Opinion

Public funding for private schools saves money

Independent schools offer discounts to taxpayers to educate Canadian students.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Heavy industrial zoning inappropriate for Cowichan Bay

Tourism is our economic driver here in Cowichan — industry will never be our mainstay.

  • Jan 17, 2019

NDP wasting money on Malahat alternative report

Makes you really wonder, why B.C. once again let the NDP manage their tax dollars

  • Jan 17, 2019

Federal government committed to solving derelict boats problem

Work proceeding under the federal government’s historic Oceans Protection Plan

  • Jan 17, 2019

A bridge over the inlet solves the Malahat problem

A bypass through the watershed will probably be a no-go.

  • Jan 17, 2019
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Cowichan District Hospital fire
Cow High's 'The Addams Family' opens Jan. 16 at Mt. Prevost School
Bus fire in Duncan
Town planner talks about new town plan to Lake Cowichan council

T.W. Paterson column: ‘Dull’ Lubbe Lake belies its colourful namesake

“Brilliant scholar” and engineering graduate of Cornell University, was said to be no one’s fool.

  • Jan 19, 2019

Editorial: National rowing training centre will bring benefits for Cowichan

This is an incredibly exciting win for the Cowichan Valley.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Cut down all trees near power lines

The annual pruning of trees is not sufficient

  • Jan 17, 2019

Stop dithering and modernize E&N rail line

The E&N rail line is vital to the economic future of Vancouver Island

  • Jan 17, 2019

Private schools shouldn’t get public funding

Some of these private schools are multi-million dollar enterprises

  • Jan 17, 2019

Officials should stand behind the Lake Cowichan mayor

Remember that Mayor Peters won this election hands down.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Mayor in conflict, but town not always business friendly in the past

It seems mired in vested interests and dogma

  • Jan 16, 2019

A deeply regrettable state of affairs

These actions by the governments of both B.C. and Canada undermine public confidence

  • Jan 15, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Seed catalogues and proper storage

Seeds kept dry and at 4 C can last three times as long as if they were held in household conditions.

  • Jan 17, 2019

Editorial: Looking back at windstorm helps us prepare for next time

BC Hydro says it was the most destructive storm in its history

  • Jan 16, 2019

Overdose prevention site needs 24 hours surveillance

I am familiar with the many issues facing those who live or work near the overdose prevention site

  • Jan 14, 2019

Tax increases seemingly inevitable

Leeches bring forward their requests, complete with glossy photos

  • Jan 14, 2019

Jim Taylor greatest sportswriter of his generation

Jim Taylor never worked for the Victoria Times Colonist.

  • Jan 14, 2019