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Kira Marshall signs the Hero Wall erected on a fence at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and First Street in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

LETTER – Comox Valley doctor stresses kindness, community support during COVID crisis

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel…

  • May 31, 2020
Kira Marshall signs the Hero Wall erected on a fence at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and First Street in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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LETTER - Corporations should be held accountable for cleanup costs when projects go awry

LETTER – Corporations should be held accountable for cleanup costs when projects go awry

Dear editor In Brent Murphy’s May 19 letter to Black Press three…

  • May 27, 2020
LETTER - Corporations should be held accountable for cleanup costs when projects go awry
LETTER - Senior care facilities should not be capitalist ventures

LETTER – Senior care facilities should not be capitalist ventures

Dear editor, I am an essential worker, a transit driver. This letter…

  • May 27, 2020
LETTER - Senior care facilities should not be capitalist ventures
LETTER - Appalled by the lack of respect for victim of Snowbirds crash

LETTER – Appalled by the lack of respect for victim of Snowbirds crash

Dear editor, I have never in my life contacted any news agency,…

  • May 27, 2020
LETTER - Appalled by the lack of respect for victim of Snowbirds crash
The Junction sits at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo

LETTER: Those concerned about the homeless housing plan in Comox need look no further than The Junction in Courtenay

Dear editor, So the people of Comox don’t like the government housing…

  • May 27, 2020
The Junction sits at 988 Eighth St. in Courtenay. File photo
LETTER - The cottonwood trees in Courtenay are a menace

LETTER – The cottonwood trees in Courtenay are a menace

Dear editor, I think it is time someone took action on cottonwood…

  • May 26, 2020
LETTER - The cottonwood trees in Courtenay are a menace
LETTER - Many diseases and conditions could use the same attention as COVID

LETTER – Many diseases and conditions could use the same attention as COVID

Dear Editor, I read with heartfelt sorrow the letter from John and…

  • May 25, 2020
LETTER - Many diseases and conditions could use the same attention as COVID
Comox Valley Bouquets for Week of May 18-24

Comox Valley Bouquets for Week of May 18-24

Thanks for the coffees; bouquets to City of Courtenay

  • May 24, 2020
Comox Valley Bouquets for Week of May 18-24
LETTER: If you don’t need your COVID-19 senior top-up, consider donating it to charity

LETTER: If you don’t need your COVID-19 senior top-up, consider donating it to charity

Dear editor, Re: Feds announce one-time payment of up to $500 for…

  • May 24, 2020
LETTER: If you don’t need your COVID-19 senior top-up, consider donating it to charity
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
An Asian giant hornet was eradicated in Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy Conrad Bérubé)

COLUMN: Do ‘murder hornets’ pose a serious buzzkill?

David Suzuki dissects Asian giant hornet hysteria

  • May 20, 2020
An Asian giant hornet was eradicated in Nanaimo’s Robins Park last fall. (Photo courtesy Conrad Bérubé)
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EDITORIAL: Kindness does wonders for mental health

Who can honestly say this pandemic hasn’t messed with their head? But there are ways to fight the malaise

  • May 20, 2020
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LETTER - A reminder to behave responsibly while enjoying nature

LETTER – A reminder to behave responsibly while enjoying nature

Dear editor, During this challenging time, it is especially important for us…

  • May 20, 2020
LETTER - A reminder to behave responsibly while enjoying nature
LETTER - Let’s lay the blame for COVID-19 where it belongs - on the shoulders of travellers

LETTER – Let’s lay the blame for COVID-19 where it belongs – on the shoulders of travellers

Dear editor, The current (COVID-19) situation we’re in has been called ‘unprecedented.’…

  • May 20, 2020
LETTER - Let’s lay the blame for COVID-19 where it belongs - on the shoulders of travellers
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’
LETTER: Reopening rules for barbers and stylists place workers and clients in jeopardy

LETTER: Reopening rules for barbers and stylists place workers and clients in jeopardy

Dear editor, I am a barber in Victoria and, though I am…

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: Reopening rules for barbers and stylists place workers and clients in jeopardy
LETTER - Governments should mirror COVID-19 information blueprint with daily updates regarding overdose crisis

LETTER – Governments should mirror COVID-19 information blueprint with daily updates regarding overdose crisis

Dear Editor, In their May 3, letter (Governments should address toxic drug…

  • May 17, 2020
LETTER - Governments should mirror COVID-19 information blueprint with daily updates regarding overdose crisis
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)

Our species to save: Use this time to learn more about Canada’s endangered animals

We share our country with about 80,000 known wild species, 800 of them are endangered

  • May 15, 2020
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)