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Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her third budget, Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: Return to team health care clinics improves community health

Carole James is MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill

  • May 3, 2020
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her third budget, Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Township of Esquimalt offers online programs and resources at esquimalt.ca/virtualrec. (Courtesy Esquimalt Parks and Recreation)

COLUMN: Esquimalt recreation offers tips to keep active

Township hosts free fitness, learning, information resources online

  • May 2, 2020
The Township of Esquimalt offers online programs and resources at esquimalt.ca/virtualrec. (Courtesy Esquimalt Parks and Recreation)
MP REPORT: Work is far from finished as Canadians fall through the cracks

MP REPORT: Work is far from finished as Canadians fall through the cracks

Alistair MacGregor is the MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

  • Apr 29, 2020
MP REPORT: Work is far from finished as Canadians fall through the cracks
Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)

MLA Column: Showing up for business who have showed up for us

Adam Olsen is MLA for Saanich North and the Islands

  • Apr 26, 2020
Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says Gulf Islands residents want visitors stopped but goods and services to continue. (Hansard TV)
Volunteer opportunities abound in Greater Victoria

Volunteer opportunities abound in Greater Victoria

Local volunteer organizations highlight some of their current needs

  • Apr 25, 2020
Volunteer opportunities abound in Greater Victoria
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)

COLUMN: Every little bit counts as businesses face ‘devastating’ time

Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association

  • Apr 19, 2020
Jeff Bray is the executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association. (rickcollinsphotography.com)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)
(Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Greater Victoria school board chairs pen a message to families amid pandemic

Jordan Watters, Ravi Parmar, Timothy Dunford chair the three school districts in the region

  • Apr 18, 2020
(Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

GUEST COLUMN: Take care with non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19

If you wear one, don’t touch your face, Dr. Bonnie Henry advises

  • Apr 11, 2020
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Apr 9, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
David Suzuki

SUZUKI: Healthy forests mean healthy people

By David Suzuki If you look at a forest top from above…

  • Apr 9, 2020
David Suzuki
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presents B.C. Centre for Disease Control modelling on spread of COVID-19, March 27, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

  • Apr 7, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presents B.C. Centre for Disease Control modelling on spread of COVID-19, March 27, 2020. (B.C. government)
A worker is seen closing the curtains at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday that the province’s latest death is connected to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, where a majority of deaths in B.C. have taken place. Another 42 residents along with 21 staff members from this care faculty have also been infected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

A worker is seen closing the curtains at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday that the province’s latest death is connected to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, where a majority of deaths in B.C. have taken place. Another 42 residents along with 21 staff members from this care faculty have also been infected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver answers questions following the budget at Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

MLA REPORT: Community well-led by trusted expertise of the province

Andrew Weaver is MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

  • Apr 5, 2020
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver answers questions following the budget at Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
MP REPORT: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic

MP REPORT: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic

Alistair MacGregor is the NDP Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

  • Apr 3, 2020
MP REPORT: Responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (Black Press Media file photo)

Mayor’s message: Saanich relies on residents to responsibly follow provincial protocols

Mayor takes pride in ‘positive and resilient’ community

  • Apr 2, 2020
Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (Black Press Media file photo)
MP Randall Garrison predicts New Democrats won’t suffer fate of other social democrats (Black Press File).

COLUMN: Work continues for MPs practising physical distancing

Randall Garrison, is member of parliament for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

  • Apr 1, 2020
MP Randall Garrison predicts New Democrats won’t suffer fate of other social democrats (Black Press File).