Opinion

Beef to the cyclist who boarded the bus and proceeded to argue and disrespect the bus driver when the driver asked for some common courtesy.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 5

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  • Aug 5, 2020
Beef to the cyclist who boarded the bus and proceeded to argue and disrespect the bus driver when the driver asked for some common courtesy.
Craig, left, and Marc Kielburger at a We Day event. (Canadian Press photo)

Column: ‘Old normal’ disheartening in time of opportunity

We Charity muddle the result of manipulation of money in achieving worthwhile goals, says columnist

  • Aug 4, 2020
Craig, left, and Marc Kielburger at a We Day event. (Canadian Press photo)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Pandemic isn’t a time for tax increases

City councillors are out of touch with the taxpayers, says letter writer

  • Aug 1, 2020
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Beef to the couple who walk their labs around the Dufferin area. Daily you let your two dogs poop in the beautiful green space. Can’t you see all the young people hanging out and the families with young children playing? All of us in the apartments see you and we are not very impressed. At least pick it up.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 29

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  • Jul 29, 2020
Beef to the couple who walk their labs around the Dufferin area. Daily you let your two dogs poop in the beautiful green space. Can’t you see all the young people hanging out and the families with young children playing? All of us in the apartments see you and we are not very impressed. At least pick it up.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Price of homelessness being shared by everyone

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Price of homelessness being shared by everyone

Taxpayers should not be forced to pay costs tied to never-ending social issues, says letter writer

  • Jul 26, 2020
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Price of homelessness being shared by everyone
Alleged drug use in downtown Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Canada needs right model of drug decriminalization

Changes need to improve lives and reduce social impacts of problematic drug use, says letter writer

  • Jul 25, 2020
Alleged drug use in downtown Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Beef to offices that use a small envelope as a label for a large envelope, why are you wasting two envelopes? Especially when you are delivering mail by hand.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 22

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  • Jul 22, 2020
Beef to offices that use a small envelope as a label for a large envelope, why are you wasting two envelopes? Especially when you are delivering mail by hand.
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Homeowners paying for Nanaimo council’s tax-and-spend ways

As Nanaimo falls apart all, the city is building more bike lanes, says letter writer

  • Jul 19, 2020
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Let’s look at long-range thinking around education investment to addess inequities, suggests letter writer. (Stock photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Invest equitably in education

Under-funding the education system results in a two-tiered system, says letter writer

  • Jul 17, 2020
Let’s look at long-range thinking around education investment to addess inequities, suggests letter writer. (Stock photo)
Beef to the man at Departure Bay Beach who actually started running in a foot race to a picnic table as he saw my 12-year-old daughter approaching it. You were so kind to offer her the table you already had as a consolation prize.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 15

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  • Jul 15, 2020
Beef to the man at Departure Bay Beach who actually started running in a foot race to a picnic table as he saw my 12-year-old daughter approaching it. You were so kind to offer her the table you already had as a consolation prize.
While it’s important to fund programs that have immediate and visible effects in our community, it’s imperative that the root systemic causes of homelessness in Nanaimo are addressed, say letter writers. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Improved health and social services needed

It’s imperative that the root systemic causes of homelessness are addressed, say letter writers

  • Jul 12, 2020
While it’s important to fund programs that have immediate and visible effects in our community, it’s imperative that the root systemic causes of homelessness in Nanaimo are addressed, say letter writers. (News Bulletin file photo)
Beef. I took my niece’s car in for an oil change. I parked outside and got out of the car to remove a twig and pine needles under one wiper that obviously were impairing its operation. ‘COVID-19, you have to get back in your car’ with a whole lot of attitude was what I heard.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 8

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  • Jul 8, 2020
Beef. I took my niece’s car in for an oil change. I parked outside and got out of the car to remove a twig and pine needles under one wiper that obviously were impairing its operation. ‘COVID-19, you have to get back in your car’ with a whole lot of attitude was what I heard.
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council’s special-interest projects boosting property taxes too high

City council should keep in mind its core services when budgeting, says letter writer

  • Jul 3, 2020
Nanaimo City Hall. (News Bulletin file photo)
Staff outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (File photo)

Column: Sustainable society based on foundational services

Services tied to local populations puts sustainability above growth, says columnist

  • Jul 2, 2020
Staff outside Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. (File photo)
Beefs & Bouquets in the July 1 print issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Beefs & Bouquets, July 1

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  • Jul 1, 2020
Beefs & Bouquets in the July 1 print issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
Spill response boats in Nanaimo Harbour. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An oil spill in B.C. is unthinkable

Letter writer opposes pipeline expansion to the West Coast

  • Jul 1, 2020
Spill response boats in Nanaimo Harbour. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Beef to the drivers on Dickinson Road and Lantzville Road for driving so fast. We are outside walking, trying to get fresh air, while social distancing and you drive by so fast I’ve had to jump out of the way.

Beefs & Bouquets, June 24

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  • Jun 24, 2020
Beef to the drivers on Dickinson Road and Lantzville Road for driving so fast. We are outside walking, trying to get fresh air, while social distancing and you drive by so fast I’ve had to jump out of the way.