Opinion

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
Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter Tori-Anne Tweedie look on during the uplifting ceremony for Johnson and his family at the Big House in Bella Bella, B.C., on Monday, October 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

LETTER – The absence of the police officers at the healing ceremony was an affront to the people of Bella Bella

Dear editor, Just 24 days after our National Day of Reconciliation, a…

  • Oct 26, 2022
Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter Tori-Anne Tweedie look on during the uplifting ceremony for Johnson and his family at the Big House in Bella Bella, B.C., on Monday, October 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Public hearings on cell towers a chance for residents to get answers from the source

Dear editor, Two new Telus communication towers are being proposed for our…

  • Oct 26, 2022
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LETTER – Hillian calling out Theos after election results were posted was unprofessional

Dear editor, In the Oct. 19 Comox Valley Record, on page A7,…

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
WeCan Shelter Society co-founder Charlene Davis and their latest recipient, Kim Hamilton, sit outside Kim’s new home. Photo by Terry Farrell

LETTER – Latest WeCan Shelter recipient grateful to the community

Dear editor, Now that I’m settled and everything is sorted with my…

  • Oct 21, 2022
WeCan Shelter Society co-founder Charlene Davis and their latest recipient, Kim Hamilton, sit outside Kim’s new home. Photo by Terry Farrell
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Photos of the clearcutting going on up Mount Washington Road. Photo by Jay Van Oostdam

LETTER – Sounding the alarm about clearcutting old-growth forests in the Comox Valley

Dear editor, It’s become common to see clearcut logging of second-growth trees…

  • Oct 20, 2022
Photos of the clearcutting going on up Mount Washington Road. Photo by Jay Van Oostdam
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Comox Valley Regional District is to receive $29,000 from the Environment Ministry's Wood Stove Exchange Program, which provides incentives to replace old stoves with cleaner options. File photo

LETTER – Courtenay council’s approach to wood burning upsets resident

Dear editor, Isn’t it ironic that on page A3 of last Wednesday’s…

  • Oct 19, 2022
The Comox Valley Regional District is to receive $29,000 from the Environment Ministry's Wood Stove Exchange Program, which provides incentives to replace old stoves with cleaner options. File photo
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER – Election signs are an eyesore and a distraction

Dear editor, I absolutely think that the proliferation of lawn signs throughout…

  • Oct 12, 2022
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Graffiti and tagging on Comox Valley school walls have become a problem. Photo courtesy SD 71

Vandalism to Comox valley school properties prompts response from SD 71 superintendent

Tom Demeo Special to the Record Typically, summer holidays are a time…

Graffiti and tagging on Comox Valley school walls have become a problem. Photo courtesy SD 71
Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Lions path to clinching 2nd place not as tough as you might think

Winnipeg will be relaxed, resting starters and less focused for two remaining tilts

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Dalton Schoen (83) is tackled by B.C. Lions' Delvin Breaux Sr. (23) after making a reception during the second half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Election: Don’t forget to have your say

Those who have seen the discourse on some local Facebook groups know…

  • Oct 8, 2022
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The top photo of the Comox Glacier was taken Sept. 28, 2013, and the bottom photo was taken Sept. 27, 2022. Photos by Fred Fern

LETTER – Ever-shrinking glacier a constant reminder of climate change

Dear editor, Anybody reading headlines recently will see that drought is a…

  • Oct 7, 2022
The top photo of the Comox Glacier was taken Sept. 28, 2013, and the bottom photo was taken Sept. 27, 2022. Photos by Fred Fern