Opinion

Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Climate anxiety, and how to deal with it

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record This year, summer approaches with…

  • May 4, 2022
Our individual health is directly impacted by our planetary health. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Letter to the editor

LETTER – Local conservation group wants town to purchase remaining forested areas in Comox

Dear editor, The volunteer group Save Our Forests Team Comox Valley (SOFT-CV)…

  • May 4, 2022
Letter to the editor
A rendering of the proposed Sixth Street cable-stayed bridge. Graphic supplied

LETTER – Sixth Street pedestrian bridge would add character to the city

Dear editor, Re: Infrastructure dollars earmarked for Courtenay’s 6th Street bridge project…

  • May 4, 2022
A rendering of the proposed Sixth Street cable-stayed bridge. Graphic supplied
Do you have a letter to the editor? Email letters@comoxvallewyrecord.com

LETTER – Oncoming pedestrian tells Comox wheelchair user ‘you could have moved’

Dear editor, I had a stroke three years ago and, weather permitting,…

  • May 3, 2022
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Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Government must stop ignoring those ringing the alarm bell about our climate emergency

Dear editor, On Earth Day, my partner and I marched with others…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Letter to the editor.
Supplied picture of the Comox Dam

LETTER – Once again, BC Hydro is releasing water from Comox Lake unnecessarily

Dear editor, With this cool spring, it is a distant memory of…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Supplied picture of the Comox Dam
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 27, 2022.

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

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

  • Apr 27, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for April 27, 2022.
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
The shortage of family physicians in the Comox Valley and throughout B.C. has the healthcare system on the verge of collapse. (Black Press media file photo)

LETTER – B.C. healthcare crisis will not be resolved by using reactive measures

Dear editor, Our government needs to wake up; our current healthcare system…

  • Apr 21, 2022
The shortage of family physicians in the Comox Valley and throughout B.C. has the healthcare system on the verge of collapse. (Black Press media file photo)
The 6th Street Active Transportation Bridge intends to provide a dedicated cycling and pedestrian connection between downtown Courtenay and Simms Millennium Park. Graphic supplied

Infrastructure dollars earmarked for Courtenay’s 6th Street bridge project could be better spent elsewhere

Dear editor, I am writing to say I oppose any funding for…

  • Apr 20, 2022
The 6th Street Active Transportation Bridge intends to provide a dedicated cycling and pedestrian connection between downtown Courtenay and Simms Millennium Park. Graphic supplied
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
This chart from NASA shows the atmospheric carbon level for the past 800,000 years, and what it has done in the last 70 years. (Via NASA)

LETTER – Present atmospheric CO2 levels show that the time to ‘build back better’ has past

Dear editor, Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist, was the first to…

  • Apr 13, 2022
This chart from NASA shows the atmospheric carbon level for the past 800,000 years, and what it has done in the last 70 years. (Via NASA)
Letter to the editor

LETTER – Creating a healthy community starts with the protection and significant inclusion of nature

Dear editor, Within the past couple of months, users of the Northeast…

  • Apr 13, 2022
Letter to the editor
This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Plant-based diets are highly effective solutions for halting climate change

By Megan Tomlinson Special to the Record Behaviour modification, such as mask…

  • Apr 6, 2022
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The design of a proposed roundabout at the  intersection of Rodello Street and Comox Avenue. Photo submitted

LETTER – Roundabout at Rodello Drive will pose considerable risk to pedestrian safety

Dear editor, At the March 2 Comox Council meeting, council approved the…

  • Apr 6, 2022
The design of a proposed roundabout at the  intersection of Rodello Street and Comox Avenue. Photo submitted
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Relaxing of COVID measures ‘reckless,’ says doctors group

B.C. doctors says public health measures failing residents

  • Apr 4, 2022
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

HENRY: The goal amid COVID is to never need a mask mandate or event limits again

‘We used masks in combination with our other layers to give us the protection we needed’

  • Apr 1, 2022
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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