Opinion News

Canadians’ faith in the country’s health-care system still strong

Oct 13, 2021 / 11:30 am

As Canadians enter the 19th month of life under the COVID-19 pandemic, our views on how governments have managed the crisis have gone through some changes....

Fewer Canadians believe the worst of COVID-19 is behind us

Sep 27, 2021 / 2:45 pm

The proportion of Canadians who envision a quick end to the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced drastically since the middle of the summer, a new Research Co. poll...

Uncertainty a certainty for post-vaccination office environment

Sep 13, 2021 / 6:19 pm

Six months ago, Research Co. and Glacier Media asked employed British Columbians about their work expectations during and after a pandemic. At the time,...

Opinion: We get the judges we put up with

Sep 12, 2021 / 10:00 am

Around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, an Esquimalt woman screamed as she saw a man trying to climb through her bedroom window. Though he persisted, she managed to keep...

Most Canadians support boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing: poll

Sep 9, 2021 / 4:06 pm

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, which actually took place in 2021, were unique in many respects. The COVID-19 pandemic originally forced the postponement of the...

O’Toole leads poll on foreign policy, Trudeau tops on crime, health care

Sep 6, 2021 / 7:48 pm

There are many reasons to select a party in a Canadian federal election. Some voters look at policy platforms, while others concentrate on the local candidates....

Majority of British Columbians happy with province’s name, flag

Aug 30, 2021 / 12:15 pm

The past couple of years have provided many opportunities for governments and institutions in North America to make amends with First Nations. Some of the most...

Separatist sentiment has faded in Canada since last year: poll

Aug 19, 2021 / 12:51 pm

Every year, Research Co. and Glacier Media ask Canadians about their perceptions on separation, joining the United States, and the state of affairs under their...

Opinion: 2021 is a very different fire season

Aug 13, 2021 / 7:16 pm

My name is Kyle Young and I am an Incident Commander with the BC Wildfire Service. I am writing this post rather than sharing a video message because, frankly,...

Don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist awkward questions

Aug 13, 2021 / 10:14 am

While many find it easy to discuss common ailments like sniffles or a cough with their pharmacist, those experiencing uncomfortable conditions or side effects...

Housing issue could spell trouble for BC NDP, poll suggests

Aug 2, 2021 / 9:45 am

If the COVID-19 pandemic had not arrived, this summer would mark the time for British Columbians to ponder the first four years of a provincial administration...

Opinion: We need to 'vaccinate' B.C.'s forests before it's too late

Jul 29, 2021 / 2:07 pm

The public would be surprised to know that wildfires and COVID-19 have a lot in common. The coronavirus disease is a contagion; it spreads from person to person...

Opinion: The kids are not all right when it comes to what they eat

Jul 8, 2021 / 1:16 pm

Most people would agree that protecting children should be our country’s utmost priority. Protecting children from unhealthy food products and fast-food...

Opinion: Underappreciated and overworked in Okanagan kitchens

Jul 7, 2021 / 11:03 am

I am a chef in the Okanagan and I have been hearing/reading a lot about the lack of employees in the Okanagan. I keep hearing from owners and heads of...

Opinion: Glacier Media signs deal with Google Canada's News Showcase

Jun 24, 2021 / 11:34 am

As has been communicated extensively over the last while in Canada and around the world, the ability to publish credible and reliable news has become seriously...

Majority of British Columbians say let's play major league ball: poll

Jun 21, 2021 / 12:19 pm

Earlier this year, the notion of Vancouver becoming the host of a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise began to be taken a bit more seriously. The Oakland...

Federal election prospects stay strong for Liberals: poll

Jun 17, 2021 / 12:57 pm

Speculation about a fall post-pandemic election continues in Canada, as the vaccination rates increase across the country and the electorate gets ready for a...

Les Leyne: Baby steps on the way back to normal

Jun 15, 2021 / 6:25 pm

Getting back to normal after 17 months of varying pandemic restrictions amounts to a giant leap for most people. Just walking a grocery aisle whichever...

Op-ed: Action needed on ambulance shortage

Jun 11, 2021 / 8:00 pm

B.C. paramedics and dispatchers are the pride of our province — frontline workers who dedicate their lives to keeping British Columbians safe and healthy....

Poll finds widespread dissatisfaction with Canadian justice system

Jun 10, 2021 / 11:36 am

Even in a year that has focused primarily on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, certain aspects of life in Canada must continue without restrictions. One of them...