Opinion

Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Federal plastic ban a good start — but just a start

Canadians toss out 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

  • Oct 18, 2020
Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)
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LETTER: Thank you, clean-up crew!

Murray Brown of Agassiz is impressed with recent clean-up efforts

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EDITORIAL: Shelter of hope and gratitude

Observer editor Adam Louis takes stock of the blessings 2020 brought

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LETTER: Please take care of the library kiosks

Elinor Bell asks residents to care for the little libraries

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LETTER: Canada’s health system leaves cystic fibrosis patients behind

Adam Mellesse of Chilliwack calls out health care system

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LETTER: Throness supporter defends advertising in conservative Christian magazine

LETTER: Throness supporter defends advertising in conservative Christian magazine

‘LGBTQ leaders champion free speech but only if the speech involved agrees with their own’

  • Oct 10, 2020
LETTER: Throness supporter defends advertising in conservative Christian magazine
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
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LETTER: National pharmacare promises are more empty words

Frank Sterle, Jr. of White Rock rips feds, media for lack of medication accountability

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REAL ESTATE: Supply, Demand and Debt – You Can’t Print Gold!

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks stresses importance of land investment in the pandemic

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FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

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ZYTARUK: Fleecing students at U. of Fees

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of mandatory fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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Out on a Limb: What I learned from living through a pandemic

Out on a Limb: What I learned from living through a pandemic

Awesome, I thought, when the pandemic hit, I’ll learn some new skills.

Out on a Limb: What I learned from living through a pandemic
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LETTERS: A cordial traffic stop in Agassiz

Mary Weiss of Summerland recounts her experience with local police

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Traffic and parked cars on Chilliwack Lake Road near the Lindeman Lake parking lot on Sept. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Beautiful B.C. – Isn’t it great? Shhh… Don’t tell anyone!

Huge numbers flocked to popular Chilliwack River Valley on Labour Day weekend

Traffic and parked cars on Chilliwack Lake Road near the Lindeman Lake parking lot on Sept. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

There are only selfish reasons for the NDP to trigger an election this fall

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

OPINION: Parents reminded to stay calm behind wheel as school starts

Stressful pandemic situation could exacerbate traffic issues, says BCAA

A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)