• DYER: All quiet on the climate change front

      “Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit,” said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, but President Donald J. Trump did exactly that. He sent a team of American...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • DYER: Not enough wars in the Middle East yet

    “When all the Arabs and the Israelis agree on one thing, people should pay attention. We should stop this Iranian takeover,” said Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last month. So we’re paying attention now, and we even...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • FLETCHER: Myths of our marine environment

      Premier John Horgan has tried to calm the storm in the B.C. legislature over salmon farming, personally piloting a lifeboat to rescue floundering Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. After Popham went overboard with reckless actions against salmon...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • FLETCHER: Horgan fumbles fish farm threat

      The B.C. NDP’s transition from protest party to minority government is not going smoothly, and their ham-fisted threat to cancel salmon farm tenures north of Vancouver Island is the latest example. As Premier John Horgan was...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • DYER: Count Dracula and the World Health Organization

      It was a bit like appointing Count Dracula as the goodwill ambassador for the blood donor service. Truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be plausible. Reality is under no such constraint, and regularly...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • LETTER: Veterans deserve more than terrorism suspects

      Editor, As the son of a veteran I was proud to grow up at a time and place where veterans were respected and praised for the sacrifices they made to preserve our freedom. My father and...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • LETTER: Wildlife suffering due to human development

      Editor, I was stunned to see only two Adelie penguin chicks survived this past season, out of a colony of 18,000. They starved to death because the unusual extended seas ice made the trip too far...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • LETTER: More support for fire hall expansion

      Editor; This letter is to support the city’s approval for the fire hall’s expansion (phase 2) for the much-needed upgrades.  The men and women firefighters who volunteer their time to get training and to keep Merritt...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • FLETCHER: Horgan reversal puts parties on welfare

    It is astonishing how badly Premier John Horgan mishandled his sudden announcement that after a decade of crusading against “big money” in B.C. politics, he was reversing his often-stated position and moving to siphon millions from the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • ALBAS: Tax increase or tax fairness?

      I am going to begin this week by crediting a few backbench members of the Liberal caucus in Ottawa. A few of these MPs have been quietly voicing displeasure with the Liberals’ attempts to frame a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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