Opinion

EDITORIAL: Blood donation a gift, but more so in summer

Canadian Blood Services calling for donors during traditionally quieter vacation season

  • Jun 11th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: No time for maps in this rush to a referendum

Made-up electoral systems pushed out for Green Party deadline

Every parent fears the late night knock of a cop

The RCMP doesn’t drive to your house at 1:30 a.m. and take off its hat to tell you you’ve won the 6/49

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Sir John A. Macdonald statue removed from Victoria City Hall
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COLUMN: For those about to snore…

Did you know that if you google ‘snoring’ you’ll get about 77,400,000 hits?

DAVID SUZUKI: Marine protection can’t be watered down

Environmental columnist warns against the dangers of neglecting protection of our oceans

  • Jun 7th, 2018

OPINION: Trudeau’s media snub in the Fraser Valley

Shouldn’t the PM be obliged to speak to members of a community he visits, at least via the media?

EDITORIAL: BC SPCA’s horse and carriage recommendations seem extreme

Other options available rather than a blanket removal from Inner Harbour areas

  • Jun 6th, 2018

ZYTARUK: Keeping homicide victims’ names from public a disturbing trend

Not revealing the identities of homicide victims is bad public policy, and here’s why

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Another side to reality based police situations: letter writer

News should cover incidents from the viewpoint of those arrested

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Affordability clearly not part of the housing equation in Victoria

Resident says new developments continue to leave lower income residents out of the mix

  • Jun 5th, 2018

Market capitalism a main driver of income inequality, reader writes

Columnist Tom Fletcher logic seems backwards on anti-poverty actions

  • Jun 4th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Justin Trudeau left himself no choice on pipeline

Federal Liberals undermined National Energy Board, then realized the cost

Proportional representation options lacking, reader writes

Preferential ballot makes more sense to gain locally connected candidates

  • Jun 2nd, 2018

OPINION: On helmets and helicopter parenting

How the “what-ifs’ and close calls can drive people with kids crazy

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Neighbourhoods are for everyone

Victoria’s Lisa Helps addresses planning and densification in the city

  • May 31st, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

COLUMN: Women’s breasts really aren’t that big a deal

A follow on some Princeton, B.C., students gained considerable exposure when they dropped their bras