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Dr. Prean Armogam has lived and worked in Port McNeill for 15 years. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

McQuarrie: Island Health needs to keep Dr. Armogam working in Port McNeill

‘Island Health’s apparent intention is to not enter into a contract for Dr. Armogam’s services’

  • May 15, 2021

 

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McQuarrie: So you say you’re not a socialist

‘That is a myth, as we are all socialists at some point in the day, every day’

  • May 3, 2021

 

Port McNeill waterfront. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

McQUARRIE: Thank you, playgroup committee, you did your homework

“If you want something, step up and be willing to be part of the solution.”

  • Apr 22, 2021

 

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OPINION: Enjoy the outdoors this summer, but be safe

Go enjoy our local golf courses this summer and have some fun.

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The clocktower at the Port McNeill waterfront. (Bill McQuarrie photo)

McQUARRIE: Let’s press pause on the Port McNeill Harbour Park Playground

The Port McNeill waterfront park is a town jewel.

  • Apr 1, 2021
The clocktower at the Port McNeill waterfront. (Bill McQuarrie photo)
Tyson

Tyson’s Thoughts: COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken hostage everything that we enjoy and forced us all into a bubble.

Tyson
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If fish farms are phased out, what does the future hold for Port Hardy?

“I hate seeing the town I grew up in take serious economic damage”

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Op-ed

Gardening critical for the new post-pandemic, climate change economy

The good thing about growing our own food is that it can be done organically.

Op-ed
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Here’s five resolutions I want to accomplish in 2021

It’s that time of the year where everyone dedicates to becoming a better version of themselves.

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Tyson's Thoughts

10 great Christmas movies everyone needs to see

Some are well known, others are hidden gems.

Tyson's Thoughts
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Drama queens of the internet

‘As a rule, contented taxpayers are less inclined towards revolution’

  • Dec 2, 2020
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Reliving memories of past glory on the mats

My Facebook memories reminded me of an important milestone in my previous athletic career.

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An act of kindness goes a long way

‘This woman, this nurse so obviously cares and is so unlike the people I most often write about’

  • Oct 29, 2020
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Election: There’s no need for mud slinging

Election: There’s no need for mud slinging

Do politicians voice their opinions constructively?

Election: There’s no need for mud slinging
Gratitude is a great thing, what are you grateful for?

Gratitude is a great thing, what are you grateful for?

‘I want to say a heartfelt thanks to Steven Cahill for all his hard work over the years’

Gratitude is a great thing, what are you grateful for?
Life is great, enjoy it for what it is

Life is great, enjoy it for what it is

‘I came to the conclusion that I have nothing to complain about because life is great’

Life is great, enjoy it for what it is
A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Are you rewarding bad behaviour? Part 2

A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Are you rewarding bad behaviour? Part 2

The phrase, “be good” is just an anxiety-provoking nebulous idea that threatens rejection.

  • Aug 4, 2020
A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Are you rewarding bad behaviour? Part 2
T.W. Paterson has launched a website for his popular Chronicles. (Scott Johnson/Toadhollow Photography)

Columnist T.W. Paterson launches Chronicles website

“It’s the fulfillment of a career-long dream, to publish an historical magazine”

  • Jun 25, 2020
T.W. Paterson has launched a website for his popular Chronicles. (Scott Johnson/Toadhollow Photography)
A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Not all art projects are created equal

A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Not all art projects are created equal

‘The golden standard for healthy artistic development is the “open-ended” art project’

  • Jun 11, 2020
A parent’s pandemic survival kit: Not all art projects are created equal
North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging

North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging

Oil at $26 a barrel does not legitimize the retail gas prices we are seeing at the local pump today.

  • Mar 23, 2020
North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging