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Jack Knox: Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: In bedroom communities, housing costs a key issue

Jack Knox: Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke: In bedroom communities, housing costs a key issue

Jack Knox is dropping in on Vancouver Island’s seven federal ridings, looking at them through the lens of issues readers say are important in this election. It’s the region’s biggest sandbox.
Victoria No. 1, Saanich No. 2 in requests for mail-in ballots across Canada

Victoria No. 1, Saanich No. 2 in requests for mail-in ballots across Canada

Vancouver Island residents take their social distancing seriously, if Elections Canada data is anything to go by. Victoria and Saanich rank first and second in requests for mail-in voting packages for the Sept. 20 federal election.
Jack Knox: Climate gets top billing for Victoria candidates

Jack Knox: Climate gets top billing for Victoria candidates

Jack Knox is travelling around Vancouver Island’s seven federal ridings, looking at them through the lens of issues readers say are important in this election.
Jack Knox visits Courtenay-Alberni: In riding that skews older, health care is hot topic

Jack Knox visits Courtenay-Alberni: In riding that skews older, health care is hot topic

Jack Knox is dropping in on Vancouver Island’s seven federal ridings, looking at them through the lens of issues readers say are important in this election.
Federal election polling stations fewer and farther between, Elections Canada says

Federal election polling stations fewer and farther between, Elections Canada says

NORTH VANCOUVER — Canadians may want to have a second look at their voter information cards as people are finding polling stations are fewer and farther between this time around. The cards are now arriving in the mail.
Trevor Hancock: The planet-sized elephant in the election room

Trevor Hancock: The planet-sized elephant in the election room

In a December 2020 speech at Columbia ­University, the UN secretary general said: “The state of the planet is broken. ­Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal,” adding: “Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century.
Jack Knox visits North Island-Powell River: Island's north faces new realities

Jack Knox visits North Island-Powell River: Island's north faces new realities

PORT McNEILL — “We don’t have Walmart,” says Amber Brown, wrestling a keg of beer into the back of a van.
Is Justin Trudeau flubbing the West Coast vote by failing to push hard on climate change?

Is Justin Trudeau flubbing the West Coast vote by failing to push hard on climate change?

One reason Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign may be flagging in his preferred stomping grounds in British Columbia, especially with young voters, is in part because he’s failing to push hard enough on climate change as a key election issue, on
Editorial: Economy needs more than parties’ hazy promises

Editorial: Economy needs more than parties’ hazy promises

This is the second in a series of editorials looking at the leading issues as the Sept. 20 federal election draws near. Last week we highlighted how the three main parties would deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, now entering a soaring fourth wave.
Election Notebook: Former B.C. Green Party leader endorses Liberals on climate

Election Notebook: Former B.C. Green Party leader endorses Liberals on climate

The Liberals’ climate plan — and the party’s Victoria candidate — won an endorsement from a somewhat unexpected source Thursday: former B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.