Opinion

EDITORIAL: Is a plastic bag ban just a symbolic gesture?

All eyes around the CRD will be on Victoria watching to see what happens after July 1

  • Jan 11th, 2018

MICHAELS: Bad McAd leaves a bad taste in my mouth

“If you are trying to figure out how to spend that fiver, consider taking a moment to unplug from the trite network of now and 15-seconds-from-now…”

EDITORIAL: Rewriting history simply complicated

John A. Macdonald statue need not come down, but Indigenous leaders deserve equal treatment

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Oak Bay skaters head for BC Games
Bike spread good energy for Sno'uyutth scholarship fund
Oak Bay hosts the inagural Vancouver Island Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC
Bike registration ongoing to deter theft in Oak Bay

Letter: Church ‘too cute by half’?

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  • Jan 5th, 2018

Victoria’s mayor protecting enclaves of the elite: reader

Letter writer asks whether readers are welcome in mayor’s ‘community’ and the City?

  • Jan 9th, 2018

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

Victoria council pay needs to be hiked to attract better candidates

The responsibilities of the job should call for an appropriate wage

  • Jan 8th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

EDITORIAL: Fingers crossed for benefits from lower MSP premiums

Residents in Victoria, across B.C. may have more in their pockets at the end of the month

  • Dec 29th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward

The News gratefully acknowledges readers’ trust in us to tell stories that resonate with you

  • Dec 29th, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on housing, child care

Premier faces costly urban issues, including marijuana legalization

Plastic bag ban in Victoria needs tweaking

Other ways to reduce the amount of plastic going into the landfill, reader writes

  • Dec 24th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Publicizing hate actions painful for the media

Targeting of local synagogues and others in Canada with hate mail a vulgar, bigoted act

  • Dec 23rd, 2017

Messing with Dallas Road is sacrilege for Victorians

Area resident sees the Clover Point/Dallas Road bikeway plan as an election issue in 2018

  • Dec 23rd, 2017