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LETTER: Cat owners need to show more respect for neighbours

LETTER: Cat owners need to show more respect for neighbours

If you loved your cat then you would not let them run loose.

  • Jul 15, 2020
LETTER: Cat owners need to show more respect for neighbours
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LETTER: Landscaping can protect gardens from troublesome cats

Pet owners should be responsible. Some are, some are not.

  • Jul 15, 2020
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LETTER: COVID-19 pandemic shows the need for scientific literacy

To practice philosophy, and also science, is to follow the question wherever it leads

  • Jul 15, 2020
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The Sunderoey, a freezer trawler, joins the Raw Spirit dockside at Port Alberni Terminals. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

LETTER: Fishing vessel a welcome addition to Port Alberni’s waterfront

To the Editor, Wow, the Sunderoey fishing vessel is a showstopper! It…

  • Jul 10, 2020
The Sunderoey, a freezer trawler, joins the Raw Spirit dockside at Port Alberni Terminals. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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EDITORIAL: We need to check our ‘plate hate’

Suspicious border activity can be reported

  • Jul 9, 2020
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LETTER: Dementia doesn’t stop for COVID-19

To the Editor, Each May in communities around B.C., people unite to…

  • Jul 9, 2020
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Several goshawk nests were discovered in the Alberni Valley Community Forest last year. Logging operations in the vicinity have been halted to allow biologists to study the site and determine if it is an active breeding area. (AV COMMUNITY FOREST PHOTO)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Hawks’ nests halt logging in Alberni Valley Community Forest

Biologists will take two years to study nest site, says forest manager

Several goshawk nests were discovered in the Alberni Valley Community Forest last year. Logging operations in the vicinity have been halted to allow biologists to study the site and determine if it is an active breeding area. (AV COMMUNITY FOREST PHOTO)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Michael and Susan Ramsay with two of their daughters—Sarah-Grace, second from left, and Heather—were able to see Edvard Eriksen’s Little Mermaid statue outside of Copenhagen, Denmark before leaving the country by ferry to Sweden to escape Denmark’s country-wide COVID-19 lockdown. (PHOTO COURTESY RAMSAY FAMILY)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Ramsay family of Port Alberni takes a grad trip of a lifetime

Family got caught in Europe as countries were closing their borders due to COVID-19

Michael and Susan Ramsay with two of their daughters—Sarah-Grace, second from left, and Heather—were able to see Edvard Eriksen’s Little Mermaid statue outside of Copenhagen, Denmark before leaving the country by ferry to Sweden to escape Denmark’s country-wide COVID-19 lockdown. (PHOTO COURTESY RAMSAY FAMILY)
EDITORIAL: Class of 2020, you survived a surreal year

EDITORIAL: Class of 2020, you survived a surreal year

You earned every day of this final year of your elementary and secondary schooling

  • Jul 1, 2020
EDITORIAL: Class of 2020, you survived a surreal year
LETTER: More care needed in separating seniors’ care

LETTER: More care needed in separating seniors’ care

Long-term care homes should be run by professionals, says writer

LETTER: More care needed in separating seniors’ care
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Keith Hunter, respected First Nations leader. (PHOTO COURTESY ANN ROBINSON)

QUINN’S QUIPS: Remembering a man with great respect

Keith Hunter’s voice of reason is missing following his death

Keith Hunter, respected First Nations leader. (PHOTO COURTESY ANN ROBINSON)
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)
(John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

Canada Day, on July 1, is typically a day for people across…

  • Jun 24, 2020
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A feral cat wanders near a house in Port Alberni. A letter writer says the city should have rules against cats wandering free outdoors. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

LETTER: City of Port Alberni needs a cat bylaw, says writer

To the Editor, I am an animal lover, but I draw the…

  • Jun 24, 2020
A feral cat wanders near a house in Port Alberni. A letter writer says the city should have rules against cats wandering free outdoors. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
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LETTER: Irony of ‘buy local’ program with outside websites not lost on writer

What a disappointment this program is…

  • Jun 17, 2020
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LETTER: Gov’t has ignored Bamfield Road for too long

On average, 340 vehicles a day dare to travel this hazardous and deplorable logging road…

  • Jun 17, 2020
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LETTER: Pandemic shows need for national pharmacare program

Writer urges Liberal government to get it done in wake of COVID-19

  • Jun 17, 2020
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