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Letter: Huge thank you to staff at Canada Post in Duncan

I hopped back in my car and met the postal driver at that mail box

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast” and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
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Letter: Council must re-think development refusal

The proposal was for 56 patio and town homes

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Letter: Protest outside hospital misdirected

Insults the majority of Canadians’ right to protection from infection

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Letter: Ban cell phones in classrooms

Classrooms can be beleaguered with cell phone distractions

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Letter: Thank you for return of phone

May your kindness be magnified 110 times!

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Robert Barron column: Some of us not meant to be TV stars

Our bosses decided they could save money if they combined television and newspaper reporters

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An insulated cold frame for winter crops with the plastic windows removed. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Cold frames extend the gardening season

A cold frame is a solid structure that can sit over crops to extend their lives

  • Sep 18, 2021
An insulated cold frame for winter crops with the plastic windows removed. (Mary Lowther photo)
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Sarah Simpson column: It’s not embarassing to be a learner

Stop being so hard on people already, we’re all just doing our best

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It is our responsibility as Canadians to get out and vote on Sept. 20, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Editorial: Like it or not, it’s time to vote

Voting is a responsibility

  • Sep 16, 2021
It is our responsibility as Canadians to get out and vote on Sept. 20, 2021. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Letter: Politicians must wade in to solve Fairy Creek impasse

If this hope is wrong thinking, it will not change by increasingly brutal RCMP attacks

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Letter: Rally at hospital was uplifting

I feel like I’m stuck in a really scary sci-fi movie where everyone has lost their common sense

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Letter: Will body cams really increase RCMP workload?

Difficult to accept that gathering evidence wearing a body camera would create more paperwork

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Letter: ‘Tyranny’ accusations ridiculous

I received vituperation and ad hominem replies, not a single point of rebuttal formulated on logic

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Letter: Demonstration was to support hospital staff

There was no judgment pro or con

  • Sep 13, 2021
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Letter: Protests at hospital outrageous

I myself have worked as a healthcare professional for over 40 years

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Pedestrian safety jeopardized in Cowichan Bay

The obvious solution is to mark out a “ no parking” sidewalk on the shoulder

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Working forests are needed

The forests, both old and new, provide opportunities for generations to come

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Letter: Sewage infrastructure needed

Solutions must also include septage-pumping facilities at North Cowichan’s marinas

  • Sep 9, 2021
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