Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

LETTER: Open-minded comments over religion in schools are appreciated

It was refreshing to read the thoughtful, open minded comments…

  • Dec 4, 2019

LETTER: Where’s the windfall to pay for rail car damage?

‘I see where the city taxpayers are on the hook for the damages done to the rail cars’

  • Dec 4, 2019

EDITORIAL: We all have a say in Port Alberni’s annual budget

The City of Port Alberni released its proposed five-year financial plan for 2020-2024…

  • Dec 4, 2019

COLUMN: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Dec 2, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

Frustration in B.C. grows as the problem persists

  • Dec 1, 2019
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LETTER: Children need to be able to learn about each other

Court case could take that away

  • Nov 27, 2019

EDITORIAL: City of Port Alberni deserves kudos for its response to Multiplex ammonia leak

Hockey players, parents and fans breathed a collective sigh of relief…

  • Nov 27, 2019

LETTER: Writer misses the point over smudging practice

The letter in the Nov. 20 AV News…

  • Nov 27, 2019

LETTER: All belief systems are protected under Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Concerning your recently published letter…

  • Nov 27, 2019

LETTER: Gov’ts need more voice over forested lands

On Nov. 5 the provincial government released a summary…

  • Nov 27, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

LETTER: Schools are no place for religion of any kind, says writer

No religion should be taught in school unless, perhaps, in a course of comparative superstitions…

  • Nov 20, 2019

LETTER: BCHL Bulldogs deserve more fans’ support

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have played half of their games for the season…

  • Nov 20, 2019

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

  • Nov 17, 2019

LETTER: Parking ticket no incentive to visit Uptown Port Alberni

I live off Argyle Street, and make an effort to do my shopping in my Uptown neighbourhood…

  • Nov 13, 2019

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