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Letters to the editor

LETTER – Comox resident advises others of email scam to which she fell victim

Dear editor, I fell for a very clever scam yesterday that I…

  • Apr 14, 2021
Depending on the severity of the circumstances, an officer may issue an $81 fine under the Motor Vehicle Act for littering or a $575 fine under the B.C. Wildfire Act for the mishandling of a burning substance in or within one kilometre of a forest or grassy area. Victoria cigarette butts Sept. 2, 2020 (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

LETTER – Discarded cigarette butts are more than just litter – they could be toxic to animals

Dear editor, I live and walk in the Crown Isle area. I…

  • Apr 7, 2021
A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek. Black Press file photo

LETTER – There are many reasons why Fairy Creek old-growth must be protected from logging

Dear editor, There are so many reasons to save the precious 60,000…

  • Apr 7, 2021
A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek. Black Press file photo
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LETTER – Logging of old-growth forests is a health equity violation

Dear editor, The Teal Jones logging company plans to demolish old-growth forests…

  • Apr 5, 2021
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LETTER – Plenty of talk, little action from governments regarding transition from fossil fuels

Dear editor, Polls have shown that the majority of Canadians want Canada…

  • Mar 31, 2021
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David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old-growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)

LETTER – B.C. government is all talk, no action when it comes to old-growth forest

Dear editor, So MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says her government’s commitment to ‘balanced’…

  • Mar 28, 2021
David Barnes has collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition that seeks to draw attention to old-growth trees in Shawnigan that are in danger. (Submitted photo)
man injecting drugs in tattooed arm

LETTER – After witnessing drug activity in Lewis Park, Courtenay resident says more needs to be done

Dear parents, Please, do not rest assured for even one second that…

  • Mar 24, 2021
man injecting drugs in tattooed arm
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LETTER – Lack of community consultation prior to tree felling on school district property

Dear editor, It turns out that the riskiest place to live in…

  • Mar 24, 2021
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LETTER – Open design refrigeration units increase greenhouse gas emissions unnecessarily

Dear editor, Your mom was right: “Shut the fridge door!” High power…

  • Mar 24, 2021
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According to this letter-writer, distracted driving causes a greater risk to others than speeding. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

LETTER – Distracted driving an even greater risk to roadside pedestrians than speeding vehicles

Dear editor, As I am training for marathon running, I spend around…

  • Mar 24, 2021
According to this letter-writer, distracted driving causes a greater risk to others than speeding. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
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LETTER – Person promoting fines and education for woodsmoke infractions fails to address health concerns

Dear editor, Re: Education, fines would help air quality more than a…

  • Mar 20, 2021
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LETTER – Stretch of Muir Road needs a pedestrian path

Dear editor, I suggest it is long overdue to provide the very…

  • Mar 17, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccinations.

LETTER – Concerns about vaccine rollout process in the Comox Valley

Dear editor, I have concerns regarding our local vaccination rollout here in…

  • Mar 16, 2021
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A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER – Don’t let ‘guinea pig’ concern play a factor in getting the COVID vaccine

Dear editor, “I don’t want to be a guinea pig” – a…

  • Mar 15, 2021
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager

LETTER – DFO’s herring fishery estimates are only met on paper

Dear editor, Regarding Mike Chouinard’s recent story on the herring fishery (Strait…

  • Mar 14, 2021
Herring fishery. Photo, Simon Ager
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LETTER – Providence Living CEO apologizes for choice of words used during presentation to Comox council

Dear editor, Regarding the letter to the editor from Pat Carl dated…

  • Mar 13, 2021
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LETTER – NDP government turning a blind eye toward decimation of old-growth forest

Dear editor, “None so blind as will not see.” Future generations will…

  • Mar 13, 2021
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The rainbow flag flies outside the University of the Fraser Valley's Chilliwack campus on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

LETTER – Contrary to what the Providence Living CEO believes, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is not a lifestyle choice

Dear editor, RE: Providence aims to ‘revolutionize seniors care’ at the Comox…

  • Mar 11, 2021
The rainbow flag flies outside the University of the Fraser Valley's Chilliwack campus on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The Comox Valley has numerous pockets without cellular service. More cellular towers could rectify the problem. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

LETTER – Telus towers would help resolve woeful cellular reception in the Comox Valley

Dear editor, I have always felt secure in being able to connect…

  • Mar 10, 2021
The Comox Valley has numerous pockets without cellular service. More cellular towers could rectify the problem. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE