Opinion

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the 14 women who were murdered Dec. 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

Editorial: Try to help those hurt by gender-based violence

16 Days of Activism campaign begins Nov. 25

Siblings Gianni, Susi and Ivo Solda celebrate the 50th anniversary of the restaurant their parents opened in 1969. Sonja Drinkwater photo

YOU SAID IT: Solda’s leaves generations of memories for Port Alberni residents

Family restaurant will close Dec. 4 after more than 50 years serving meals to residents, visitors

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LETTER: The world isn’t concentrating on the right numbers

Carbon footprint for COP27 is an eye-rolling irony

  • Nov 23, 2022
Think about shopping locally for the holidays this year. (Metro Creative Services photo)

EDITORIAL: Shop locally for the holidays this year

If you haven’t yet explored what Port Alberni retailers have to offer you’re in for a treat…

  • Nov 23, 2022
Think about shopping locally for the holidays this year. (Metro Creative Services photo)
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LETTER: Why is our air so bad during inversions?

On Nov. 13, 2022 Port Alberni’s air pollution index was rated as “unhealthy.”

  • Nov 23, 2022
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B.C.’s next premier, David Eby, speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver last month. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Editorial: B.C.’s next premier faces immediate pressure

For David Eby, becoming premier in challenging times won’t always feel like a plum job

B.C.’s next premier, David Eby, speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver last month. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Longtime advocate says raw log exports must stop

Dusty Miller shares views on WFP curtailment

  • Nov 16, 2022
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Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

WOLF: Massive Parksville blaze sees ‘The News’ become the news

COLUMN: Despite best efforts of firefighters, 6 businesses razed

Firefighters hose down the PQB News offices on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
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EDITORIAL: A time to consider the high cost of war

On Friday, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held across Canada…

  • Nov 9, 2022
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LETTER: Apology accepted

A sick body can cause a sick mind…

  • Nov 9, 2022
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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EDITORIAL: Immigrants choosing Canada to live

Not all parts of the world have such a strong reputation for accepting newcomers…

  • Nov 2, 2022
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LETTER: Restore civility—delete your Facebook account

Writer says social media program ‘ripped the heart from Community with a Heart’

  • Nov 2, 2022
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Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
The 2022 municipal election in Port Alberni is taking place at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
The 2022 municipal election in Port Alberni is taking place at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)
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LETTER: Sick are getting sicker waiting to be seen at walk-in clinic

Writer says better system needs to be found for people needing medical care in Port Alberni

  • Oct 26, 2022
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LETTER: What’s causing lack of civility in society today?

Letter writer wonders if pandemic caused rise in mental health issues

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)