Category: opinion

BC Ferries’ Pet Areas: Tides Are Turning

April 19th will mark exactly three years that I’ve been a pet-toting walk-on passenger with BC Ferries. In that time, I can truly say much has changed but that so much more has not. In these three years… Read More

Cyclists Want Safety In The Comox Valley

Concessions made for cyclists by the City of Vancouver has been hotly-contested over the past several years, and it seems that the debate is shifting to the Comox Valley. The 5th Street Bridge is one of only two… Read More

Mine And Ours

My home has changed. The neighbourhood that surrounds me has undergone a transformation in the last 48 hours that is not unlike being refined by fire, if you will. Anyone who has opened a newspaper, flicked on the… Read More

Fair Fares To Protect Our Local Residents

Denman and Hornby Islands, Fulford Harbour, Gabriola Island, Sointula, Alert Bay: these are just a handful of Vancouver Island communities that heavily rely on our Province’s ferry system. Oversea transport is vital to the economic stability to these… Read More

Banning Tanning In The Capital

Last night, in a landslide vote of 18-1, Victoria city council voted to ban those under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in the Greater Victoria region. This precedent-setting decision is being applauded by health care… Read More

Juicy Gossip From The High Seas

On our trips home to the Island, the journey for Jordy and I is both clockwork and routine. After taking the 257 bus to Horseshoe Bay, we wander in the waterfront grass for a bit before lining up… Read More

Save A Horse, Eat A Donut

As it enters its final three days, the horse death toll at the Calgary Stampede has reached six – a number that Stampede spokesperson Doug Fraser describes as “very unusual and very upsetting.” [source] However, death is nothing… Read More

Gyp or Tip?

Despite being a fairly capable gal, I’d never attempt to cut my own hair. Living in the city without a car sometimes forces me to rely on the professional assistance of a taxi driver. And while I am… Read More

Free Tilly

I can say with 100% certainty that there is nothing at which I am an expert. There are, however, a few things of which I am incredibly passionate about. Orca whales are one of those things. While there… Read More

Confessions Of A Hypocrite

When Vancouver and Whistler were first awarded the 2010 Olympic Winter Games seven years ago, I was less than enthused. I’ve never been a fan of the Olympics generally and wasn’t pumped for them to be held in… Read More