Opinion

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, July 5.

Today's cartoon is by Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Friday, July 4.

Today's cartoon is by Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, July 3.

Today's cartoon is by Mike Lester of The Rome News-Tribune.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

VIEWPOINT: County continues to probe Greenbank beach issue

Thank you for your coverage of an important issue for not only the Greenbank community, but neighborhoods throughout our two islands. It is important to provide your readers with a clear statement of Island County Planning and Community Development’s position on this issue, and particularly the situation regarding Wonn Road.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, July 2.

Today's cartoon is by Pat Bagley of the Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Tuesday, July 1.

Today's cartoon is by Nate Beeler of The Washington Examiner.

  • Jul 1, 2008

VIEWPOINT: Greenbank beach fiasco a result of county neglect

The original and correct name of the so called “Wonn Road Extension” is Greenbank Road. It is identified as a county-owned public access, Site 28, in the Existing Conditions and Site Inventory, Island County Shoreline Access Study. This study and the accompanying map lists ALL public accesses and public tidelands in Island County and is supposed to be available to the public at the Department of Planning and Community Development. Guess what? They can’t find it.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Monday, June 30.

Today's cartoon is by Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons.… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Sunday, June 29.

Today's cartoon is by John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri.… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Saturday, June 28.

Today's cartoon is by Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.com.

  • Jun 28, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: There’s ugly, and then there’s my kind of ugly

A fews weeks ago, the Little Missuss and I were looking at the photographs of the graduating seniors that were published in the newspaper.

Today’s cartoon for Friday, June 27.

Today's cartoon is by Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant.

  • Jun 27, 2008

Today’s cartoon for Thursday, June 26.

Today's cartoon is by Mike Lester of The Rome News-Tribune.

  • Jun 26, 2008

U.S. tourists becoming endangered

SEATTLE – The Victoria Clipper ferry disgorges a capacity crowd of tourists at Pier 69 on the Seattle waterfront. Shuffling through Pike Place market jammed… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2008

Fate of middle class in hands of employers

It shouldn’t be surprising that Sicamous businesses place great stock in the community’s working population.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Make government responsible for fuel sales

Considering how our B.C. government is attempting to take over more and more control of the things they make a lot of tax revenue from (examples: tobacco, motor vehicle fuel and lottery sales), and are hurting local retailers in the Shuswap by making them pay for what needs to be done in order to accomodate these new, unfair and costly laws on products the stores presently make almost no profit on, isn’t it about time that the businesses protest by forcing local town and district governments to implement bylaws prohibiting the sale of tobacco, vehicle insurance and lottery tickets by any non-government-owned retailer that allows people under the age of 19 to enter the premises or property?

  • Jun 26, 2008

Visitors given local jobs not welcome

In response to Margo Westaway-Charleston’s letter regarding visiting workers and a so-called partnership – NO.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Boating community supports new marina

We, members of the resident boating community, request that progress be made at the Langley Marina soon, so that the marina brings visitors and more business to the city, and also better accommodates more resident and visiting boaters.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

When a person is taking care of a family member who has a long-term illness or debilitating condition, the term “caregiver” means so much. When dementia, or its most common form — Alzheimer’s Disease, is added to the list of ailments, caregiving enters a whole new realm.

  • Jun 26, 2008