Opinion

Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

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LETTER: Run for the cure on Oct. 3

From the CIBC Run for the Cure team, Canadian Cancer Society

  • Sep 22, 2021
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LETTER: MLA Anderson, locking your door is not the answer

From reader David Beringer

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Where are the homes middle class seniors can afford?

From reader Evelyn Kristiansen

  • Sep 16, 2021
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LETTER: Understanding COVID-19 infection control policies

From reader Andrew Murray, MD

  • Sep 15, 2021
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A vase of flowers on top of a coffin at an event marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Nelson on Aug. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Voting to end the overdose crisis

Amber Streukens writes about each party’s commitment to ending the overdose crisis

A vase of flowers on top of a coffin at an event marking International Overdose Awareness Day in Nelson on Aug. 31. Photo: Tyler Harper
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LETTER: Indigenous community values and the COVID-19 vaccine

From readers Mary Ann Morris and Randy Janzen

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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LETTER: Vote for climate action this election

From reader Calvin Beauchesne

  • Sep 8, 2021
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LETTER: Where are the climate change first responders?

From reader Lisa Bramson

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Check out this thicc boi. Photo: Pexels

HUGS AND SLUGS: Someone egged a truck

Eggs are hard to clean, doesn’t everyone know this?

  • Sep 3, 2021
Check out this thicc boi. Photo: Pexels
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LETTER: Elect a climate champion

From reader Judy O’Leary

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Stretching from the heaviest concentration of stars in the south all the way to the northeast is where we see the iconic “W” symbolizing Cassiopeia. Photo: Gary Boyle

Behold Cassiopeia, ‘The Queen’ in the Kootenay skies

By Gary Boyle - The Backyard Astronomer **************************************** As the sun sets…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Stretching from the heaviest concentration of stars in the south all the way to the northeast is where we see the iconic “W” symbolizing Cassiopeia. Photo: Gary Boyle
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LETTER: Old growth and the RCMP

From reader Diana Van Eyk

  • Sep 1, 2021
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LETTER: ICU beds needed in Nelson

From reader Birthe W. Achner

  • Sep 1, 2021
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