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Orphans of our urban drug culture neglected again

Child advocate Bernard Richard leaves B.C. with harsh message

Port McNeill in Focus: Not exactly the community forest kumbaya I envisioned

I get it, this is the North Island, not North Van, logging is in our DNA. It’s what we do.

  • Jun 16, 2018

‘I’d rather be anywhere else’

With cancer treatment set to begin, Chilliwack Progress reporter Jessica Peters has a few words of advice.

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North Island Bantam Eagles Tier 3 Championships highlight reel
Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey Tournament 40th anniversary
Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks

Tyson’s Thoughts: Social media warfare, don’t do it

I see a lot of comments on our Facebook page that just make me shake my head sometimes.

Every parent fears the late night knock of a cop

The RCMP doesn’t drive to your house at 1:30 a.m. and take off its hat to tell you you’ve won the 6/49

COLUMN: For those about to snore…

Did you know that if you google ‘snoring’ you’ll get about 77,400,000 hits?

B.C. VIEWS: No time for maps in this rush to a referendum

Made-up electoral systems pushed out for Green Party deadline

Kervin’s Corner: Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw’s second warning to on-reserve bootleggers, drug dealers is tough but fair

The hope is of course that this kind of initiative will alleviate the ongoing problem.

  • Jun 8, 2018

Tyson’s Thoughts: Port McNeill wants to temporarily ban the sale of cannabis in town

The first reading of the bylaw was passed in roughly under two minutes with next to no discussion.

OPINION: Trudeau’s media snub in the Fraser Valley

Shouldn’t the PM be obliged to speak to members of a community he visits, at least via the media?

ZYTARUK: Keeping homicide victims’ names from public a disturbing trend

Not revealing the identities of homicide victims is bad public policy, and here’s why

OPINION: On helmets and helicopter parenting

How the “what-ifs’ and close calls can drive people with kids crazy

Port McNeill in Focus: Local government needs to value and capitalize on community input, not ignore it

Council are the ones who make the decisions and control the purse strings.

  • Jun 1, 2018

A Brush with Henschel: Spawning grounds

Most viewers of the accompanying painting will swear they know this very spot.

  • May 31, 2018

Tyson’s Thoughts: Summer is on the way and I can’t wait for the heat

Is anyone else excited for the upcoming summer season here on the North Island?

B.C. VIEWS: Our poverty reduction plan is already in place

NDP has another promise it needs to appear to keep

COLUMN: Women’s breasts really aren’t that big a deal

A follow on some Princeton, B.C., students gained considerable exposure when they dropped their bras

Kervin’s Corner: There’s more than one solution to aquaculture, fish farms

“We don’t need to coop up farmed fish to land-based, closed containment farming.”

  • May 25, 2018

Tyson’s Thoughts: History in the making at Port McNeill totem pole ceremony

The crowd of 1,200-1,500 people, young and old, were clearly thrilled to be there to witness history

Port McNeill in Focus: Childcare Availability Crisis a Good News/Bad News Story

On average, childcare across the country is unavailable, unaffordable, and the quality varies.