Opinion

Would you support cancelling all ferry traffic?

POLL QUESTION: Do you support a temporary ban on travel from the mainland to Vancouver Island?

Do you support a temporary ban on travel from the mainland to…

  • Nov 29, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
Santa visits Tofino.

POLL QUESTION: Do you plan to buy more than half your holiday presents locally?

Do you plan to buy more than half your holiday presents locally?…

  • Nov 22, 2020
Up and riding, Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of Surfrider Pacific Rim. (Nicole Holman photo)

Surfrider Short Film Festival evokes inspiration

We look forward to seeing you all November 20th-22nd.

  • Nov 18, 2020
Up and riding, Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of Surfrider Pacific Rim. (Nicole Holman photo)
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OPINION: Island Health doctors call on residents to ‘double down’ to slow spread of COVID-19

Positive cases increasing at a rate that causes concern for health officers

  • Nov 18, 2020
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People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Santa visits Ucluelet in 2018.

POLL QUESTION: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

The holidays are coming up.

  • Nov 15, 2020
Santa visits Ucluelet in 2018.
Westerly file photo

POLL QUESTION: Would you like to see more childcare facilities operating in your community?

Would you like to see more childcare facilities operating in your community?…

  • Nov 7, 2020
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)

OPINION: Biggest threat facing wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada

‘Only Canada allows the farming of Atlantic salmon on the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon’

  • Nov 6, 2020
FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)
Letters to the editor.

LETTER – Comox doctor requesting consideration of Island Health COVID-19 ‘bubble’

The following is an open letter to Island Health medical health officer,…

  • Nov 2, 2020
Letters to the editor.
The candidates for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. Clockwise from top left: Rob Clarke, Graham Hughes, Evan Jolicoeur, Helen Poon and Josie Osborne. Osborne was declared the winner on Saturday night. (Photos submitted )

POLL QUESTION: Are you happy with the results of B.C.’s provincial election?

Josie Osborne of the BC NDP and Tofino’s now-former mayor won the Mid Island - Pacific Rim seat.

  • Oct 28, 2020
The candidates for the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding in the 2020 provincial election. Clockwise from top left: Rob Clarke, Graham Hughes, Evan Jolicoeur, Helen Poon and Josie Osborne. Osborne was declared the winner on Saturday night. (Photos submitted )
Will you be dressing up this Halloween? (Elena Rardon photo)

POLL QUESTION: Are you planning to wear a costume this Halloween?

Will you be dressing up on Saturday, Oct. 31?

  • Oct 22, 2020
Will you be dressing up this Halloween? (Elena Rardon photo)
Advanced voting is underway at the Ucluelet Community Centre at 500 Matterson Drive and polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19. (Andrew Bailey photo)

POLL QUESTION: Have you decided who you will be voting for in Oct. 24’s provincial election?

Advance voting took place in Tofino and Ucluelet over the weekend.

  • Oct 18, 2020
Advanced voting is underway at the Ucluelet Community Centre at 500 Matterson Drive and polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The remains of a beach fire at Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)

POLL QUESTION: Do you support a beach fire ban in Tofino?

Tofino’s municipal council is expected to make a decision on Oct. 13.

  • Oct 11, 2020
The remains of a beach fire at Mackenzie Beach in Tofino. (Westerly file photo)
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN file photo

POLL QUESTION: Are you planning to hand out candy this Halloween?

Halloween falls on Saturday, Oct. 31.

  • Oct 4, 2020
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FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver