Opinion

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

 

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

 

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

Air traffic remains down 75 to 85 per cent

  • Sep 23, 2020

 

Sing with song sparrows, dance with bumblebees

“We require strength to resist sadness from overwhelming us as we battle its causes.”

  • Sep 17, 2020

MP reflects on cycling trip across the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding

Riding ride lives up to its expectations—good conversations, great weather and stunning scenery

Mitchell’s Musings: When you mix a heatwave and a pandemic

Too many questions sparked by COVID-19 amidst a heat wave for this columnist

  • Aug 23, 2020

Immediate issues make change of finance minister badly timed

In the next two weeks, we are facing the end of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

  • Aug 22, 2020

World O’ Words: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Ultracrepidarianism: On offering one’s opinion ‘beyond the sole’

Hockey’s comeback begins in earnest in August

Mitchell’s Musings

  • Aug 6, 2020

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that “irregardless” has been added to the dictionary.

Longing to return to a world that never was

What we know of Mars today is nothing like the depictions of the planet in earlier times

Could our pandemic response help us eliminate hepatitis C?

CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information

  • Jul 21, 2020

Canada lagging in expanding role of clean energy hydrogen

“The pandemic has intensified calls for a national energy strategy … “

  • Jul 18, 2020

Fiscal snapshot shows deteriorating state of Canadian federal finances

By Jake Fuss On Wednesday, the Trudeau government released a “fiscal snapshot”…

  • Jul 14, 2020

Work remains to be done in B.C. care homes

BCSLA represents private operators of Independent and Assisted Living, and Long Term Care residences

  • Jul 10, 2020

Wealth tax needed as gap between rich and poor grows

Cannings: Disparity between super-wealthy and the rest is much greater than previously estimated

  • Jul 7, 2020

Cannings: Nuclear waste regulations put Canadians at risk

Richard Cannings is in his second term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding

  • Jul 2, 2020

Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

Robert Malcolmson is professor emeritus of history at Queen’s University. He now lives in Nelson.

Message from BC Seniors Advocate

Isabel Mackenzie recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • Jun 18, 2020

Conservative leadership race serves up a menu of meh

“A new Conservative leader cannot come soon enough.”