Simon Nattrass

SIMON NATTRASS: Drug ‘bust’ only moves buyers around

It was William S. Burroughs, beat author and self-professed morphine addict, who said it best...

SIMON NATTRASS: Police harass harm-reduction help

Victoria Police harass service providers.

SIMON NATTRASS: Mount Doug no more: reclaiming PKOLS

Over 160 years ago, a 14-year-old boy was travelling through the Camosun area to deliver news of James Douglas’ arrival...

SIMON NATTRASS: Families unable to make ends meet

Guess what? We’re still poor.

SIMON NATTRASS: Does feminism matter — who’s asking?

Pose the question to people you know: does feminism matter to you, to me, to anyone?

SIMON NATTRASS: Coal – not in anyone’s backyard, thank you very much

Think about coal for a moment. What comes to mind — 18th century industrial barons? Towering black plumes of smoke? Steam engines?

SIMON NATTRASS: International Worker’s Day is May 1st

On May 4, 1886, an unidentified protestor threw a stick of dynamite into a crowd of police.

SIMON NATTRASS: Pipelines on your mind? Look north

Recovering from city life in the interior mountains, I sought escape from the barrage of politics that comes with life in The Capital.

SIMON NATTRASS: Victoria police force livens up spring

Winter is a slow time for politics.

SIMON NATTRASS: Local businesses at odds with liquor laws

In Paris or Milan, café patrons would be shocked to find a business that didn’t at least sell wine and beer, if not a few spirits...

SIMON NATTRASS: Restrictive policies continue to risk lives

In the distant memory of 1999, Judge Thomas Gove ruled that Victoria’s “Red Zone” policy violates Charter Rights..

SIMON NATTRASS: City’s noise weapons target our youth

It’s difficult to describe the sound emitted by mosquito machines.