Opinion

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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

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EDITORIAL: Mandates necessary to slow spread of COVID-19

Many in Canada have been vaccinated, but some, for any number of reasons, remain unvaccinated

  • Oct 17, 2021
A Sugar Maple tree. (Contributed)

B.C. just doesn’t have proper maple trees

OPINION: The maple trees that grow here, just don’t change hues the way they do in the east

  • Oct 14, 2021
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)
Students and staff from Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School march during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo/Balan Moorthy)

EDITORIAL: One day is not enough to bring changes

On Thursday, Sept. 30, many Canadians wore orange shirts for the country’s…

  • Oct 7, 2021
Students and staff from Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School march during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

EDITORIAL: Considering the cost of an election

In other parts of the world, our electoral system is an unattainable dream

  • Oct 5, 2021
Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo
A sample ballot box is seen at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

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

  • Oct 5, 2021
A sample ballot box is seen at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Libra Season, where the “self” meets “other”

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

COLUMN: Status quo federal election still to have consequences

Election numbers change minimal but will still be disruptive

  • Sep 24, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
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
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
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

EDITORIAL: Examine the facts during election campaign

It is essential that voters make their decisions based on accurate information

  • Sep 16, 2021
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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)
Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park back in June amid a heat wave that had temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

LETTER: Vernon water wasters ignoring drought

Resident concerned as green-lawned businesses aren’t doing their conservation part

Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park back in June amid a heat wave that had temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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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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A procedure called dry needling can go a long way toward rebooting and improving muscle function. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Spine & Sport: On pins and needles

Physiotherapist and columnist Cheryl Witter injects knowledge of the dry needling procedure

A procedure called dry needling can go a long way toward rebooting and improving muscle function. (Contributed)