Opinion

David Suzuki

Rediscovering our place in nature

Consumerism has taken the place of citizenship, writes David Suzuki

  • Jan 12, 2021

 

For Your Consideration

A banner year for the English lexicon

Thom hopes 2021 will not yield such a bevy of new terms and phrases

 

Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Jones twins reunite in Swedish hockey league

Montrose products Connor and Kellen Jones will skate for Vaterviks IK of the Swedish league

 

Photo: Mish Vizesi on Unsplash

Keeping Christmas beyond the festive season

The challenge of the season, its work, is to carry forward, uninterrupted, its goodwill

  • Dec 31, 2020
Photo: Mish Vizesi on Unsplash
The language of eyes — highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)

The eyes have it: An evolving communication skill

Now that we are all masked, we will be communicating much more through the language of eyes

The language of eyes — highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)
Photo: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Strides made in nature conservation in 2020

Despite the pandemic, and in some cases because of it, nature made headlines around the world

  • Dec 27, 2020
Photo: Nature Conservancy of Canada
Protestors with an “End The Lockdowns” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3. Photo: Desire Amouzou

OPINION: On individual rights versus community health

Using freedom as an excuse to gather in this pandemic illustrates a staggering degree of selfishness

Protestors with an “End The Lockdowns” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3. Photo: Desire Amouzou
If your opposed wearing a mask, just whose rights are you trampling on? Photo: Pixabay

Guest Column: On rights, freedoms, and wearing masks

The Charter guarantees our rights and freedoms ‘only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law’

  • Dec 11, 2020
If your opposed wearing a mask, just whose rights are you trampling on? Photo: Pixabay
Masks are mandatory indoors in all B.C. businesses. Photo: Black Press file

Think about the common good: wear a mask

Opinion by Trail Times columnist Louise McEwan

  • Dec 4, 2020
Masks are mandatory indoors in all B.C. businesses. Photo: Black Press file
Chilliwack Law Courts.

Prison sentence for a B.C. home invasion shows how slow justice can be

BC Supreme Court Justice points to dramatic increase in population no similar increase in courts

  • Nov 27, 2020
Chilliwack Law Courts.
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What can be done to maintain smaller regional airports?

Richard Cannings is MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding.

  • Nov 24, 2020
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Reforming B.C. Auto Insurance to Benefit Consumers

Chant: The Corporation lost $1.3 billion in 2018 and a further $1.2 billion in the following year.

  • Nov 4, 2020
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Cooperation needed so minority Parliament can function smoothly

“We will continue to work with the other parties to get answers … ”

  • Oct 27, 2020
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Photo: Fraser Institute

Does Canada Need a Wealth Tax?

“Wealth is difficult to define, measure, and tax.”

  • Oct 23, 2020
Photo: Fraser Institute
Interior Health is advising the community to get their flu shots. Photo: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Get your bubble vaccinated

Message from head of Interior Health, Susan Brown

  • Oct 21, 2020
Interior Health is advising the community to get their flu shots. Photo: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo: Fraser Institute

Does Canada Child Benefit help those most in-need?

CCB will cost $27 billion in 2020-21 by providing tax-free cash benefits to families with children.

  • Oct 21, 2020
Photo: Fraser Institute
Photo: Fraser Institute

Local Leviathans: The Rise of Municipal Government Spending in Canada, 1990–2018

Understanding municipal finances is challenging as they are not very transparent and vary widely

  • Oct 20, 2020
Photo: Fraser Institute
Premier John Horgan has called a snap election for Oct. 24. (File photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Rolling the dice for all the marbles

Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks at the snap election called Monday, Sept. 21

  • Sep 29, 2020
Premier John Horgan has called a snap election for Oct. 24. (File photo)
(Photo by Clem Sim on Unsplash)

The changing size of government in Canada, 2007–2018

“The size of government in Canada is an important matter of public policy.”

  • Sep 25, 2020
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Commercial flights, with limits, resumed at the Trail Regional Airport on June 1. (Trail Times file)

Without federal aid, the future of B.C. air transport is bleak

Air traffic remains down 75 to 85 per cent

  • Sep 23, 2020
Commercial flights, with limits, resumed at the Trail Regional Airport on June 1. (Trail Times file)