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LETTER: Courtenay-Comox MLA mailout long on self-praise, while skirting important issues

LETTER: Courtenay-Comox MLA mailout long on self-praise, while skirting important issues

What about the opioid crisis? Women’s Shelters? Old-Growth?

  • Sep 13, 2020
LETTER: Courtenay-Comox MLA mailout long on self-praise, while skirting important issues
Letter: Time to adapt and embrace to the new normal

Letter: Time to adapt and embrace to the new normal

COVID fatigue is real, says Comox doctor

  • Sep 12, 2020
Letter: Time to adapt and embrace to the new normal
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Invest in higher education to help Island communities recover from COVID-19

Island faculty, union leaders call on government for more post-secondary funding

  • Sep 11, 2020
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)
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442 assists in Nanaimo rescue
Eagle spotting
Orcas in Ucluelet Harbour
Comox councillor proposes adopting UNDRIP
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 9, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 9, 2020
Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for week of Sept. 9

Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for week of Sept. 9

Beef to an excavator owner; bouquets to many businesses

  • Sep 7, 2020
Comox Valley Beefs & Bouquets for week of Sept. 9
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
LETTER-Biweekly garbage pickup could promote better recycling practices

LETTER-Biweekly garbage pickup could promote better recycling practices

“There are various ways to deal with both the waste and the smell. The first thing is to buy less!”

  • Sep 4, 2020
LETTER-Biweekly garbage pickup could promote better recycling practices
LETTER - Schools reopening goes against COVID regulations

LETTER – Schools reopening goes against COVID regulations

Dear editor, A person who had a party in his one-bedroom apartment…

  • Sep 3, 2020
LETTER - Schools reopening goes against COVID regulations
LETTER - Island Health’s COVID-19 testing call centre inefficient at best

LETTER – Island Health’s COVID-19 testing call centre inefficient at best

Getting through to call centre a frustrating experience

  • Sep 2, 2020
LETTER - Island Health’s COVID-19 testing call centre inefficient at best
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 2, 2020
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Sept. 2, 2020
The logging blockade near Fairy Creek is in protest of the continued old-growth logging in B.C. Photo by Mandy Vaughan

LETTER – Comox Valley woman reflects upon time spent at Fairy Creek logging blockade

On Vancouver Island alone, 32 soccer fields of old-growth are logged every day

  • Aug 30, 2020
The logging blockade near Fairy Creek is in protest of the continued old-growth logging in B.C. Photo by Mandy Vaughan
LETTER - Throwing money at the aquaculture industry will not solve the pollution problem

LETTER – Throwing money at the aquaculture industry will not solve the pollution problem

Does anyone believe this will encourage the growers to reduce plastic debris in Baynes Sound?

  • Aug 30, 2020
LETTER - Throwing money at the aquaculture industry will not solve the pollution problem
Personally supervising 20 kindergarten-aged children wash their hands nine times a day will leave no time for instruction. Photo by Oksana Kuzmina/Adobe Stock images

LETTER: According to B.C. government’s guidelines, kindergarten classes will amount to not much more than hand-washing

Supervising all student hand-washing sessions will leave little time for instruction

  • Aug 30, 2020
Personally supervising 20 kindergarten-aged children wash their hands nine times a day will leave no time for instruction. Photo by Oksana Kuzmina/Adobe Stock images
LETTER - RCMP can’t keep up with crime in the Comox Valley

LETTER – RCMP can’t keep up with crime in the Comox Valley

Citizens have a right to know about rising crime in the community

  • Aug 30, 2020
LETTER - RCMP can’t keep up with crime in the Comox Valley
LETTER - Community planning should encompass the Comox Valley as a whole

LETTER – Community planning should encompass the Comox Valley as a whole

It’s time to get together to develop a single plan for the whole Comox Valley

  • Aug 30, 2020
LETTER - Community planning should encompass the Comox Valley as a whole

LETTER – Changes needed to Island Health’s end of life policy

Dear editor, Island Health’s end of life policy could kill patients not…

  • Aug 26, 2020
LETTER - Comox council’s decision against a mask proclamation was the wrong one

LETTER – Comox council’s decision against a mask proclamation was the wrong one

Dear Mayor Arnott and Comox council, You can and would be wise…

  • Aug 26, 2020
LETTER - Comox council’s decision against a mask proclamation was the wrong one
Aerial view of Courtenay and surrounding area. Black Press file photo

LETTER: Time running out to participate in Courtenay OCP survey

Dear editor, Ever wondered where the rain goes? Ode to Street Trees.…

  • Aug 26, 2020
Aerial view of Courtenay and surrounding area. Black Press file photo
LETTER - Comox biweekly garbage pickup motion was not well thought out

LETTER – Comox biweekly garbage pickup motion was not well thought out

Dear editor, The following is an open letter to Comox Mayor Russ…

  • Aug 26, 2020
LETTER - Comox biweekly garbage pickup motion was not well thought out