Opinion

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
LETTER: Thanks to Saanich parks workers

LETTER: Thanks to Saanich parks workers

I want to thank the Saanich employees who have been doing a…

  • Aug 17, 2020
LETTER: Thanks to Saanich parks workers
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LETTER: Parks are for people, not cars

LETTER: Parks are for people, not cars

I would like to say how very much I and others are…

  • Aug 17, 2020
LETTER: Parks are for people, not cars
LETTER: Closure diverts traffic through school zones

LETTER: Closure diverts traffic through school zones

I live in the Lagoon neighbourhood and would like to voice my…

  • Aug 16, 2020
LETTER: Closure diverts traffic through school zones
LETTER: Notices remain too long on power poles

LETTER: Notices remain too long on power poles

On my walks in the morning, I have always noticed notices of…

  • Aug 16, 2020
LETTER: Notices remain too long on power poles
LETTER: Speeding vehicles a hazard on Lagoon Road

LETTER: Speeding vehicles a hazard on Lagoon Road

Ocean Boulevard should reopen but only after mitigation issues are addressed. As…

  • Aug 16, 2020
LETTER: Speeding vehicles a hazard on Lagoon Road
LETTER: Squirrels driving gardener nuts

LETTER: Squirrels driving gardener nuts

This year I decided to do my potted patio garden with more…

  • Aug 16, 2020
LETTER: Squirrels driving gardener nuts
LETTER: Safe supply a solution to overdose crisis

LETTER: Safe supply a solution to overdose crisis

In the days that followed the overwhelming feelings of grief and shock,…

  • Aug 15, 2020
LETTER: Safe supply a solution to overdose crisis
LETTER: Too much dead wood at city hall

LETTER: Too much dead wood at city hall

The news mentioned that the mayor and council for the City of…

  • Aug 15, 2020
LETTER: Too much dead wood at city hall
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue is removed from Victoria’s City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: It’s time to find new home for John A. Macdonald statue

Why wait to relocate Sir John A. Macdonald? Before first light on…

  • Aug 15, 2020
The Sir John A. Macdonald statue is removed from Victoria’s City Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
LETTER: Victoria needs homeless task force

LETTER: Victoria needs homeless task force

Mayor Lisa Helps and her council must get out of the homeless…

  • Aug 14, 2020
LETTER: Victoria needs homeless task force
LETTER: Shelter would change neighbourhood’s character

LETTER: Shelter would change neighbourhood’s character

I am writing to express concern about the possibility of the Oak…

  • Aug 14, 2020
LETTER: Shelter would change neighbourhood’s character
LETTER: Shelter would bring more problems than Oak Bay can handle

LETTER: Shelter would bring more problems than Oak Bay can handle

We are a family of four who live in very close proximity…

  • Aug 13, 2020
LETTER: Shelter would bring more problems than Oak Bay can handle
LETTER: Keep Ocean Boulevard closed

LETTER: Keep Ocean Boulevard closed

There have been a number of letters bemoaning the closing of Ocean…

  • Aug 9, 2020
LETTER: Keep Ocean Boulevard closed
Lora Morandin, left, Josh Mcstravick, Thompson Hyggen and Alma Perreault of the Pollinator Leadership Team monitor a patch of Wooly Sunflower to see the diversity and number of pollinators attracted to this native plant. The team hopes to eventually use the information to see how native and non-native plants differ in terms of resource provisioning for managed and wild pollinators. (Alex Kuhn photo)

Local Flavour: Youth take the lead in Victoria’s Pollinator Leadership Team

Guest writer Thompson Hygge, summer intern with Pollinator Partnership Canada

  • Aug 9, 2020
Lora Morandin, left, Josh Mcstravick, Thompson Hyggen and Alma Perreault of the Pollinator Leadership Team monitor a patch of Wooly Sunflower to see the diversity and number of pollinators attracted to this native plant. The team hopes to eventually use the information to see how native and non-native plants differ in terms of resource provisioning for managed and wild pollinators. (Alex Kuhn photo)

LETTERS: Visitors should be treated with respect

I’d like to address Premier Horgan’s comments regarding those in B.C. whose…

  • Aug 9, 2020
LETTER: North Saanich should honour terms of land donation

LETTER: North Saanich should honour terms of land donation

I read with interest your recent story on 95-year-old North Saanich resident…

  • Aug 9, 2020
LETTER: North Saanich should honour terms of land donation
LETTER: Piece of Saanich heritage in peril

LETTER: Piece of Saanich heritage in peril

Neighbours are very upset with the subdivision application for the Rogers’ farm…

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: Piece of Saanich heritage in peril
LETTER: Make Ribfest a drive-thru event

LETTER: Make Ribfest a drive-thru event

It seems such a shame that yet another annual event has fallen…

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: Make Ribfest a drive-thru event