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MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Esquimalt’s military past is present

Mayor Barb Desjardins reflects on how two upcoming historical events honour service men and women

  • May 24th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

COLUMN: Building a coastal refinery in B.C. is just ‘common sense’

Coastal refineries would also protect our oceans, writes Black Press chairman David Black

  • May 14th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: New climate targets to miss

B.C. has new greenhouse gas target, still no plan to reach it

B.C. VIEWS: Waiting for a secret referendum

John Horgan admits the fix is in on proportional representation

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Citizen’s assemblies deserve a chance to do their work

Lisa Helps hopes for ‘yes’ vote in question about further exploration of City, Saanich amalgamation

  • May 3rd, 2018
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Windsor Park Criterium
Tide Pool School
Five youth taken to hospital after late night crash on Beach Drive
Oak Bay Volunteer Services recognizes volunteers

JANIS LA COUVEE: An even dozen festivals a thrill for theatre goers

Monday’s arts columnist looks at the various theatre festivals on the calendar

  • May 1st, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: How to salvage a pipeline project

Indigenous partnerships may be an antidote to ‘red washing’

MP REPORT: Support for sexual assault centres sorely needed

Victoria MP Murray Rankin fighting to get more funding for Victoria centre

  • Apr 28th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Eliminating efficiency for farm workers

Don’t worry, NDP says, the B.C. economy’s booming

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline theatre on TV and in court

John Horgan doesn’t have a hope on Trans Mountain, and he knows it

Who pays for journalism? One way or another — you

Tim Shoults of Aberdeen Publishing writes about Ed Greenspon’s report on the Canadian media industry

  • Apr 13th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Plastic garbage in, garbage out

Why bag bans may actually make things worse

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Impact of speculation tax needs to be measured

Victoria’s Lisa Helps weighs in on the provincial real estate legislation

  • Apr 5th, 2018

MP Report: Defending our oceans

Murray Rankin serves as Member of Parliament for Victoria

  • Apr 2nd, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: More NDP myths to be shattered

Ferries aren’t highways, and other political realities that bite

A moment’s distraction, a lifetime of pain

Distracted driving leaves much collateral damage in its wake

John White: We need more than a bandage for this wound

It does nothing to address the lack of actual ambulances in the West Kootenay.

B.C. VIEWS: Premier John Horgan sees the light on LNG tax incentives

B.C.’s latest climate targets impossible, but that’s nothing new