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B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

COLUMN: Taking needed steps to ensure downtown Victoria is safe

Jeff Bray Downtown Victoria Business Association Is downtown Victoria safe? In a…

  • Mar 13, 2020

Rickter Scale: Pour some sugar tax on me

The Rickter Scale is a regular column

  • Mar 11, 2020
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SUZUKI: Pipeline actions signal need for true reconciliation

Actions by and in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders are as…

  • Mar 8, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: We can’t ignore the little things, lest they grow into a pandemic

COVID-19 can help us prepare for the major pandemic experts say is still to come

RICKTER: We thinks thou protest too much

Once upon a time there was an idyllic little town that lived…

  • Mar 4, 2020

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Mar 1, 2020

Column: Celebrating family in Esquimalt

A column brought to you by Esquimalt Parks and Recreation

  • Feb 29, 2020

COLUMN: Drivers are just getting worse

The advent of self driving cars can’t come fast enough

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

MLA REPORT: Peninsula businesses power the local economy

Adam Olsen is MLA for Saanich North and the Islands

  • Feb 22, 2020

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

GUEST COLUMN: Make uniforms mandatory in schools

Once thought of as a bad idea, the writer now thinks differently about school uniforms

  • Feb 13, 2020

Rickter Scale: The White House lies ahead

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  • Feb 12, 2020

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

COLUMN: Self-service is just a matter of greed

It recently occurred to me that I’m doing a lot of work…

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Rickter Scale: Driving in the snow lane

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  • Feb 5, 2020