Opinion

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

The importance of personal memory on Remembrance Day

‘Our interdisciplinary research leads us to explore how memory can provide a powerful tool’

  • Nov 9, 2019

EDITORIAL: Tradition means everything when it comes to Halloween

We posted a story asking whether we should move Halloween to the closest Saturday…

  • Nov 6, 2019

LETTER: City of Port Alberni could help bear problem with later garbage pickup time

I like others have just received a notice that states “Bears cannot change but we can” and I agree

  • Nov 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Is your community ready for the dementia wave?

Experts warn that the number of people living with dementia could nearly double in the next decade

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Port Alberni remembers on Nov. 11
Sea turtle rescued from Alberni Inlet
Port Alberni students celebrate National Forest Week
Port Alberni mayor responds to tragedy on Bamfield Road

LETTER: Writer disagrees with another’s stance on AW Neill

I would never want my child attending a school…

  • Oct 30, 2019

LETTER: Green/NDP coalition has been a boon to B.C.

Unlike some, I’m sorry to see Green party leader Andrew Weaver depart…

  • Oct 30, 2019

COLUMN: Priorities in a divided province following 2019 election

Black Press Media columnist Frank Bucholtz on the fallout for B.C.

  • Oct 28, 2019

LETTER: Poor condition of Lugrin Road a concern for Alberni Valley homeowner

I wish to bring attention to the deteriorating condition of both Chapman and Lugrin roadways…

  • Oct 23, 2019

LETTER: AW Neill shouldn’t be vilified in this day and age for decisions made in a different era

I am writing in defense of the good name of Mr. Alan Webster Neill…

  • Oct 23, 2019

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

  • Oct 21, 2019

LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019

OPINION: Charting a new course out of the overdose crisis in B.C.

Regardless of where you look, the number of deaths from overdoses are staggering

  • Oct 19, 2019

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

  • Oct 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni arts deserve our support

Portal Players Dramatic Society is poised to perform a popular musical beginning this week…

  • Oct 16, 2019

LETTER: Say no to fireworks this Halloween

It’s time for Port Alberni to get on the bandwagon…

  • Oct 16, 2019

LETTER: If Middle East can build pipelines, why can’t Canada?

Contracts were signed in Iran last week…

  • Oct 16, 2019