Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

Rickter Scale: Still feelin’ the blues through and true

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column in the Goldstream News Gazette

  • Mar 1, 2019

COLUMN: MLA Adam Olsen responds to budget 2019

Adam Olsen is the BC Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands

  • Feb 27, 2019
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COLUMN: The Saanich Snarl, just another gridlock

Travis Paterson is a multimedia journalist with the Saanich News

LOCAL FLAVOUR: Farmers tackle growing in a changing climate

Linda Geggie is with the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

  • Feb 27, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Mourning the loss of friends

Motherhood can take its toll on friendships

  • Feb 22, 2019

Rickter Scale: California Dreaming with Steve Shutt

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column in the Goldstream News Gazette

  • Feb 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Rickter Scale: For whom the bells tolled

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column that runs in the Goldstream News Gazette

  • Feb 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day deserves contemptuous ridicule

Writer can’t resist marking the day with sarcasm and derision

FINANCIAL SAVVY: Buyer’s market looming?

A retired corporate executive, enjoying post-retirement as an independent Financial Consultant (www.dolezalconsultants.ca), Peter Dolezal is the author of three books, including his recent Third Edition of The Smart Canadian Wealth-Builder.

  • Feb 11, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

MP COLUMN: Keeping plastic pollution out of our waters

Alistair MacGregor, is MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

  • Feb 9, 2019

Mommy’s Inside Voice: TV is my dirty little secret

Mommy’s Inside Voice is a bi-weekly column by Amie Jay, a local mother of three

  • Feb 8, 2019

Rickter Scale: Hanging on to what we can’t replace

The Rickter Scale is a weekly column in the Goldstream News Gazette

  • Feb 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Student Voice: B.C. should lower voting age to 16 years

Mira Blakely is a Grade 9 student at Reynolds secondary school

  • Jan 26, 2019