Opinion

LETTER: Climate change is threatening the planet

Fossil fuels are ruining our environment and polluting the whole world. READ…

  • May 22, 2019

‘Conservation financing’ could stop old-growth logging

Reader says with this type of financing province recognizes the benefit of forests

  • May 22, 2019

COLUMN: Forestry at the heart of B.C.’s export economy

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

  • May 22, 2019
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LETTER: Let carriage operators work in peace

It is my understanding council voted May 16 on whether to review…

  • May 21, 2019

LETTER: Phase out Ben Isitt, not horse-drawn carriages

Coun. Ben Isitt wants to kill the horse-drawn carriage trade in Victoria,…

  • May 21, 2019

LETTER: Sidney residents shine in their generosity

On May 15, my friend and I were having a birthday dinner…

  • May 21, 2019

LETTER: Transit trashers are out of touch

Having relocated to the Peninsula in this decade and having experienced public…

  • May 21, 2019

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

  • May 21, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

LETTER: Licensing won’t curb bad cyclist habits

A recent letter suggests a healthy dialogue between cyclists and drivers and…

  • May 18, 2019

LETTER: Don’t tax what is normal

There’s not a person in the world that can show me with…

  • May 17, 2019

LETTER: Civility needed in SOGI debate

The recent protest of Jenn Smith’s planned talk in Oak Bay was…

  • May 16, 2019

LETTER: Biologist’s actions have ramifications for Saanich

This letter is in response to Anita Bull, president of Saanich Residents…

  • May 16, 2019

LETTER: Excavation work carries a cost to nature

I read with dismay that SD62 Superintendent Scott Stinson found it “’exciting’…

  • May 13, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

LETTER: Protesters work against freedom

Letter writer David King acts against freedom by urging initiation of force.…

  • May 11, 2019

LETTER: Parking not considered in hunt for new Crystal Pool location

In 2024, when the au pair is driving the seven seater Model…

  • May 10, 2019

LETTER: Oversight needed to protect public interest

The Saanich News did not provide some important background regarding the issues…

  • May 10, 2019

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Ice cream can soothe even the worst days

Mommy’s Inside Voice is a biweekly column by Amie Jay, a local mother of three

  • May 10, 2019

OPINION: Anti-SOGI group revels in backlash

Jenn Smith’s ‘transgender perspective’ thrives with discord