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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: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 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)
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.

COLUMN: Nurses provide more to us than medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.
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: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 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)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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LETTER: First-past-the-post isn’t democratic

Confidence-and-supply agreement as close as we will get to true democracy

  • May 6, 2022
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LETTER: Christian troll farms aren’t being Christian

‘Jesus was not an angry rebel without a cause’

  • May 6, 2022
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LETTER: Saving 45 seconds isn’t worth the risk

‘I’m begging you all, please slow down and pay attention’

  • May 6, 2022
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A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

LETTER: High gas prices might reduce use

‘Meanwhile mass addiction to fossil fuel products undoubtedly helps keep the average consumer quiet’

  • May 6, 2022
A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission has announced a new ‘Safe Workplace’ program which will focus on prioritizing safer working conditions. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

LETTER: Too many workers suffer injuries

‘Every worker should be able to go to work without fear’

  • May 6, 2022
The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission has announced a new ‘Safe Workplace’ program which will focus on prioritizing safer working conditions. Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Although carbon capture and storage hasn’t really taken off in Canada, or globally, proposals are mounting from corporations, pipeline companies, oilsands consortiums and chemical manufacturers. (Photo: ETA+ via Unsplash)

LETTER: Carbon Capture: sustainable or scam?

$2.6 billion allocated for carbon capture, utilization and storage

  • May 6, 2022
Although carbon capture and storage hasn’t really taken off in Canada, or globally, proposals are mounting from corporations, pipeline companies, oilsands consortiums and chemical manufacturers. (Photo: ETA+ via Unsplash)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Editorial: Finally time for federal, provincial politicians to get down to business

There are no elections in the offing for years. Time to govern.

  • May 6, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A sentencing hearing was held May 2, 2022 for a woman convicted of arson for a 2018 fire at The Village supportive housing project on School Street in Chilliwack. (GoogleMaps)

OPINION: Justice system ill-equipped to tackle mental health issues

Self-represented arsonist showed several signs of mental illness during trial and sentencing

A sentencing hearing was held May 2, 2022 for a woman convicted of arson for a 2018 fire at The Village supportive housing project on School Street in Chilliwack. (GoogleMaps)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
“Rosie had been through everything and just kept going, racking up an impressive 445,739 kilometres in her 18 years,” writes Jenna Hauck about her 2004 Honda CR-V. (Justin Mallard)

OPINION: Saying goodbye to trustworthy old friend in Chilliwack

‘She never let me down,’ writes reporter Jenna Hauck about her 2004 Honda CR-V named Rosie

“Rosie had been through everything and just kept going, racking up an impressive 445,739 kilometres in her 18 years,” writes Jenna Hauck about her 2004 Honda CR-V. (Justin Mallard)
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
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LETTER: Compassionate health care needed

Letter writer’s husband was handled roughly while in care

  • Apr 22, 2022
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LETTER: All police should be wearing body cameras

‘Benefits and cost far outweigh the cost of not using the body cameras in many situations’

  • Apr 22, 2022
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LETTER: Most of us did all we could to defeat the pandemic

Two letters displayed extreme opinions

  • Apr 22, 2022
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