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EDITORIAL: A time for generosity

Support is needed for those affected by recent weather disasters

  • Dec 8, 2021
Alberni Valley residents concerned about climate change gather in front of Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Josie Osborne’s office on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 to hold a vigil for the hundreds of B.C. victims of June’s heat dome. (PHOTO COURTESY JOHN MAYBA)

LETTER: Remembering those lost to climate emergencies

We will remember the victims of our climate disaster at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13

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LETTER: Not the right time to fund a new walkway

These “feel good,” “wouldn’t it be nice” projects across the province should all be cancelled…

  • Dec 8, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chinna Reddy Katireddy (right), managing director of Macropus Homes, is working hard to help find Mitch Lowry (left), one of his employees, a rental apartment in the area. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)

EDITORIAL: Weather anomalies are not normal

Extreme weather is becoming more and more common

A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
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LETTER: Young drivers deserve kudos for clearing tree off Highway 4

Road was blocked until three truckloads of people did something about it

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LETTER: What would you rename B.C. if you could?

I thought it might be fun to brainstorm new monikers…

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NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Cars are flooded and people walk hip-deep or canoe through floodwaters on Third Avenue at the corner of Bute Street in the aftermath of a big storm on Nov. 15, 2006. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Nov. 15 is a dubious anniversary for Alberni Valley

We got lucky with the Nov. 15, 2021 atmospheric river

Cars are flooded and people walk hip-deep or canoe through floodwaters on Third Avenue at the corner of Bute Street in the aftermath of a big storm on Nov. 15, 2006. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
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LETTER: Quay to quay a waste of taxpayer money

The silent majority needs to speak up and voice their concerns…

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Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

EDITORIAL: Don’t panic

In times of shortage we need to think about our neighbours as well as ourselves

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)

QUINN’S QUIPS: When ‘weather bomb’ is just another term

Just when you think the weather couldn’t get any worse, it does

The Sumas Prairie is flooding and on an emergency evacuation alert as search crews attempt to rescue those who remain. (City of Abbotsford)
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EDITORIAL: B.C.’s prescription to end opioid epidemic

As the casualties continue to mount, B.C. is calling on Ottawa to help…

  • Nov 17, 2021
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LETTER: City too focused on ‘pie in the sky’ ideas like walkway

I worry about the direction the mayor and council have been taking…

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Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for B.C. Girl Guides, speaks at a large rally in Nanaimo in May 2019, which Alberni Valley News editor Susan Quinn also attended as a Guide leader. Isinger works as a campaign manager for a B.C. Liberal leadership candidate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Verbal assault on campaign manager brings up bad memories for editor

Diamond Isinger spoke up not for herself, but for women who will follow in her footsteps

Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for B.C. Girl Guides, speaks at a large rally in Nanaimo in May 2019, which Alberni Valley News editor Susan Quinn also attended as a Guide leader. Isinger works as a campaign manager for a B.C. Liberal leadership candidate. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Remembrance Day is Nov. 11. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Remembrance Day is Nov. 11. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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LETTER: Dollar figures don’t support creation, never mind completion of quay-to-quay path

City should question own financial priorities

  • Nov 10, 2021
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LETTER: City of Port Alberni survey, media coverage miss crucial question

Writer says no one is asking whether public wants a quay to quay walkway

  • Nov 10, 2021
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