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Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 23, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 23, 2020

Masks serve a dual purpose in the Comox valley

  • Sep 23, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 23, 2020
Masks are just another layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. (CSRD photo)

COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

Masks are just another layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19. (CSRD photo)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 16, 2020

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

Comox Valley Record editorial cartoonist

  • Sep 16, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 16, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 9, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 9, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 2, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 2, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 26. 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 26. 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 26. 2020

  • Aug 26, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 26. 2020
Organizers from ADIMS estimate they collected between eight and nine tonnes of junk from the beach on Denman Island during the 2019 Big Beach Cleanup - the majority of that coming from the aquaculture industry. Photo by Gerry Ambury

COLUMN: DFO should enforce regulations, not pay for cleanup

By paying aquaculture industry to clean up its own mess, DFO becomes an enabler to ocean pollution

  • Aug 12, 2020
Organizers from ADIMS estimate they collected between eight and nine tonnes of junk from the beach on Denman Island during the 2019 Big Beach Cleanup - the majority of that coming from the aquaculture industry. Photo by Gerry Ambury
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 5, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 5, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 5, 2020

  • Aug 5, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 5, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 29, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 29, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 29, 2020

  • Jul 29, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 29, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)

Corporate COVID bailouts should come with “green strings” attached

After the 2008 stock and housing market crash plunged the U.S. and…

  • Jul 22, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 15, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 15, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 15, 2020

  • Jul 15, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 15, 2020
Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me

Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me

My name is Terry, and I wear a mask. It sounds like…

Commen-Terry: Why wearing a mask makes sense to me
Commen-Terry: Losing part of my childhood

Commen-Terry: Losing part of my childhood

Sunday morning I received an unwanted email. It was a picture, from…

Commen-Terry: Losing part of my childhood
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)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 1, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 1, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 1, 2020

  • Jul 1, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 1, 2020
One unexpected (albeit logical) benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic is a drop in animal deaths caused by vehicles, due to fewer vehicles being on the road. Stock image.

Science Matters: Rethinking roads can drive down species decline

With roads closed and vehicle traffic down during the pandemic, some animals…

One unexpected (albeit logical) benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic is a drop in animal deaths caused by vehicles, due to fewer vehicles being on the road. Stock image.
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 17, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 17, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 17, 2020

  • Jun 17, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for June 17, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)