 9

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  • Dec 9, 2020
Beef to the auto service centre and its mechanics for telling me to get my husband to drive my new car after I made many complaints about the brakes squealing. I don’t have a husband but I did help build and I drove stock cars for many years.
(Black Press file photo)

CEO: Malahat commute could take two hours in 2038, Island rail part of the solution

LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO Stevenson confident in survey results

  • Dec 9, 2020
(Black Press file photo)
Green Party members of Parliament say there are actions the federal government can take to limit the stays of freighters off the Gulf Islands. (News Bulletin file photo)

OPINION: Freighters overstaying welcome, but solutions exist, say Green MPs

Green Party MPs Elizabeth May and Paul Manly urge political will to address anchorages

  • Dec 8, 2020
Green Party members of Parliament say there are actions the federal government can take to limit the stays of freighters off the Gulf Islands. (News Bulletin file photo)