Racism used to serve a particular political agena

Jan. 19, 2022 – Racism is never acceptable. But it is often used to serve a particular agenda. Using racism to defeat racism isn’t a defeat, it’s a replacement of one by the other. Racism for convenience sake is social engineering at its worst

Public Works crews did a great job under the circumstances

Jan. 15, 2022 - Now that the great big snow event of the year has melted we need to recognize the staff at the public works department.

RDN byelection waiver should be automatic

Jan. 16, 2022 - The Nanaimo Regional District is required to have a byelection for director in March. The RDN is applying for an exemption because there’s only eight months left in this term.

Ferry naming – In sports they call it an unforced error

BC Ferries made a major faux pas in naming new Gabriola ferries.

Drug company shares soared as the pandemic soared

Just a minute on those COVID tests

What's the big obsession with testing for COVID? People appear to be going out of their minds to get tested when it will not provide anything beneficial. As provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry intoned recently, quit focussing on testing. If you're sick you'll know it, stay home and isolate until you’re over it. If you get very sick, go to the hospital emergency department. About all those tests are useful for is travelling across international borders.

Higher assessments are a bonanza for government

Jan. 6, 2022
Higher property assessments are a bonanza for governments.

Government should not be building EV charging stations

Jan. 4, 2022

Paid sick leave, no room for more subsidies

jan. 3, 2022

Whatever happened to customer service?

Dec. 24, 2021

Little-known rules of the road for emergency vehicles

Dec. 18, 2021 – A LOT OF DRIVERS do not appear to know basic rules of the road.

Science covers everything you don't really know

Dec. 19, 2021
THE QUEEN’S ENGLISH – The word “science” is wearing thin. Public figures keep tossing it out to cover themselves when they don’t have facts.

Some times it's tougher to do the right thing

Dec. 17, 2021
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Ugly history should not be erased, it should be amplified

Dec. 16, 2021
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Please don't rename any more holidays

DEc. 15, 2021
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A few goons discredit those with a serious message

Home testing kits are a challenge for Henry

Electric vehicles subsidizing rich folks

Olympic boycott is no big deal

City council needs to reign in its spending

Hope on the horizon for Alzheimer's

Dec. 10, 2021