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Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore is parliamentary secretary for gender equity in the BC NDP government. (Courtesy of Grace Lore)

Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA reflects on 2021

Grace Lore looks back at the accomplishments and challenges of the past year

  • Dec 30, 2021
Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA Grace Lore is parliamentary secretary for gender equity in the BC NDP government. (Courtesy of Grace Lore)
Saanich South MLA Lana Popham at the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: The word resiliency best sums up 2021, says agriculture minister

MLA grateful to be part of the Saanich community

  • Dec 30, 2021
Saanich South MLA Lana Popham at the B.C. legislature. (Black Press Media file photo)
It’s important for all parties in the legislature to work together on shared objectives for the province, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen says. (Photo courtesy of Adam Olsen)

Saanich North/Islands MLA column: Good public policy, not optics, should be government’s goal

NDP have a great opportunity to work collaboratively on shared goals, Green MLA Adam Olsen says

  • Dec 30, 2021
It’s important for all parties in the legislature to work together on shared objectives for the province, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen says. (Photo courtesy of Adam Olsen)
Randall Garrison is MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy Randall Garrison)

COLUMN: MP set to fight for federal investments in housing in 2022

Randall Garrison, MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, takes a look back at 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
Randall Garrison is MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy Randall Garrison)
Victoria MP Laurel Collins, together with her infant daughter Alora, speaks during debate in November on whether MPs should have the option of working virtually during the pandemic. (Twitter/Laurel Collins)

COLUMN: Residents hit hard in 2021 on various fronts

MP Laurel Collins looks to focus on climate actions, the opioid crisis and other issues come 2022

  • Dec 30, 2021
Victoria MP Laurel Collins, together with her infant daughter Alora, speaks during debate in November on whether MPs should have the option of working virtually during the pandemic. (Twitter/Laurel Collins)
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LETTER: Faith in Bonnie Henry has been shaken

Like most, I’m exhausted by the pandemic: the endless variants, the stream…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: Communities enjoyed free ride for police dispatch

Sooke and seven other South Island municipalities are complaining about operating costs…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: There’s no place like home

Langford council has OK’d the building of four condominium buildings in neighbourhoods…

  • Dec 26, 2021
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LETTER: Stormwater management should be a priority

In its push to promote a challenged official community plan process and…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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LETTER: Saanich goes overboard with animal control

Two days ago I went to the eastern end of Cadboro Bay…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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LETTER: Offshore investors compound housing issues

I’m not interested in the value of my home. I chose what…

  • Dec 25, 2021
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LETTER: Toolkit will improve public engagement

Kudos to the District of Oak Bay for finally adopting most of…

  • Dec 24, 2021
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People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The best of times, the worst of times

During these tumultuous times, it is easy to forget how blessed we truly are

  • Dec 22, 2021
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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LETTER: Saanich pushes problems down the road

It’s interesting how Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes is stating the CAO position…

  • Dec 20, 2021
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LETTER: Parkland pride is alive and well

My son played junior and senior basketball at Parkland Secondary in the…

  • Dec 19, 2021
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LETTER: A modern-day Nero

Fiddling while Rome burns. The meaning: To occupy oneself with unimportant matters…

  • Dec 19, 2021
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LETTER: Walk in the park tarnished by off-leash dog

I just returned from a walk around the base of Mount Douglas…

  • Dec 19, 2021
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LETTER: Recipe for peace on earth

All the ingredients already exist: the most horrific, devastating, and bitter; and…

  • Dec 19, 2021
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