Opinion

Foreign aid is a waste of money

We don’t pay taxes to give money away to other countries.

  • Jul 23, 2019

How about a safe alcohol consumption site, with pint glasses?

Now, doesn’t that sound absolutely ridiculous? Huh? But it sounds so familiar.

  • Jul 23, 2019

Thousands at the climate change trough

His references to scientific authorities are limited to those resulting from modelling

  • Jul 23, 2019
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Grand opening of Lake Cowichan's 75th anniversary celebrations
Lake Cowichan 75th anniversary cake is escorted to Saywell Park
Burma Star veterans, including Duncan's Charles Hoey, VC, are remembered with ceremony at Duncan Cenotaph
Quw'utsun Inter Tribal Pow Wow a celebration of culture

Thank you for help in emergency

Such a fantastic community to live in with so many caring people.

  • Jul 23, 2019

Dog laws need to be tougher, not more lenient

My dog was attacked by my neighbour’s dogs

  • Jul 23, 2019

CVRD has taken baby steps, not giant strides needed on climate action

Mapping and tracking are only metrics, they are NOT mitigation and adaptation measures.

  • Jul 22, 2019

Forestry professional questions patch clear cuts in forest reserve

My reasons are: 1) Visual impact. 2) Soil erosion

  • Jul 22, 2019

Open season on residents and local businesses in Duncan

The police and bylaw people seem powerless to do anything to stop this

  • Jul 22, 2019

Stoney Hill and Maple Mountain: blowdown salvage not as advertised

Hundreds of live trees have just been logged on Stoney Hill.

  • Jul 22, 2019

Drivesmart column: Electronic monitoring pilot projects already underway

Our current system of trying to change driver behaviour largely consists of traffic tickets

  • Jul 21, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Robert Barron column: Hats off to humanitarian workers

Saurazas didn’t seem to be fazed very much by the peril she was exposed to

Sarah Simpson Column: Getting antsy at the Duncan Days Parade

This story isn’t about bugs although there is totally a bug component.…

T.W. Paterson column: Don’t like history? Ban, burn, bury it!

I leave it to readers to decide for themselves whether some revisions…

  • Jul 20, 2019

Plans with no action don’t cut it on climate change

What concrete action has the CVRD taken

  • Jul 19, 2019

We need solutions to growing drug, crime problem in Duncan

Pressure on our provincial government to unlock funds

  • Jul 19, 2019

Boycotting gas stations won’t affect prices

We’re all fed up with the games

  • Jul 19, 2019

Possible to cut tax increases if budgeting taken seriously

Municipal politicians in the Valley continue to shirk their fiscal responsibilities

  • Jul 19, 2019

Is democracy dying?

I fought for democracy for most of my life and then the USA elected Trump.

  • Jul 19, 2019