Opinion News

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...

Gender perception & reality

Jul 10, 2019 / 3:04 pm

The transgender movement has made great strides in recent years in advancing the cause of a marginalized minority. However, the movement’s claim to the...

Long and winding road

Jun 22, 2019 / 10:00 am

The Journey Home Society is optimistic about Kelowna’s five-year strategy to ensure everyone who needs a home will have access to the support they need to...

Sound judgment lacking

Jun 19, 2019 / 11:45 am

One of the great things about not knowing exactly what it is you're looking for is the shock that can come when you do find something. It started with some...

Opposition costing billions

Jun 19, 2019 / 11:33 am

B.C.’s politicians claim that additional pipelines could negatively impact the economy and the environment. But the truth is that opposition to pipelines...

'Cynical and dangerous'

Jun 13, 2019 / 2:20 pm

“If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this...

Green fantasy, not science

Jun 6, 2019 / 11:25 am

Environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, remain enamoured of renewable energy, telling followers that the “global push for cleaner,...

Preparing for wildfires

Jun 5, 2019 / 9:00 am

After the last two years of unprecedented wildfires, many people in B.C. are heading into summer with a feeling of uncertainty. Will families be able to spend...

The company you keep

Jun 4, 2019 / 10:50 am

You can virtually take it to the bank. Getting elected to public office often comes with a whole new set of friends and not always pals that have your best...

Can't quit fossil fuels

May 30, 2019 / 1:27 pm

By Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen Metro Vancouver residents are rightly upset over paying the highest gasoline prices ever recorded in a North American city....

A matter of disclosure

May 28, 2019 / 4:28 pm

Pity assignment editors in newsrooms across B.C. this month. No shortage of material. Monty’s Showroom – now ashes, after the Plaza Hotel in...

Evicting dirty money

May 28, 2019 / 1:38 pm

By Premier John Horgan Many British Columbians were shocked when they heard the findings of the Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate. More than $7...

Rising cost of education

May 15, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Daniel Je As student fees rise across the country, being able to afford university is increasingly difficult. All students should know where their fees and...

Flipside of wage hikes

May 14, 2019 / 9:00 am

By Matthew Lau Minimum wage hikes by provincial governments across Canada last year were sold as policy intended to make life easier for workers. However,...

More seniors isolated

May 13, 2019 / 9:02 am

By Stephanie Chamberlain and Carole Estabrooks What happens when a person grows older and can no longer make health and financial decisions for themselves...

Love those high gas prices?

May 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Aaron Wudrick and Kris Sims While British Columbians mutter profanities as they watch gas prices soaring as high as $1.79 a litre, carbon-tax advocates who...

Addicted to income tax

Apr 30, 2019 / 12:14 pm

By Jock Finlayson The latest federal budget, delivered in March, contains a wealth of information on the activities of the government, as well as the money it...

Taxpayers deserve answers

Apr 24, 2019 / 3:56 pm

By Kris Sims Taxpayers in British Columbia have been mugged – and nobody is answering for it. As Canadians watch the SNC-Lavalin scandal unfold with the...

Big gov't, big scandals

Apr 23, 2019 / 3:02 pm

By Vincent Geloso The SNC-Lavalin scandal, which continues to dominate headlines across Canada, has many moving parts. It’s hard to disentangle everything...

What the frack!?!

Apr 13, 2019 / 10:00 am

By David Suzuki Earthquakes, methane emissions, scarred landscapes, water depletion and contamination are just a few known effects of hydraulic fracturing, or...