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LETTER – North Island College Students’ Union calls for the elimination of student loan interest

Dear editor, During this pandemic, it is important to remember that people,…

  • Feb 7, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
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LETTER: Homelessness still a problem in Port Hardy

Dear editor, I have been watching the news and homelessness seems to…

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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
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North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER – Reader upset with ‘one-sided’ article regarding mayors’ reactions to fish farming developments

Dear editor, Re: Vancouver Island mayors say they weren’t consulted on B.C.…

  • Jan 6, 2021
North Island mayors say their voices should be heard by DFO before final decisions are made about fish farms. (Black Press file photo)
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Letter to the editor: Fish farm decision threatens family business

Goverment polices “pander to a very small and vocal group of people”

  • Dec 23, 2020
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CEO: Malahat commute could take two hours in 2038, Island rail part of the solution

LETTER: Island Corridor Foundation CEO Stevenson confident in survey results

  • Dec 9, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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LETTER: Fish farms boost North Island economy

“… our local jobs, local taxation revenue, and the like will disappear!”

  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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LETTER – Comox doctor requesting consideration of Island Health COVID-19 ‘bubble’

The following is an open letter to Island Health medical health officer,…

  • Nov 2, 2020
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Homeless shelter should be open 24 hours a day in Port Hardy

‘Hopefully homeless people have somewhere to go during the day that is warm and dry’

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LETTER: Don’t let opinions drown out the facts about salmon farming

‘… ocean-based salmon farming is both responsible and critically important’

  • Sep 25, 2020
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Port Hardy’s top cop says goodbye, last day will be Oct. 30

Port Hardy’s top cop says goodbye, last day will be Oct. 30

‘I want to pause, reflect, and give thanks for my experiences and time given here’

  • Sep 24, 2020
Port Hardy’s top cop says goodbye, last day will be Oct. 30
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Everyone should be aware of the Labour Day movement

My hat is off to Tyson Whitney for his article on Labour Day.

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BC Hydro responds to all-day North Island power outage complaints

Dear Editor, I understand the frustration an all-day power outage like the…

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The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Invest in higher education to help Island communities recover from COVID-19

Island faculty, union leaders call on government for more post-secondary funding

  • Sep 11, 2020
The University of Victoria campus. (Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: The Charlie Cup Championship will return this season to the North Island

‘I have decided that I would like to complete the last two engraving plates on the Charlie Cup’

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