Opinion

LETTER: How many ‘nice to have’ projects does Port Alberni have to cut?

There are people who strongly oppose the train and McLean Mill, but I remain a supporter

  • Mar 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

LETTER: Communities play key role in understanding dementia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. thanks the people of the Alberni Valley…

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Sproat Lake fire department demonstrates sprinkler safety
Gallic Road fire
Port Alberni welcomes first of three cruise ships

B.C. VIEWS: Get up earlier, Americans control your clock too

B.C. must wait for Trump to decide on Daylight Saving Time

COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

LETTER: Port Alberni’s council made right decision to shutter tourist train

In 20 years, municipal taxpayers have covered a $9 million cumulative operating shortfall…

  • Mar 6, 2019

LETTER: Poster pans political party propaganda

James’ performance was a perfect example of why I despise political parties…

  • Mar 6, 2019

LETTER: Fishers need to stop fishing, not focus on west coast seal and sea lion cull

Seriously, it’s no secret humans are overfishing and the oceans of the world are threatened…

  • Mar 6, 2019

EDITORIAL: Was Port Alberni’s decision on trains the right decision?

For two years, we have been hearing about how much the train and mill are draining public coffers…

  • Mar 6, 2019

LETTER: Writer misses better times in Ash River valley

Lately my ability to access the valley has become so limited by restrictions and locked gates…

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

GUEST COLUMN: John Horgan has gone missing in U.S. lumber dispute

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson questions payments to Washington governor

  • Mar 2, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

LETTER: Alberni writer learns hard lessons over mail service

I am writing this letter in the hopes that the same sort of thing won’t happen to someone else…

  • Feb 27, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP moving to massive expansion of nanny state

$10-a-day daycare, tax subsidy for parents at heart of poverty plan

LETTER: Would Green New Deal work for Canada’s LNG debate?

Tom Fletcher, in his piece on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), has missed the point…

  • Feb 20, 2019

LETTER: Clearcuts, dull scenery no draw for visitors to Alberni Valley

One year, the forest would be full of mushrooms under tall canopy…. next year, only a clearcut…

  • Feb 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

LETTER: So many questions surround Canada’s role in Venezuelan conflict

In the past year or two about 3 million Venezuelans have fled the authoritarian regime…

  • Feb 13, 2019