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Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 13, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 13, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 13, 2021

  • Oct 13, 2021
Active transport, such as walking, or cycling, is healthy for us, and the planet. (Black Press file photo)

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Active transport helps people and the planet

Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a ‘Bicycle…

  • Oct 5, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 22, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 22, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 22, 2021

  • Sep 22, 2021
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The death and destruction caused by this summer’s punishing heatwave and drought, and the <a href="https://watershedwatch.ca/greg-taylor-2021-salmon-forecast-amongst-widespread-closures/" target="_blank">record low salmon returns</a> that came with them, were likely just a taste of what we can expect if we don’t act fast. (File Photo)

OPINION: If we want salmon in our future, we must arrest global warming

Aaron Hill Special to Black Press Global warming is hitting B.C.’s salmon…

The death and destruction caused by this summer’s punishing heatwave and drought, and the <a href="https://watershedwatch.ca/greg-taylor-2021-salmon-forecast-amongst-widespread-closures/" target="_blank">record low salmon returns</a> that came with them, were likely just a taste of what we can expect if we don’t act fast. (File Photo)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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An ‘all hands on deck’ approach will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our communities to withstand the harsher climate of the future. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
An ‘all hands on deck’ approach will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare our communities to withstand the harsher climate of the future. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 1, 2021.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 1, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 1, 2021

  • Sep 1, 2021
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 1, 2021.
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

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

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)

COLUMN: Does your guilty pleasure involve a captain, a tiger or a cartoon monster?

WOLF: The siren song of sugary breakfast cereals remains hard to resist

A tasty breakfast treat. (Philip Wolf photo)
Gas pump (Wikimedia Commons)

COMMEN-TERRY: It’s too soon to consider eliminating petrol at service stations

On Monday, Aug. 9, the Comox Valley Regional District’s Electoral Services Committee…

Gas pump (Wikimedia Commons)
Chinook salmon runs at a low ebb.  (Sonny Parker/Yukon News)

WATER WISE: Can wildlife adapt to the current rate of climate change?

Historic approach to land and water management is inadequate

  • Jul 27, 2021
Chinook salmon runs at a low ebb.  (Sonny Parker/Yukon News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: Anti-vaxxer rhetoric flies in the face of modern medicine

Every online conspiracy theorist is also an expert in virology, apparently

Brenda Anderson Off Topic
The Comox Glacier on Sept. 28, 2013 (top) and Sept. 28, 2020 (bottom). It is predicted to be completely gone in 25 years due to human caused climate change. Photos by Fred Fern

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: The connection between climate grief and mental health

Megan Tomlinson Special to The Record In the summer of 2019, Iceland…

  • Jul 7, 2021
The Comox Glacier on Sept. 28, 2013 (top) and Sept. 28, 2020 (bottom). It is predicted to be completely gone in 25 years due to human caused climate change. Photos by Fred Fern
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 23, 2021 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 23, 2021

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 23, 2021

  • Jun 23, 2021
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 23, 2021 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck