Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

Opinion

Comment: Aging infrastructure is B.C. Hydro’s real problem

Comment: Aging infrastructure is B.C. Hydro’s real problem

In B.C., we need a dialogue and education about our power-generation system. Sadly, Gwen Barlee’s commentary (“Private power projects damaging a B.C. legacy,” May 15) does not make a positive contribution. B.C.
David Bly: HMCS Victoria is much more than torpedoes

David Bly: HMCS Victoria is much more than torpedoes

This diesel-electric hybrid doesn’t have a lot of head room and it’s not easy to park. Maintenance is frightfully complex and spare parts are hard to come by. But it normally sleeps 48 and can go for eight weeks without refueling.
Iain Hunter: Green's Andrew Weaver represents more than Oak Bay

Iain Hunter: Green's Andrew Weaver represents more than Oak Bay

An oldster I met in my neighbourhood on Wednesday had a new spring in his shuffle because Andrew Weaver had just been elected MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
Les Leyne: Former doubters revel in Clark’s win

Les Leyne: Former doubters revel in Clark’s win

I talked to a few people post-election who had been utterly dismissive of Premier Christy Clark for the last two years. A lightweight, they felt. Not up to the job and never will be.
Comment: A new path for B.C.’s last great ancient stands

Comment: A new path for B.C.’s last great ancient stands

New maps of the remaining old-growth forests on Vancouver Island and the southwest mainland highlight the large-scale ecological crisis underway in B.C.’s woods. In the 1990s, conservationists fought for whole valleys.
Buddha's Birthday - a chance to learn

Buddha's Birthday - a chance to learn

On May 26, help celebrate Buddha’s birthday. Who is the the Buddha, you ask? There have been many buddhas (awakened ones) over eons of time.
Comment: Time for the majority to be politically engaged

Comment: Time for the majority to be politically engaged

The big winner in B.C.’s provincial elections this week was the “no show” party. Estimates put the turnout at about 52 per cent of the eligible electorate, possibly about one percentage point higher than the election in 2009.
Monique Keiran: Microbes — we just can’t live without them

Monique Keiran: Microbes — we just can’t live without them

I had always thought my family was small, but it turns out a great deal more of us exist than I had been aware of. Thanks to recent advances in DNA sequencing, all kinds of family secrets have been coming to light. Take Nature Boy, for instance.
Shannon Corregan: Ethical shopping means being aware

Shannon Corregan: Ethical shopping means being aware

Not too long ago, I was chatting with a co-worker about the poor service she’d received while shopping.
Kate Heartfield: Why are we throwing a party for Putin?

Kate Heartfield: Why are we throwing a party for Putin?

It’s too late to cancel the Sochi Olympics. But it isn’t too late to make sure Sochi is the last incredibly stupid choice of location for a major international sports event.