Opinion

LETTER: PATH will lead to opportunity

Byron Horner is the Conservative candidate for Courtenay-Alberni

  • Nov 7, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

EDITORIAL: It’s time to stop stereotyping Port Alberni’s homeless population

Homelessness is so much more than a bunch of tents and tarps…

  • Oct 31, 2018
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Port Alberni fire department engages Indigenous youth in fire awareness
Port Alberni First Nations host Gathering Our Voices opening ceremonies
Alberni Valley fire crews battle Beaver Creek grass fire
800-year-old carving log arrives in Port Alberni

LETTER: Why I’ll vote ‘yes’ in B.C. election referendum

I will vote for change now, and hope that public pressure pushes politicians…

  • Oct 31, 2018

LETTER: Port Alberni’s overdose prevention site has got to go

I challenge the new mayor and council and public health authorities to take immediate steps

  • Oct 31, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The conquest of rural B.C. nears completion

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements

Pioneer of B.C. electoral reform argues for yes vote in referendum

  • Oct 27, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

  • Oct 21, 2018

LETTER: What makes a good mayor?

Alberni writer looks to former Prince Rupert leader as example

  • Oct 17, 2018

LETTER: Land reclamation in Alberni would be costly

Port Alberni would need a huge extra tax base to even begin to consider the cost

  • Oct 17, 2018

LETTER: Alberni voter has questions about airport expansion decisions

Take the time to ask incumbents their record on the airport expansion

  • Oct 17, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

  • Oct 14, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s union-only construction plan doesn’t benefit communities

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson calls it payoff to NDP supporters

  • Oct 13, 2018

Column: If not now, when will we make the changes needed to stop global warming?

The thought of our children or grandchildren suffering from the ravages of climate change are unbearable to think about, too frightening to consider. So we don’t.

EDITORIAL: What will it take to cruise to success on Port Alberni’s waterfront?

Port Alberni is already a popular place with cruise ship visitors…

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Port Alberni’s industrial land can be reclaimed

Clearly it is possible that Port Alberni could convert these lands to a lovely park…

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Water is an untapped commodity in rainy Port Alberni

It’s difficult to imagine that Canada has a water crisis…

  • Oct 10, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: LNG breakthrough likely means higher heating bills

Rest of the province will have to tighten its carbon belt