Opinion

Why is it that people are holding parties when they know that it is a threat to their fellow citizens, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t party in a pandemic

Why are people holding parties when they know it is a health risk, asks letter writer

  • Sep 26, 2020
Why is it that people are holding parties when they know that it is a threat to their fellow citizens, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)
Customer service workers aren’t trying to embarrass anyone, they’re just asking people to respect health and safety guidelines, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help keep customer service workers safe

Remember that people asking you to respect health guidelines are still people, says retail worker

  • Sep 25, 2020
Customer service workers aren’t trying to embarrass anyone, they’re just asking people to respect health and safety guidelines, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Beef to the woman in the coffee shop. The employee inadvertently touched the rim of your cup and you went nuts on her. While she was remaking your tea, you continued to scream at her and made that very young girl cry. Hope you are happy and proud.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 23

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

  • Sep 23, 2020
Beef to the woman in the coffee shop. The employee inadvertently touched the rim of your cup and you went nuts on her. While she was remaking your tea, you continued to scream at her and made that very young girl cry. Hope you are happy and proud.
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When will it be Vancouver Island’s turn for support from the provincial and federal governments for a project like light rail transit, asks letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s Island’s turn for investment in light rail

Convert rail right-of-way to a double-tracked light rail system, says letter writer

  • Sep 18, 2020
When will it be Vancouver Island’s turn for support from the provincial and federal governments for a project like light rail transit, asks letter writer. (News Bulletin photo)
Beef to the woman who called the police and told them I was selling drugs at the parking lot. She said she saw me with a bag of drugs. The bag contained two rainbow trout. I fish to relax, now I worry.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 16

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

  • Sep 16, 2020
Beef to the woman who called the police and told them I was selling drugs at the parking lot. She said she saw me with a bag of drugs. The bag contained two rainbow trout. I fish to relax, now I worry.
It’s no surprise that alcohol consumption might cause people to be lax with COVID-19 health and safety, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: B.C.’s nightclub shutdown no surprise

This problem should have been anticipated, says letter writer

  • Sep 15, 2020
It’s no surprise that alcohol consumption might cause people to be lax with COVID-19 health and safety, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Invest in higher education to help Island communities recover from COVID-19

Island faculty, union leaders call on government for more post-secondary funding

  • Sep 11, 2020
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s COVID-19 catchphrase painted on construction fencing in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mixed messaging will only extend pandemic

If we do not get back to taking the precautions seriously, we may be inviting viruses into our lives

  • Sep 10, 2020
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s COVID-19 catchphrase painted on construction fencing in Victoria. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Bouquet of the Week: Confront your negative thoughts with positive rebuttals: I am strong, I am positive, I am cute, I love me.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 9

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

  • Sep 9, 2020
Bouquet of the Week: Confront your negative thoughts with positive rebuttals: I am strong, I am positive, I am cute, I love me.
Future park land should be set aside now, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Future park land should be preserved now

The population in north Nanaimo is growing and green space is disappearing, says letter writer

  • Sep 9, 2020
Future park land should be set aside now, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
There is no doubt we can afford any costs of providing a solution to homelessness, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: All levels of government need to take action on homelessness

Instead of solutions, we hear all kinds of excuses and rhetoric, says letter writer

  • Sep 7, 2020
There is no doubt we can afford any costs of providing a solution to homelessness, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Recognition of changing consumer demands for nutritional value, animal welfare and environmental protection is cause to be hopeful that food production can change for the better, says columnist. (Stock photo)

Column: Sustainability, resilience needed in food systems

Imbalance between people and planet requires complete overhaul, says columnist

  • Sep 7, 2020
Recognition of changing consumer demands for nutritional value, animal welfare and environmental protection is cause to be hopeful that food production can change for the better, says columnist. (Stock photo)
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
A newspaper cutting from 1917 showing family members of a family researcher in Birmingham, U.K. (Image submitted)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Family history researcher in U.K. looks for Nanaimo connections

Lockdown in United Kingdom gives letter writer time to look into family tree

  • Sep 5, 2020
A newspaper cutting from 1917 showing family members of a family researcher in Birmingham, U.K. (Image submitted)
A traffic light on Bowen Road. (News Bulletin file)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Change traffic patterns to avoid crashes

Letter writers suggest problems are inevitable at certain intersections

  • Sep 5, 2020
A traffic light on Bowen Road. (News Bulletin file)
Right now the global pandemic is the biggest issue in the world, but that doesn’t mean we can forget about other world issues such as the environment, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fight pandemic’s negative effects on environment

While stuck at home, think about ways to protect the Earth, says teen letter writer

  • Sep 4, 2020
Right now the global pandemic is the biggest issue in the world, but that doesn’t mean we can forget about other world issues such as the environment, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
Nanaimo RCMP vehicles at the corner of Nicol Street and Esplanade. (News Bulletin file photo)

Op-Ed: Situation tables can reduce crime and improve community safety

Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson says new provincial tool can break cycles of crime and disorder

  • Sep 3, 2020
Nanaimo RCMP vehicles at the corner of Nicol Street and Esplanade. (News Bulletin file photo)
Beef to the sandwich shop, no pepper? And a grocery store 50 metres away; c’mon, that is just lazy.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 2

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

  • Sep 2, 2020
Beef to the sandwich shop, no pepper? And a grocery store 50 metres away; c’mon, that is just lazy.
Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Back-to-school during COVID-19 an all-new lesson

Throughout the pandemic, public health officials have tried to manage risk; here’s the next one

Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Stock photo)