Opinion

Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
It’s speeders who cause accidents, not the drivers doing the posted limits, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lower speeds make us safer

The writer of the beef about decreases to speed limits is obviously a speeder, says letter writer

  • Oct 2, 2020
It’s speeders who cause accidents, not the drivers doing the posted limits, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)
Masks protect others, so people should wear them no matter their religious beliefs, say letter writers. (Stock photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Love thy neighbour, wear a mask

Letter writers respond to letter saying mask-wearing goes against his religious beliefs

  • Oct 1, 2020
Masks protect others, so people should wear them no matter their religious beliefs, say letter writers. (Stock photo)
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Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the ways people think about place
Vehicle smashes all the way into business on Bowen Road
Gabriola Island woman speaks after man who killed husband sentenced
Nanaimo Yacht Club installs new boat houses
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
Beef. I am the guy who pumps out the pit toilet at Neck Point. Yes, I agree it is not the cleanest or the nicest smelling, none of them are. I do my best. But when people throw down diapers, garbage, pop cans, bottles, wipes, sticks, rocks, cellphones and condoms, most of these items get stuck on or in the end of my hose. I have to remove these with my hands, now that is disgusting.

Beefs & Bouquets, Sept. 30

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

  • Sep 30, 2020
Beef. I am the guy who pumps out the pit toilet at Neck Point. Yes, I agree it is not the cleanest or the nicest smelling, none of them are. I do my best. But when people throw down diapers, garbage, pop cans, bottles, wipes, sticks, rocks, cellphones and condoms, most of these items get stuck on or in the end of my hose. I have to remove these with my hands, now that is disgusting.
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

STEM (Pixabay.com)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press photos)

OPINION: Election no one wanted is an election like no other

It will be interesting to compare parties’ messaging on COVID-19 response and recovery

B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press photos)
Photocopies of a violation ticket specifying an offence under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mask rules inconsistent

Letter writer says he won’t pay fine for violating COVID-19 Related Measures Act

  • Sep 27, 2020
Photocopies of a violation ticket specifying an offence under the COVID-19 Related Measures Act.
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.
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)