Opinion

Some PQB News readers cite a lack of good manners (such as holding a door open) as something people don’t seem to remember these days. (Black Press file photo)

WOLF: Readers cite manners, civility, reasonable debate as ‘lost skills’

COLUMN: Cursive writing, driving a standard and blacksmithing also seemingly forgotten

Some PQB News readers cite a lack of good manners (such as holding a door open) as something people don’t seem to remember these days. (Black Press file photo)
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The CVRD board voted to explore a shift to electric buses and an enabling facility for Comox Valley Transit. File photo

Comox Valley director explains vote re. bus electrification

I thought it would be good to respond to Ron Kelly’s letter…

  • Aug 26, 2022
The CVRD board voted to explore a shift to electric buses and an enabling facility for Comox Valley Transit. File photo
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Email letters to editor@northislandgazette.com

LETTER – CVRD director Ken Grant responds to letter regarding electrification of buses

Dear editor, In response to Ron Kelly’s letter regarding the electrification of…

  • Aug 17, 2022
Email letters to editor@northislandgazette.com
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

  • Aug 10, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022
BC Transit. File photo

LETTER – Electrification of buses moves us into the 21st century

Dear editor, Congratulations to the directors of the CVRD who approved, in…

  • Aug 10, 2022
BC Transit. File photo
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Health-care crisis could be resolved by accepting the credentials of international professionals

Dear editor, I read with sadness the editorial of Aug. 3 stating…

  • Aug 10, 2022
Letter to the editor.
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR***

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022

  • Aug 3, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR***
Letter to the editor.

Auto racing challenging Comox Valley Regional District’s own ‘Climate Action Challenge’ goal

Dear editor, The Comox Valley Regional District’s home page states “To preserve…

  • Aug 3, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

LETTER: Too much ambiguity surrounding the proposed cell tower on Lerwick Road

Dear editor, On June 29 I received an information package from Freedom…

  • Aug 3, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Instead of complaining about noise, why not just ‘live and let live?’

Dear editor, I read with interest the issue of noise at Saratoga…

  • Aug 3, 2022
Letter to the editor.
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

  • Jul 27, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022
Old growth forests provide homes for animals such as this endangered western screech owl. (Sarah Chesterman/Special to Black Press)

LETTER – Professor gains support in her efforts to protect endangered birds

Dear editor, Re: Birder fights for more access in Fairy Creek (July…

  • Jul 27, 2022
Old growth forests provide homes for animals such as this endangered western screech owl. (Sarah Chesterman/Special to Black Press)
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

LETTER -Saratoga debate should centre around fossil fuel use

Dear editor, The debate over the Saratoga Speedway seems to be about…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin