Opinion News

BC is boiling over

Feb 20, 2020 / 2:03 pm

Island Scallops on Vancouver Island has relied on stable ocean conditions since 1989. But CEO Rob Saunders says those started changing a little over a decade...

No one voice can speak

Feb 19, 2020 / 8:37 am

Tuesday morning, a group that included a handful of old white guys who looked, well, kind of like me demonstrated outside the Langford home of Premier John...

Collision of trans sports

Jan 31, 2020 / 10:11 am

Mixed martial arts fighter Tamikka Brents had never felt anyone or anything like the blows that sent her to the hospital in 2014. Fallon Fox hit Brents so hard...

BC resolutions for 2020

Jan 2, 2020 / 3:16 pm

I was hoping 2019 would have a lot less 2018 in it. Didn't quite work out so well. But not to despair, we can still hope and set some resolutions for 2020....

In praise of the monarchy

Jan 2, 2020 / 3:11 pm

Public support for the monarchy in Canada is lower than in the United Kingdom, but Queen Elizabeth II’s reign isn’t over yet and there’s no...

Health Tax costing jobs

Dec 11, 2019 / 7:46 pm

When it comes to health taxes, Premier John Horgan started with a stumble and then fell over backwards. Now, he needs to pick himself up and keep his promise to...

Kelowna's climate crisis

Nov 30, 2019 / 9:00 am

There were two headlines in this week’s news that should be getting the attention of everyone in Kelowna. Monday, we were told that “Kelowna is...

Lonely and hungry

Nov 29, 2019 / 11:57 am

We’re reminded every year how many Canadians are left behind in our society, without enough food. Hunger Count 2019 has just been released. Canadians...

Rebellion a threat to society

Nov 20, 2019 / 9:39 am

Cults obey a logic of their own rather than following the parameters of mainstream logic. Climate zealots who concertedly blockaded bridges and important public...

Squeezed from both ends

Sep 24, 2019 / 1:49 pm

A look at effective tax rates across provinces shows that many low-income families in Canada take home 40 cents or less on the additional dollars they earn. The...

Who's sickest of them all?

Sep 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

Government employees may want to start wearing a medical mask to the office. That’s because there might be something contagious in the office air. Or...

Better off in Canada

Sep 9, 2019 / 3:08 pm

Regardless of whether America is great, or about to be great again, a new analysis shows that Canadians outrank Americans on household income. The Economist...

Legislature blame game

Aug 27, 2019 / 9:00 am

“It's your fault.” “No it's not, it's yours.” “Stop bickering, why don't we all just agree to blame it on the...

Stigma - words matter

Aug 26, 2019 / 2:54 pm

Getting clean ... junkie ... addict ... dirty needles. The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative...

Warming to harm reduction

Aug 14, 2019 / 9:00 am

Next month will mark the 16th anniversary of the start of operations at Insite, the first legal supervised drug injection facility to operate in North America....

Looking way beyond meat

Aug 13, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Sylvain Charlebois Beyond Meat lost almost $10 million in its second quarter, but it beat expectations on revenues. Regardless, Beyond Meat is now worth...

Helping farmers thrive

Aug 12, 2019 / 4:34 pm

On my trip to the Okanagan in June, I stopped by Mariposa Farms fruit stand to buy some cherries. The owner, Kulwinder, has been farming in the Similkameen...

Working to end hate

Jul 26, 2019 / 1:57 pm

Last week, I met with community leaders and organizations in the Okanagan to discuss local, emerging issues on racism and hate as part of a series of engagement...

The problem with plastic

Jul 26, 2019 / 1:40 pm

Canadians care about the environment. We recycle, compost, take pride in our spectacular natural areas and understand the threat of climate disruption. But we...

Under funded, over worked

Jul 11, 2019 / 9:00 am

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum's Safe Surrey...