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A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Eunice Foote’s early contributions to climate science have long not been fully recognized. (Stock photo)

Science Matters: The woman who discovered global warming

In 1856, Eunice Foote was already putting it together

  • Mar 11, 2020
Eunice Foote’s early contributions to climate science have long not been fully recognized. (Stock photo)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2020

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  • Mar 10, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 10, 2020
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

B.C. VIEWS: We can’t ignore the little things, lest they grow into a pandemic

COVID-19 can help us prepare for the major pandemic experts say is still to come

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
A man waves a Mohawk Warrior flag on the Pat Bay Highway during a blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Wolf Depner - Black Press Media)

Science Matters: Governments have failed to resolve issues

Pipeline actions signal need for true reconciliation

  • Mar 4, 2020
A man waves a Mohawk Warrior flag on the Pat Bay Highway during a blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Wolf Depner - Black Press Media)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 3, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 3, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 3, 2020

  • Mar 3, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for March 3, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Mar 1, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Mar 1, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 25, 2020

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

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

  • Feb 25, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 25, 2020
Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest
Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 13, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 13, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 13, 2020

  • Feb 13, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 13, 2020
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 11, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 11, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 11, 2020 ***EXCLUSIVE TO…

  • Feb 11, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 11, 2020
Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)
Column: A failure in communications around a simple piece of info

Column: A failure in communications around a simple piece of info

Professionals are MIA regarding POA regulation for out-of-province agreements

Column: A failure in communications around a simple piece of info
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 4, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 4, 2020

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 4, 2020

  • Feb 4, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Feb. 4, 2020
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 30, 2020

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

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

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