Opinion

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
(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)

LETTER – Disaster narrowly averted as puppy ingests cannabis in Comox

Dear editor, Last week on a beautiful day, a friend and dog…

  • Jul 22, 2021
Letters to the editor.

LETTER – A garbage collection alternative for Comox Valley Regional District to consider

Dear editor, I noticed that the CVRD’s proposal for garbage pickup was…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Letters to the editor.
Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)

LETTER – B.C. wildfires are a result of the mismanagement of forests

Dear editor, Forest fires are raging in BC. It’s a common occurrence,…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Fire sweeps through the town of Lytton on June 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Jack Zimmerman)
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LETTER – Comox Valley Regional District directors should resign in light of AAP response

Dear editor, Re: AAP results for bylaws 648, 649. 650. That is…

  • Jul 21, 2021
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LETTER – Congratulations to all those who took the time to oppose the rural roadside trash collection AAP

Dear editor, I applaud rural residents from all rural CVRD areas A,…

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Driving a big truck to go mountain biking seems ironic to this letter writer.  ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

LETTER – The irony of driving a big truck to go mountain biking

Dear editor, If you have driven to Comox Lake lately, you likely…

  • Jul 14, 2021
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LETTER -The destruction of public property, such as statues, should not be tolerated

Dear editor, The recent vandalism in Victoria on Canada Day with the…

  • Jul 14, 2021
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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)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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LETTER – Vehicle noise an issue in Comox as well

Dear editor, In response to the letter from Sabine in Cumberland re:…

  • Jul 14, 2021
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Langley Lake area. Photo, JET Productions

LETTER- Clean water should take precedence over logging rights

Dear editor, Mosaic wants to log in the Union Bay community watershed…

  • Jul 14, 2021
Langley Lake area. Photo, JET Productions
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LETTER – Former Comox Valley Regional District manager takes issue with septic ‘beef’

Dear editor, In the June 30 edition of Beefs and Bouquets a…

  • Jul 14, 2021
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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

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Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

Editorial: Diligence required as fire danger rises

Last week an open burning ban came into effect for the Coastal Fire Centre

  • Jul 7, 2021
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Nurses should be paid while being educated. File photo

LETTER – The government should start paying student nurses like it does with trades students

Dear editor, It is at everyone’s attention that there is a need…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Nurses should be paid while being educated. File photo
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)
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LETTER – Port Alice visitor thanks Courtenay Good Samaritan who found her purse

Dear editor, On Monday, June 21, I unintentionally put the City of…

  • Jun 30, 2021
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