Opinion

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COVID fears bring irrationality to polls

Reader asks how will we know mail-in ballots legit

  • Oct 13, 2020
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LETTER: Dog park needed in Saanich

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Saanich has a…

  • Oct 12, 2020
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LETTER: Central Saanich parking bylaws not enforced

LETTER: Central Saanich parking bylaws not enforced

Central Saanich has one of the least restrictive parking bylaws anywhere I’ve…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Central Saanich parking bylaws not enforced
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The "Chalk Fairy"
The "Chalk Fairy"
Penny Hart issues plea for help to find her son Sean
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Finish four-lane highway to Sooke

Reader says project on the books for over 40 years

  • Oct 11, 2020
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LETTER: Buddha not appropriate for cannabis shop’s name

LETTER: Buddha not appropriate for cannabis shop’s name

I am in total agreement with the letter written by Michael Madrone…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Buddha not appropriate for cannabis shop’s name
LETTER: Cannabis shop raises questions

LETTER: Cannabis shop raises questions

It is good to remember well the leadership, services and businesses that…

  • Oct 10, 2020
LETTER: Cannabis shop raises questions
LETTER: COVID cases declining in B.C.

LETTER: COVID cases declining in B.C.

Your recent editorial on the provincial election refers to “the tarnish of…

  • Oct 10, 2020
LETTER: COVID cases declining in B.C.
LETTER: Councillor wasn’t silenced

LETTER: Councillor wasn’t silenced

Re: the letter Saanich councillor muzzled (Sept. 30 Saanich News). I listened…

  • Oct 10, 2020
LETTER: Councillor wasn’t silenced
LETTER: Site C dilemma prompts election call

LETTER: Site C dilemma prompts election call

The unnecessary and unwanted snap election which the premier has forced on…

  • Oct 9, 2020
LETTER: Site C dilemma prompts election call
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
Why on earth are homeless here?

Why on earth are homeless here?

Reader says homeless shouldn’t be living in or near a park

  • Oct 5, 2020
Why on earth are homeless here?
Looking at the OCP through a climate lens

Looking at the OCP through a climate lens

Everyone who is confused about climate change should seek reliable information, reader says

  • Oct 5, 2020
Looking at the OCP through a climate lens
Company’s COVID measures fall short

Company’s COVID measures fall short

Reader disappointed to see staff without face masks in Sooke business

  • Oct 5, 2020
Company’s COVID measures fall short
LETTER: Good ideas never get old

LETTER: Good ideas never get old

Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor says he wants fresh ideas, which he thinks…

  • Oct 4, 2020
LETTER: Good ideas never get old
LETTER: Transportation strategy missing the bus

LETTER: Transportation strategy missing the bus

Re: South Island Transportation Strategy looks to reduce reliance on personal vehicles…

  • Oct 3, 2020
LETTER: Transportation strategy missing the bus
Three Bills and a Brooke perform for residents at the Swallows Landing. (Images by Peter Reid).

COLUMN: Carefully conducted COVID concerts feature local talent

Allan Reid - Contributor We’ve all felt the urge to break free…

  • Oct 3, 2020
Three Bills and a Brooke perform for residents at the Swallows Landing. (Images by Peter Reid).
LETTER: Kindness alive and well in Sidney

LETTER: Kindness alive and well in Sidney

I am glad to report that kindness is alive and thriving in…

  • Oct 3, 2020
LETTER: Kindness alive and well in Sidney
LETTER: A thank you note to educators

LETTER: A thank you note to educators

The new school year is under way in a manner never experienced…

  • Oct 2, 2020
LETTER: A thank you note to educators
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver