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Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for April 14, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 14, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 14, 2021

  • Apr 14, 2021
Letter

LETTER – Transition from fossil fuels cannot happen overnight

Dear editor, Week after week, we are treated to simplistic cartoons entitled,…

  • Mar 31, 2021
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for March 31, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 31, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 31, 2021

  • Mar 30, 2021
A daily dose of nature is perhaps one of the best remedies for these trying times. (Photo: Karolina via Pexels)

Science Matters: Connecting to nature is universally medicinal

The late urban visionary Jane Jacobs wrote, “Perhaps it will be the…

  • Mar 24, 2021
A daily dose of nature is perhaps one of the best remedies for these trying times. (Photo: Karolina via Pexels)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 17, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 17, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 17, 2021

  • Mar 17, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 17, 2021
CVR editorial

EDITORIAL: Early detection the key to treating colorectal cancer

According to the Colorectal Cancer Canada website, colorectal cancer is the third…

  • Mar 17, 2021
CVR editorial
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2021.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2021

  • Mar 10, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2021.
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
Heat pumps help keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Our planetary health: Heat pumps are a healthy option for us, and for the planet

Helen Boyd Special to Black Press Climate change is widely considered to…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Heat pumps help keep your home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 24, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 24, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 24, 2021

  • Feb 24, 2021
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 24, 2021
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 17, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 17, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 17, 2021

  • Feb 15, 2021
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 17, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 3, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 3, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 3, 2021

  • Feb 3, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 3, 2021
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change, according to Project Drawdown. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: A plant-rich diet is good for people, and the planet

The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated individual action, such as staying home and washing…

  • Feb 3, 2021
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change, according to Project Drawdown. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021

  • Jan 4, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for week of Jan. 6, 2021
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Canada is a major contributor to the global food waste crisis

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record The disparity between food waste and…

  • Jan 4, 2021
In Canada, 20 per cent of total food wastage occurs at the household average. This translates into a household financial loss of $1,800 every year. (Stock photo)
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

ISLAND HEALTH COLUMN: New year focus on vaccinations, opioid crisis, racism in healthcare

Island Health says while there is much work ahead, there is hope

  • Jan 2, 2021
Island Health board chair Leah Hollins. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
January 30

Under The Glacier: The best of 2020

Bob Castle’s editorial cartoons struck many chords in 2020

  • Dec 31, 2020
January 30
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)

COLUMN: Bus companies at risk as revenue drops 95 per cent, no help in sight

John Wilson is president and CEO, The Wilson’s Group of Companies

  • Dec 30, 2020
Motor coach companies in B.C., and across Canada, have been left struggling as they near 10 months of operating at a 95 per cent reduction in revenues. (Courtesy Wilson’s Group)