Opinion

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)
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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)
We are encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible so why is it not more widespread for servers in restaurants, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Servers should be wearing masks

Letter writer wonders why some wait staff at restaurants aren’t using face coverings

  • Aug 28, 2020
We are encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible so why is it not more widespread for servers in restaurants, asks letter writer. (Stock photo)
Beef to the grocer for selling food products past their expiry date. I did not have my reading glasses at the store. When I returned home all three products I purchased had expired, one of them by one year.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 26

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

  • Aug 26, 2020
Beef to the grocer for selling food products past their expiry date. I did not have my reading glasses at the store. When I returned home all three products I purchased had expired, one of them by one year.
Letter writers weigh in on a mural on Cavan Street that was part of the inaugural Hub City Walls mural festival.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Mural evokes thought and discussion

Letter writers have differing perspectives on Cavan Street mural

  • Aug 20, 2020
Letter writers weigh in on a mural on Cavan Street that was part of the inaugural Hub City Walls mural festival.
Beef to those accessing the river via our neighbourhood. Any given sunny afternoon will have dozens of vehicles poorly parked on both sides of our residential road with people leaving garbage on our boulevards, on the river bank, and in our yards.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 19

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

  • Aug 19, 2020
Beef to those accessing the river via our neighbourhood. Any given sunny afternoon will have dozens of vehicles poorly parked on both sides of our residential road with people leaving garbage on our boulevards, on the river bank, and in our yards.
A concept for the Green Thumb property in north Nanaimo. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Green Thumb proposal looks out of place in Nanaimo

Letter writers predict noise, pollution and traffic and lament loss of green space

  • Aug 19, 2020
A concept for the Green Thumb property in north Nanaimo. (Barefoot Planning and Design image)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

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

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Letter writer pleads with British Columbians to not become complacent with all the good they’ve done.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wear a mask, control the spread

Letter writer pleads with British Columbians, warns them not to become complacent

  • Aug 13, 2020
Letter writer pleads with British Columbians to not become complacent with all the good they’ve done.
How safe is the ferry? With another spike in COVID-19 cases on the mainland, you would think it would be mandatory to wear masks but I did a count and only 5-10 per cent of people were wearing them once they got on the ferry.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 12

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

  • Aug 12, 2020
How safe is the ferry? With another spike in COVID-19 cases on the mainland, you would think it would be mandatory to wear masks but I did a count and only 5-10 per cent of people were wearing them once they got on the ferry.
Temporary supportive housing on Terminal Avenue. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Supportive housing plan unbalanced

Letter writer worries crime and social disorder will increase from Newcastle area to south end

  • Aug 8, 2020
Temporary supportive housing on Terminal Avenue. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tents along Wesley Street in Nanaimo this week. (News Bulletin photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Have a heart when it comes to homelessness

When we de-humanize people, it’s easier to be cruel to them, says letter writer

  • Aug 6, 2020
Tents along Wesley Street in Nanaimo this week. (News Bulletin photo)