Opinion News

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 be know where their fees...

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...

Moratorium drives wedge

Apr 12, 2019 / 1:47 pm

By Senator Elaine McCoy Members of the Canadian Senate, myself included, have heard from thousands of Canadians for and against Bill C-69, which promises to...

Keeping forestry strong

Apr 7, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Premier John Horgan The forest sector is the anchor of 140 communities around B.C. Families depend on it, businesses bank on it, and our economy is tied to...

Full of contradictions

Apr 6, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Jason Clemens and Jake Fuss Commentators have noted the thrown-together nature of the 2019 federal budget. There seem to be several ill-considered...

I'm really offended!

Apr 5, 2019 / 2:01 pm

By Eamonn Brosnan The pressing need to create an existential crisis on every topic has gripped media outlets and social media sites. Serious words have been...

Tax hikes by stealth

Mar 31, 2019 / 10:00 am

By Kris Sims British Columbian families will be forking out about $687 more to the government this year, so don’t let politicians tell you there are no...

Children fighting for future

Mar 30, 2019 / 10:00 am

By David Suzuki “And a little child shall lead them.” – Isaiah 11:6 At 16, Greta Thunberg may not be a little child, but she’s showing...

Your tax dollars at work

Mar 29, 2019 / 2:14 pm

By Dermod Travis Governments must dread the day they have to post their credit card charges online. Thousands of charges totalling in the millions of dollars,...

Universal care? Not really

Mar 17, 2019 / 10:00 am

By Lee Harding In 2012, Charlotte Morton left British Columbia to study in Newfoundland. Today, she lectures at Memorial University as she pursues a PhD....

Jody's Canadian courage

Mar 16, 2019 / 8:00 am

By Peter Stockland I can't remember feeling more proud to be Canadian than I have since Jody Wilson-Raybould spoke to the House of Commons justice...

Food for a lonely Canada

Mar 15, 2019 / 10:28 am

By Sylvain Charlebois The number of households in Canada with just one person has never been higher. And the food industry is taking notice. More than 28 per...

Grad's inspiring message

Feb 26, 2019 / 9:51 am

An Okanagan College grad's inspiring story has touched staff and students. "Shortly after Okanagan College’s winter convocation ceremony on Jan....

BC schools perform well

Feb 25, 2019 / 10:40 am

By Angela MacLeod While other Canadian provinces experience decline in student performance despite increased education spending, in the opposite is true for...