Category: Letters to Editor

Trojan Horse? What’s Wild Bill Smoking Days?

I dare say that if I were to hand you two articles on climate change and what we should/could/can’t do about it; one by former NDP strategist Bill Tieleman and the other by BC Liberal promoter Tom Fletcher; with the authorship redacted—you’d be very hard put to tell, by the arguments presented, which was cowboy Tom riding high on fumes of Exxon-Mobil climate change denying propaganda and which was Wild Bill quixotically spurring on the exhausted steed of climate action impotence.

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Plea for Comox Lake

While the report of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, released last Monday, will be duly ignored by pundits and politicians for whom science is a “Chinese hoax”, the dire assessment of the degraded state of the ecosystems which support human life as we know it, could not be clearer.

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What if Women Owned the Press?

When New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations in October 2017, they ignited the #MeToo movement and inspired many thousands of women to break their silence for the first time.

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Coastal Ferry Act Amendments

Our ferry system links us – economically, physically and geographically – from getting goods to the mainland, to connecting with family and friends, to getting away for the weekend. Our coastal ferries are truly the lifeblood of coastal communities.

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I gave up owning a car the moment I retired. Why not! There was a bus stop right outside the front gate, and another just across the road. For seven years all I had to do was to battle the regional district to deal with the water-logged gullies and the erosion of the grass between the pull-off and the ditch between our fence and the actual stop.

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Roxanne’s Story

When I was living in Victoria I had acquaintances who regularly drove to Fanny Bay to dine at the Fanny Bay Inn or ‘FBI’ – that’s what the locals call their pub. Little did I know that soon I would be hanging out in this cozy place, too, because Life had moved me to Fanny Bay.

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