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Smoke from wildfires around Williams Lake billows high into the sky. Photo contributed

DAVID SUZUKI: Wildfires are a climate change wake-up call

Human and economic impacts of climate change staggering, Suzuki says

  • Aug 17, 2017
Smoke from wildfires around Williams Lake billows high into the sky. Photo contributed
Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

Media hype aside, this is not the worst fire season ever

Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
A one-in-a-million hummingbird is calling the Cowichan Valley home. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

A one-in-a-million piece of good news

Good news was in my own backyard

A one-in-a-million hummingbird is calling the Cowichan Valley home. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
New government must act swiftly on childcare and housing

New government must act swiftly on childcare and housing

Many people have been asking me what my hopes are for our…

  • Aug 4, 2017
New government must act swiftly on childcare and housing
Adam Olsen watches the results closely on election night. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)

The first 60 days: MLA Adam Olsen looks ahead

For months, our team of volunteer canvassers knocked on doors across Saanich…

  • Jul 30, 2017
Adam Olsen watches the results closely on election night. (Katherine Engqvist/Black Press)
OPINION: New era for editor in new-look Victoria

OPINION: New era for editor in new-look Victoria

Changes for the better, says Black Press veteran Don Descoteau

OPINION: New era for editor in new-look Victoria
Peter Dolezal

PETER DOLEZAL: Making the move to renwable energy

Many of us are not fully aware of the significant progress Canada…

  • Jul 28, 2017
Peter Dolezal
Vancouver-Fairview MLA George Heyman takes cabinet oath as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, delivered by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon at Government House, Victoria, July 18, 2017. (Don Craig/B.C. government)

B.C. unions, protesters move up

John Horgan government pleases labour, environmentalists

Vancouver-Fairview MLA George Heyman takes cabinet oath as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, delivered by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon at Government House, Victoria, July 18, 2017. (Don Craig/B.C. government)
Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)

Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)
Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)

Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

Firefighter sets a back-burn to contain the Meldrum Creek wildfire complex, spreading east towards Williams Lake, August 2010. (B.C. Forest Service)
Const. Matt Rutherford of Victoria police.

Three quick ways to have a safe and happy summer

Be aware of bike, car thefts and leaving animals in hot cars

  • Jul 14, 2017
Const. Matt Rutherford of Victoria police.
A Greenpeace employee climbs a flagpole in front of the B.C. legislature the morning after a deal is reached between the NDP and B.C. Green Party to form a minority government. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

The conquest of rural B.C.

Urban environmentalists have occupied the NDP

A Greenpeace employee climbs a flagpole in front of the B.C. legislature the morning after a deal is reached between the NDP and B.C. Green Party to form a minority government. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Witness Reconciliation Program a new direction for the City of Victoria

Local First Nations brought further into the fold for municipal operations

  • Jul 6, 2017
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps
NDP leader John Horgan emerges from Government House as the sun sets June 29, moments after being named premier designate by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s big money battle isn’t over yet

John Horgan, Christy Clark posture on poltical donations

NDP leader John Horgan emerges from Government House as the sun sets June 29, moments after being named premier designate by Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark speaks to the media in the rose garden following following the throne speech June 22. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

All parties throwing your billions around

Christy Clark promises to match NDP, Greens spending spree

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark speaks to the media in the rose garden following following the throne speech June 22. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Some companies, like Island Farms owner Agropur, care more deeply than others about the trust in their brand, writes University of Victoria business professor David Dunne. Flickr

OPINION: Trust in brands critical for companies such as Agropur

Island Farms owners moved quickly to warn of milk issue, other firms not so worried about image

  • Jun 25, 2017
Some companies, like Island Farms owner Agropur, care more deeply than others about the trust in their brand, writes University of Victoria business professor David Dunne. Flickr
Premier Christy Clark takes cabinet oath from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon last week, along with 21 ministers. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)

Skookum bucks for B.C. Liberals

Wait until you see Christy Clark’s next money move

Premier Christy Clark takes cabinet oath from Lt. Gov. Judith Guichon last week, along with 21 ministers. (TOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS)
MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer

MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer

Barb Desjardins bangs the drum for her community’s events

  • Jun 14, 2017
MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer
Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP
Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP