Opinion

Certain apps can make users more mindful of their social media use. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

KITTERINGHAM: Why I unfollowed 500 social media accounts this month

Social media was depressing me, so I did something about it

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OPINION: High income taxes make B.C. less attractive and productive

Horgan government increased B.C.’s top personal income tax rate from 14.7 per cent to 20.5 per cent

  • Feb 1, 2023
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – There is nothing to fear from cell towers

Dear editor, I read with a sinking and disheartening sense of dismay…

  • Feb 1, 2023
Fentanyl

LETTER – It’s now lawful to carry around enough fentanyl to kill 2,500 people

Dear editor, I am a recovered drug addict, gratefully. I received a…

  • Jan 31, 2023
Fentanyl
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Jock Finlayson

FINLAYSON: 2023 could be one of the weakest years for B.C. home sales in two decades

Despite market volatility, the long-term fundamentals for housing in B.C. remain attractive

  • Jan 27, 2023
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Jock Finlayson
This photo, taken in June of 2016, shows a PVC pipe geoduck tenure on Denman Island at low tide. Photo supplied

LETTER – Denman Island group opposes application for geoduck aquaculture

Dear editor, Mac’s Oysters Ltd., a local shellfish grower and processor, has…

  • Jan 25, 2023
This photo, taken in June of 2016, shows a PVC pipe geoduck tenure on Denman Island at low tide. Photo supplied
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)

SCIENCE MATTERS: Fossil gas is not healthy for people or the planet

By David Suzuki Cooking with gas has some advantages over cooking on…

  • Jan 25, 2023
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 25, 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 25, 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 25, 2023

  • Jan 25, 2023
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 25, 2023
Save Our Forests Team - Comox Valley (SOFT-CV) questions how logging companies can claim sustainable practices while clearcutting old-growth and second-growth forests. Photo supplied

LETTER: How can forestry companies claim sustainability while clearcutting old-growth and second-growth forests?

Dear editor, In a December 2022 complaint filed with the Federal Competition…

  • Jan 23, 2023
Save Our Forests Team - Comox Valley (SOFT-CV) questions how logging companies can claim sustainable practices while clearcutting old-growth and second-growth forests. Photo supplied
A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: This ‘prudish’ B.C. strata sued to stop owner from living with her boyfriend

Case raises the question of whether strata bylaws should be able to restrict certain relationships

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

BODGER: Blue Monday is bogus, stop looking for reasons to be sad

There’s no evidence one day should be the saddest compared to any other

Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – RF- EMR radiation from cell towers a concern for Comox resident

Dear editor, In October 2022, like many people, I didn’t give much…

  • Jan 18, 2023
Letter to the editor.
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 18. 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 18. 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 18. 2023

  • Jan 18, 2023
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 18. 2023
Vancouver Island-based Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Victoria-Tofino-Campbell River route until May. (Black Press files)

LETTER – Cancellation of bus service until spring is unacceptable

Dear editor, It’s hard to believe, but we won’t have any highway…

  • Jan 18, 2023
Vancouver Island-based Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Victoria-Tofino-Campbell River route until May. (Black Press files)
Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)

OPINION: Iranian woman living in Fraser Valley urging MPs to sponsor prisoners to avoid execution

Nine federal Liberal MPs ‘sponsor’ Iranian detainees by sharing their plights on social media

Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)
Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

CAMPBELL: Couple ‘evicted’ from B.C. ferry terminal gets zero sympathy here

Couple posts video of confrontation onto social media after being 4 minutes late

Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 11, 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 11, 2023

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 11, 2023

  • Jan 11, 2023
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Jan. 11, 2023
Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.

OPINION: Cervical cancer awareness didn’t seem important to me, until it was

January is cervical awareness month and a time to understand how devastating the disease really is

Jessica Peters is a reporter with the Abbotsford News, and an invasive cervical cancer survivor.
As of January 2023, Courtenay residents will be restricted to three yard waste bags per residential cubside pick-up.

LETTER – City’s restrictions on yard waste collection is counter-productive

Dear Editor, I must strongly protest the city’s ham-handed and dictatorial imposition…

  • Jan 10, 2023
As of January 2023, Courtenay residents will be restricted to three yard waste bags per residential cubside pick-up.
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
Someone in Victoria had a frustrating birthday after a sign meant for them was put on the wrong lawn. (Pexels photo)
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