Opinion

Mayor’s message: Saanich restart may look different than other communities

District follows its own necessary path, B.C. Restart Plan in wake of COVID-19 closures

  • May 29, 2020

COLUMN: Esquimalt offers virtual resources while it prepares to open recreational facilities

The Township offers an update on its recreation facilities and activities

  • May 30, 2020

MLA REPORT: Restarting the province responsibly

Adam Olsen is MLA for Saanich North and the Islands

  • May 31, 2020

Local Flavour: Growing Together launches Seedlings for Saanich Seniors giveaway

By Linda Geggie CR FAIR Finding themselves at home with more time…

  • May 28, 2020

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

LETTER: Colwood gallery’s closure draws sympathy

Thank you for the story about the community gallery closure in Colwood.…

  • Jun 1, 2020
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COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020

LETTER: Debris dropped off at curb

I would like to thank the kind neighbour or passerby who collected…

  • May 30, 2020

LETTERS: Bailing out the oil and gas sector is a mistake

I am writing about the current Liberal government in Ottawa and their…

  • Apr 2, 2020

LETTER: Grateful for frontline workers

It is with deep appreciation that I wish to personally thank all…

  • May 31, 2020

LETTERS: Taking a global approach

I am thrilled with the announcement by the federal government of support…

  • May 30, 2020

LETTER: Seniors hurt by council decisions

Here we go again. Now Victoria council is trying to restrict yet…

  • Jun 1, 2020

LETTERS: New sidewalk etiquette

Think people. With six-foot distancing, if you stop, stand or sit on…

  • May 29, 2020

LETTER: Cancelling Saanich Fair the right decision

Having just read the article “COVID-19 scales back Saanich Fair” in your…

  • May 31, 2020

LETTERS: Monarchy is not the answer

A recent letter to the editor suggested that monarchy would be an…

  • May 28, 2020

LETTER: Climate change alliance pushes agenda

Devon Bidal’s report as to how the Saanich mayor is ‘bewildered’ by…

  • May 31, 2020

LETTER: Sidney should open its arms to backyard hens

In these unprecedented times, faced with a threat to our very food…

  • May 29, 2020

LETTER: Fibre-optic cable a better option than 5G

Everyone wants faster access to the internet. Recent events have shown us…

  • May 31, 2020

LETTERS: Local governments need emergency funding

Our community is facing a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone,…

  • May 31, 2020

LETTER: Don’t criticize those without masks

I read with interest the comments of Adam Kanczula regarding his views…

  • May 30, 2020