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Opinion News

Pandemic restrictions fatigue

Nov 13, 2020 / 12:08 pm

It is good that the premier and his health minister, and not the public health officer, have taken the lead in enforcing discipline in how the province is...

Doomscrolling till we're sick

Nov 9, 2020 / 12:11 pm

She caught me red-handed. I dropped my phone like it was on fire, tried to hide it under the pillow, but it was too late. Her eyes narrowed: “What were...

In defence of rental pet bans

Nov 2, 2020 / 4:49 pm

Vancouver city council has passed a motion calling for an end to pet bans in rental accommodation. The vote was unanimous. The motion asks the province to...

There was no choice

Oct 26, 2020 / 4:47 pm

There was no choice. The poorest showing in a generation by a party that hadn’t lost an election this century meant that BC Liberal Leader Andrew...

Pandemic spending free pass

Oct 23, 2020 / 4:18 pm

The pandemic has given our politicians a joyride, a field day, a licence, a leash with no tug. They can furrow their brows and proclaim stress all they want and...

Weaver out to get Greens

Oct 22, 2020 / 3:00 pm

A somewhat confounding video was posted to social media by premier John Horgan's election team on Oct. 15. It shows him speaking to former BC Greens leader,...

Debate changed nothing

Oct 15, 2020 / 6:00 am

Everything was going so well for John Horgan on Tuesday night. He was having great success during the televised B.C. leaders debate, heading into election day...

IH urges vaccination

Oct 14, 2020 / 3:33 pm

Right across Canada, more than ever, we need people of all ages and walks of life to get vaccinated against influenza. The more we reduce the presence of...

BC at the forefront

Oct 8, 2020 / 2:23 pm

When we entered the new 2020 year, few people were prepared for the tremendous global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been no pandemic as severe...

Farewell to Van Halen

Oct 7, 2020 / 8:00 pm

I was late to the Van Halen party. Not gonna lie – I initially thought the shredding, the fret tapping, the whammy bar and other insane effects of Eddie...

CBC outlived its usefulness

Oct 7, 2020 / 6:00 am

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) should go the way of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. (FFMC). In 1969, the federal government passed the Freshwater...

Hefty hidden price tags

Oct 6, 2020 / 5:57 pm

Sometimes, you just have to slap your head and wonder why you didn’t think of something sooner. Happens to everyone, too. The BC NDP, for example, has...

Tax cut, at what cost?

Sep 29, 2020 / 11:43 am

B.C. Liberals used the gambit 19 years ago and although it sparked an argument, they felt it worked. The NDP used a modified, targeted version just three years...

The death of fiscal prudence

Sep 26, 2020 / 7:00 am

The federal throne speech declared: “This is not a time for austerity.” And: “Canadians should not have to take on debt that their government...

End lifetime appointments

Sep 25, 2020 / 5:11 pm

Given that it is presidential election season in the United States, I am certain that we, the United Empire Loyalists who chose to dissent from radical...

Tackling virus, then and now

Sep 18, 2020 / 2:46 pm

The past seven months reflect some of most turbulent times our country has seen, so if you are feeling anxious and confused, I understand. The COVID-19 picture...

Relief, or election platform?

Sep 18, 2020 / 2:02 pm

It took six months for the NDP government to release the economic recovery part of B.C.’s ongoing COVID-19 response. That’s a long time, given that...

Count on signs

Sep 15, 2020 / 6:10 pm

I’m calling it now: An unprecedented number of election signs will litter the streets of British Columbia if, indeed, Premier John Horgan calls an early...

Pandemic will force Horgan

Sep 14, 2020 / 9:00 pm

It sounds grim, but it would take a significant pandemic outbreak in our schools in the next few days to avert a provincial election. It could come as early as...

Agitators losing their heads

Sep 11, 2020 / 6:10 pm

Apparently, “Old Tomorrow” has had his head removed by some shiftless miscreants in what was once called New France. The usual psychobabble...

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