Opinion

EDITORIAL: Dragon Boat Festival provides inspiration in Victoria

This weekend’s event features competition, courage and culture

DAVID SUZUKI: Wildfires are a climate change wake-up call

Human and economic impacts of climate change staggering, Suzuki says

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Island Health message in editorial makes little sense to News reader

Victoria News piece seems to condone drug use

  • Aug 15th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now

Island Health’s strategy to help prevent overdose deaths makes sense

  • Aug 15th, 2017

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

EDITORIAL: Volunteers and donations key elements of health care system

Staying up to date an expensive process

  • Aug 15th, 2017
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A Day in the Life West Shore
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New portables installed at Millstream elementary school

     

    The Metchosin Farmers' Market is headed for one of its best years

       

      The Metchosin Sheepdog Trials are back

         

        EDITORIAL : Victoria parks camping rules need to be enforced

        Public parks not there for free tourist accommodation

        • Aug 15th, 2017

        BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

        Media hype aside, this is not the worst fire season ever

        LETTER: View Royal mayor says Christie Point decision was the hardest he’s had to make

        David Screech offers some clarity on council’s process

        • Aug 11th, 2017

        Gazette reporter Joel Tansey says farewell

        After a year with the Gazette, Joel heads overseas

        EDITORIAL: Colwood project turns a corner

        It will be a sight for sore eyes when crews are at Colwood Corners again

        • Aug 12th, 2017

        SUZUKI: We only have one Earth, and we’re overshooting its capacity

        August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate.

        • Aug 13th, 2017

        LETTER: Here’s some suggestions for an emergency grab and go bag

        Preparing for the worst is never a bad idea

        • Aug 8th, 2017

        A one-in-a-million piece of good news

        Good news was in my own backyard

        Column: Don’t make me use my evacuation plan

        What would you grab if you had seconds? What would you take if you had a couple of hours?

        SUZUKI: Environmental Protection Act review could strengthen human rights

        An estimated 7,700 people in Canada die prematurely from causes related to poor air quality

        • Aug 6th, 2017

        EDITORIAL: Fight for farmers

        They have enough to battle, it’s time someone stood in their corner

        • Aug 5th, 2017

        LETTER: Juan de Fuca arts society has big plans

        More work needs to be done to keep the arts culture alive and well on the West Shore

        • Aug 2nd, 2017

        EDITORIAL: Cadet programs build tomorrow’s leaders

        West Shore youth lauded for work in cadet programs

        • Aug 2nd, 2017