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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)
Christmas fireplace generic photo ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Christmas Commen-Terry: My holiday poem tradition – the COVID-19 edition

’Twas 2 nights before Christmas And we were all grumpy. This COVID-19…

Christmas fireplace generic photo ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020 (EXCLUSIVE TO CVR)

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020

  • Dec 16, 2020
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 16, 2020 (EXCLUSIVE TO CVR)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 9, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 9, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 9, 2020

  • Dec 9, 2020
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Dec. 9, 2020
Climate and Health is anew column being compiled by the Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment specifically for the Comox Valley Record. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Climate crisis is a major health issue

Editor’s note: Comox Valley Nurses for Health & The Environment will be…

  • Dec 2, 2020
Climate and Health is anew column being compiled by the Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment specifically for the Comox Valley Record. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 25, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 25, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 25, 2020

  • Nov 23, 2020
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 25, 2020
(Black Press Media file photo)

OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020
(Black Press Media file photo)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 18, 2020.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 18, 2020.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 18, 2020.

  • Nov 17, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 18, 2020.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 28, 2020.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 28, 2020.

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 28, 2020.

  • Oct 27, 2020
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Oct. 28, 2020.
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo

WATER WISE: Healthy watersheds should be a priority for all political parties

Do you know where your party of choice stands on the subject of clean water?

  • Oct 18, 2020
Comox Lake is the drinking water source for much of the Comox Valley. File photo
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan. (Black Press Media files)

Commen-Terry: Early election campaign tactics are tactless

It took no time at all for the darts to start flying…

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan. (Black Press Media files)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 30, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 30, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for Sept. 30, 2020

  • Sep 30, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 30, 2020