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COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019

T.W. Paterson column: Deadly cargo cost Nanaimo teamster his life

The jars of nitroglycerine were secured in place by a wooden framework.

  • Mar 9, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Time to start planting greens indoors

Ancient Egyptians grew lettuce for its reputed aphrodisiac qualities

  • Mar 7, 2019
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COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

TW Paterson: 1900 banquet celebrated first Nanaimo Pioneers

An historian would give blood to have been present, to have been…

  • Mar 3, 2019

Sarah Simpson Column: To err is human, no H is an easy mistake

You can file this one in the “Should I or Shouldn’t I?”…

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

Don’t Block the Intersection

By Tim Schewe This reader’s suggestion came in the form of a…

  • Feb 27, 2019

Drivesmart column: Coping with snow and slush

Occasionally, the headlights in my rear view mirror caused some anxiety.

  • Feb 24, 2019

Warren Goulding column: Letter to the editor was unfair

I’m always impressed with the volume of letters to the editor that…

Sarah Simpson Column: It took two months but the cat came back

The column before last, I mentioned that a cat who’d gone missing…

T.W. Paterson column: Forbidden Plateau’s lost gold nuggets

“Time and time again the young men scoured the hills…”

  • Feb 23, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Growing combination for complete proteins

While we’re at it, why limit our gardens to “typical” crops?

  • Feb 21, 2019

Carl Weber column: God – it’s just my opinion

I have no real doubt that there is a design

  • Feb 21, 2019

Chris Wilkinson column: Stress can kill you from the inside out

The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada lists these as the primary risk factors for heart disease

  • Feb 20, 2019

Drivesmart column: Brush up on what the painted lines mean

Our government spends about $11.3 million each year to paint the markings on our highways.

  • Feb 17, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates