Opinion

In Feb. 2021, President Biden ordered the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to review policies and issue regulations to ensure that our asylum standards are in line with international treaty obligations, which could ease the path for domestic violence asylum seekers. (iStock)

Vernon women promote activism against gender-based violence

CFUW co-presidents pen column for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

  • Nov 24, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 30, 2022 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 30, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Nov. 30, 2022

  • Nov 30, 2022
It's backyard burning season in the CVRD. (Citizen file)

LETTER – Wood burning may be free of charge, but it’s not free of consequences

Dear editor, Further to Jennifer Haines’s Nov. 16 letter about wood smoke:…

  • Nov 30, 2022
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LETTER – Is the current Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project plan the right way to go?

Dear editor, Did the recent open houses for the Comox Valley Sewer…

  • Nov 30, 2022
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The Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be delivering ready-to-eat turkey dinners to more than 700 residents in the OCmox Valley on Christmas day.. Photo by Terry Farrell

COMMEN-TERRY: Many opportunities to help others in the Comox Valley this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, the call-out for community help increases. This…

The Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be delivering ready-to-eat turkey dinners to more than 700 residents in the OCmox Valley on Christmas day.. Photo by Terry Farrell
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LETTER – Revitalized rail is neither green nor financially viable alternative

Dear editor, Rail has not been reactivated anywhere on the E&N Corridor…

  • Nov 23, 2022
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Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Comox Valley resident fears new development will put further strains on community

This letter is in regard to the proposed development on both Hector…

  • Nov 16, 2022
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LETTER – Does anyone really believe the Liberal government anymore?

Dear editor, Does anyone still believe anything that the Liberals say? Broken…

  • Nov 16, 2022
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Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (File photo)

LETTER – With the change of seasons comes increased wood smoke in residential areas

Dear editor, Beautiful fall. It’s that lovely time of year with the…

  • Nov 16, 2022
Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. (File photo)
Four-fifths of British Columbians would support a handgun ban in their city. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER – Editorial regarding pistol ban was misleading

Will pistol ban affect gang shootings? This recent editorial (Nov. 2 Record)…

  • Nov 16, 2022
Four-fifths of British Columbians would support a handgun ban in their city. (Black Press Media file)
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LETTER – Trail proponent takes issue with letter supporting the return of rail service

Dear editor, Re: The cost to provide modern rail service is a…

  • Nov 16, 2022
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Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
File photo of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. The Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island advocate for multi-use pathways from Courtenay to Victoria.

LETTER – The cost to provide modern rail service is a bargain compared to the alternative

Dear editor, Why is Friends Of Rails to Trails-Vancouver Island (FORT-VI) taken…

  • Nov 9, 2022
File photo of the Island Rail corridor, formerly known as the E&N Railway. The Friends of Rails to Trails Vancouver Island advocate for multi-use pathways from Courtenay to Victoria.
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LETTER – Oil and gas not the only companies spending money to misinform the public

Dear editor, Megan Tomlinson’s cogent Nov. 2 piece in the Viewpoint section,“Healthcare…

  • Nov 9, 2022
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LETTER – Resident concerned about size of proposed development in Comox

Dear editor, On page 31 of the Oct. 26 Record was the…

  • Nov 9, 2022
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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This Jan. 26, 2009 file photo shows the exhaust pipe of a car in Erfurt, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Healthcare professionals call for an end to fossil fuel industry’s greenwashing techniques

Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record The tobacco industry became aware of…

  • Nov 2, 2022
This Jan. 26, 2009 file photo shows the exhaust pipe of a car in Erfurt, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file
Western screech owl at Fairy Creek, Sept. 9, 2021. Photo by Royann Petrell

LETTER – Wildlife also adversely affected by widespread clearcutting

Dear editor, I read the letter to the editor submitted by Jay…

  • Nov 2, 2022
Western screech owl at Fairy Creek, Sept. 9, 2021. Photo by Royann Petrell
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu