Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

EDITORIAL: Totem tourney steeped in tradition

Alberni District Secondary School tournament is so much more than just basketball

  • Jan 8, 2020

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

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Port Alberni celebrates Chinese New Year
Snow Day in Port Alberni
The sights and sounds of Totem 65
House burns on Third Avenue in Port Alberni

LETTER: Trees are undervalued in Port Alberni, says writer

I cannot understand why San Group cut down the trees along Stamp Avenue…

  • Jan 8, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

EDITORIAL: May 2020 be a year of healing for a community in pain

The top 10 stories from the Alberni Valley in the past year were full of pain, tears and challenges

  • Jan 1, 2020

LETTER: Small progress made to condition of Lugrin, Chapman roads

Writer follows up after initial letter of concern

  • Jan 1, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

Editorial: A time of giving

There’s a lot of good out there

  • Dec 25, 2019

LETTER: Agassiz dad raising funds for daughter with cerebral palsy

Agassiz resident David Ryan asks for help replacing his daughter’s power chair

  • Dec 25, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Climate strikes are an example of youth becoming politicized and rejecting adult inaction

LETTER: Polio campaign needs funding, attention

The world has been fighting polio for almost 70 years…

  • Dec 18, 2019

LETTER: Port Alberni fills more Operation Shoe Boxes than ever despite forestry strike

We expected that we may have fewer boxes this year given the number of people on strike…

  • Dec 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

LETTER: Parents should have to pay for damage to heritage rail cars, says writer

We feel there has been a lack of supervision…

  • Dec 11, 2019

LETTER: A tax revolt is rising as B.C. residents say no more increases

It is getting ridiculously expensive to live in B.C.; it is time to cut all of the unions loose…

  • Dec 11, 2019

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019

WFP the Grinch who stole Christmas

It makes me really sad that you don’t understand the labour relations side of the business.

  • Dec 10, 2019