Opinion

Letters to the Editor – Sept. 1

Letters to the Editor this week discuss the dominion coal blocks, bear resistant dumpster and tax scams.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016

Editorial – Active Autumn

In Fernie, it could be argued that the holiday season is not the busiest time of the year.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016

Exclusive op-ed: Outgoing head of B.C.’s civilian-led police watchdog asks for more support

Richard Rosenthal, who ends his term as the head of the Independent Investigations Office next week, has this message for government.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016
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        BC VIEWS: The roots of our ‘homeless’ crisis

        It's an epidemic of 'mental health and addictions,' says housing minister Rich Coleman, not just bad behaviour in a welfare state

        Editorial – The Tragically Hip

        Canada stood still on the evening of Aug. 20. Everyone stopped to watch a live stream of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration.

        Letters to the Editor – Aug. 25

        This week's two letters discuss dog control and public art.

        • Aug 26th, 2016

        BC VIEWS: B.C. fails to save the planet

        Premier Christy Clark isn't going into next year's election with a promise to jack up Canada's only significant carbon tax

        Letters to the Editor – Aug. 18

        This week's letters discuss public art, screening exams at the Elko Sawmill and Wapiti's waste reduction program.

        • Aug 19th, 2016

        Editorial – Medicinal marijuana task force

        The editorial for Aug. 18 discusses the City's plan to participate in the task force regarding marijuana legalization on Aug. 22.

        BC VIEWS: Premier Red Green’s fast fixes

        Premier Christy Clark has pulled out the duct tape to fix up rural schools, school buses and the minimum wage

        Editorial – Turtle theft

        This week's editorial discusses the Albertan couples that collected 15 painted turtles from B.C. to take home with them.

        Letters to the Editor – Aug. 11

        This week's Letters to the Editor all focus on the destruction of public art.

        • Aug 12th, 2016

        BC VIEWS: Missing women inquiry pre-determined

        Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett's position boils down to blaming racist, indifferent cops

        Editorial – 2016 Olympics

        This week's editorial discusses the 2016 Olympics, which begins on Aug. 5.

        • Aug 5th, 2016

        BC VIEWS: Real estate tax increases windfall

        Finance Minister Mike de Jong found an extra half billion from property transfer tax last year, with much more to come

        Letters to the Editor – July 28

        This week's Letters to the Editor focus on the local Liberal MLA nomination and the outcomes of Brexit.

        • Jul 29th, 2016

        Editorial – Backroad safety

        This week's editorial discusses the dangers of driving on the local backroads.

        • Jul 29th, 2016

        LETTER: U.S. foundations protecting salmon

        Representative of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation says it doesn't support efforts to stop oil and gas development

        • Jul 28th, 2016

        BC VIEWS: Housing ‘crisis’ decades in the making

        Expo 86, and later the Vancouver Olympics, were designed to put B.C. and Vancouver on the world map

        Letters to the Editor for June 21

        Letters to the Editor from the June 21 issue of The Free Press.

        • Jul 22nd, 2016