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Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky dog Luna enjoy a break in Ottawa’s Andrew Haydon Park during a picnic put on by the Scottish Society of Ottawa in late September. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Michael and Luna connect Canada’s landscape one step at a time

Scottish visitor and his sled dog are walking from coast to coast for climate change

Michael Yellowlees and his Alaskan Husky dog Luna enjoy a break in Ottawa’s Andrew Haydon Park during a picnic put on by the Scottish Society of Ottawa in late September. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
K’atlodeeche First Nation members Roy Fabian, Fred Martel, Joe Tambour, Vincent Fabian, Frank Fabian, and Derek Fabian, and Chief April Martel take part in a Canada Day ceremony last July. The National Day of Truth Reconciliation needs to be a a day of commemoration of residential school survivors and understanding of the government-run schools’ impact on First Nations. It should serve as an opportunity for healing and the building of a renewed citizenry between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. photo courtesy of Aaron Tambour

EDITORIAL: First National Day of Truth and Reconciliation should build unity

There is no better time for the day to be marked than now…

  • Sep 29, 2021
K’atlodeeche First Nation members Roy Fabian, Fred Martel, Joe Tambour, Vincent Fabian, Frank Fabian, and Derek Fabian, and Chief April Martel take part in a Canada Day ceremony last July. The National Day of Truth Reconciliation needs to be a a day of commemoration of residential school survivors and understanding of the government-run schools’ impact on First Nations. It should serve as an opportunity for healing and the building of a renewed citizenry between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. photo courtesy of Aaron Tambour
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LETTER: Canada’s election system is broken, not democratic

The Black Press support for Canada’s existing electoral process is puzzling…

  • Sep 29, 2021
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LETTER: Election results were anything but democratic

With respect, I disagree with the Oct. 22 editorial…

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

LETTER: Visitor from Ontario excited at news MV Frances Barkley will still sail

It hardly needs repeating that COVID-19 has exacted a terrible toll on Canadians…

  • Sep 22, 2021
The MV Frances Barkley can be seen in the harbour in Bamfield in this undated photo. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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LETTER: Bad behaviour of one person mars Toy Run trip for visiting couple

My wife and I are here for our third time to attend the Port Alberni Toy Run…

  • Sep 22, 2021
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A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)

LETTER: Port Alberni beaver ponds in danger from proposed development

The Burde Street ponds are under threat from a proposed massive housing development…

  • Sep 22, 2021
A beaver lodge can be seen in one of two ponds along the Log Train Trail near what is known as the Burde Street Beaver Ponds. A group of Port Alberni residents is concerned that development in the area will compromise habitat in the wetlands. (PHOTO COURTESY SANDY MCRUER)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

EDITORIAL: Hope lives on

41 years after Terry Fox ran, his legacy continues to thrive

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
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LETTER: Show up and vote Sept. 20

On September 20, voters will pass judgment on the Trudeau government…

  • Sep 15, 2021
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LETTER: How many times have you been ID’d?

I truly hope people are respectful at businesses now that the vaccine passports are in effect…

  • Sep 15, 2021
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LETTER: Nothing will get better without action

Forty years ago I paid $5.00 to camp at a provincial campground and could do so spontaneously…

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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James Mollet, 11, takes his turn tending the grill at the 2019 Salmon Fest barbecue. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Opportunity awaits for Port Alberni’s 2022 salmon derby

Volunteers need to step up if Salmon Fest is to return

James Mollet, 11, takes his turn tending the grill at the 2019 Salmon Fest barbecue. MIKE YOUDS PHOTO
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LETTER: New development on Burde Street means more traffic, more noise

There is also an increased danger to the pedestrians, including children, who use the route…

  • Sep 8, 2021
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