Opinion

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

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

  • 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)
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

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
To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.
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

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

  • 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)
Protesters at a COVID-19 conspiracy rally in north Nanaimo earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-mask beefer giving no thought to friends, family, neighbours

Letter writer applauds those helping to stop the spread of COVID-19

  • Dec 6, 2020
Protesters at a COVID-19 conspiracy rally in north Nanaimo earlier this fall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Letter writer isn’t convinced that a pride-of-place campaign and a leaders’ table initiative will result in the kind of decisions and actions needed in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Real change requires more than buzzwords

Letter writer questions pride-of-place campaign, leaders’ table initiative

  • Dec 5, 2020
Letter writer isn’t convinced that a pride-of-place campaign and a leaders’ table initiative will result in the kind of decisions and actions needed in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Beef to the business at the mall that told me I had to provide personal information for COVID tracing. After assuring me I would not receive marketing e-mails, they proceeded to send me e-mails promoting their business.

Beefs & Bouquets, Dec. 2

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  • Dec 2, 2020
Beef to the business at the mall that told me I had to provide personal information for COVID tracing. After assuring me I would not receive marketing e-mails, they proceeded to send me e-mails promoting their business.
We need to curb our addiction to growth and set about building a more sustainable society, says columnist. (Stock photo)

Column: Addressing over-consumption needs to be a priority

For 50 years we have been avoiding action for sustainability, says columnist

  • Dec 1, 2020
We need to curb our addiction to growth and set about building a more sustainable society, says columnist. (Stock photo)
Dr. Sandra Allison is Island Health’s medical health officer for the central Island. (Photo submitted)

OPINION: Don’t let fear take over during the pandemic

Central Island medical health officer shares her reflections riding the bus

  • Nov 26, 2020
Dr. Sandra Allison is Island Health’s medical health officer for the central Island. (Photo submitted)
Beef to Halloween, a celebration of death, weapons, blood and murder. Halloween is a mockery of death and our beloved deceased. Why do we celebrate it?

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 25

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

  • Nov 25, 2020
Beef to Halloween, a celebration of death, weapons, blood and murder. Halloween is a mockery of death and our beloved deceased. Why do we celebrate it?
This undated photo issued by the University of Oxford shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Virus vaccine anticipated

We will all soon be back to normal, says letter writer

  • Nov 25, 2020
This undated photo issued by the University of Oxford shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. (University of Oxford/John Cairns via AP)
War and evil aren’t God-made, they are human-made, says letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human choices, not God’s will, cause war

God gave us free will and unfortunately we do not always make good decisions, says letter writer

  • Nov 24, 2020
War and evil aren’t God-made, they are human-made, says letter writer. (Stock photo)
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Brian McFadden, vice-president of the Vancouver Island Military Museum, shows elements of a new exhibit there that examines some of the horrors and hardships for women and children in prison camps during First and Second World Wars. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women in prison camps persevered

Letter writer shares her mother’s recollections of prison camp in Java during Second World War

  • Nov 23, 2020
Brian McFadden, vice-president of the Vancouver Island Military Museum, shows elements of a new exhibit there that examines some of the horrors and hardships for women and children in prison camps during First and Second World Wars. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)