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A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: The last straw

Local columnist Andre Carrel considers the factors leading to COVID-19 protests

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Our ‘pale blue dot’ should not be taken for granted

Thom muses about his favourite planet and posits it should be everyone’s

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

Robert’s column
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 13, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: What comes next?

Local columnist Andre Carrel considers the situation in Ukraine

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: ‘Trust everyone, but always cut the cards’

During the Vietnam War, a band called Buffalo Springfield produced an eerie…

Al Lehmann
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: What freedom means

Local columnist Andre Carrel considers the topic of freedom

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Let’s lower the voting age

Local columnist Al Lehmann advocates for lowering the voting age

Al Lehmann
Emily Dickson is a 12-time national champion and a 26-time national medalist. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)

Ben’s Blog: Sportsmanship and political games ahead

Believe it or not, the Olympics are back already. Only six months…

Emily Dickson is a 12-time national champion and a 26-time national medalist. (Submitted photo/Black Press Media)
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Remembering Virgil Tibbs: Progress has been made, but not enough

Thom reflects on racism is the wake of actor Sydney Poitier’s death last week

  • Jan 23, 2022
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: Looking back in time

More exploration of the cosmos is exciting

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: What’s in a word? Lots…

Local columnist Al Lehmann considers human language

  • Jan 22, 2022
Al Lehmann
Winter tires provide enhanced traction in snowy and icy conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ben’s Blog: Principles can get in the way of good decisions

Ben reflects on his recent decision to install winter tires

Winter tires provide enhanced traction in snowy and icy conditions. (Black Press Media file photo)
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Lana Greene shares a photo of her son TJ from when he was chosen as the captain of the hockey team in his younger days. (Submitted Photo/Lana Greene)

GUEST COLUMN: Compassion is key to dealing with the opioid crisis

Lana Greene is a member of Moms Stop the Harm

  • Jan 18, 2022
Lana Greene shares a photo of her son TJ from when he was chosen as the captain of the hockey team in his younger days. (Submitted Photo/Lana Greene)