Opinion

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

BETWEEN CLASSES: American culture is sometimes welcomed abroad

As the world’s lone superpower, America has massive effects on international politics, economics and culture.In our time abroad last year, we both saw how our… Continue reading

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  • Jun 26, 2008

Mayor reflects on first 100 days

Today marks the 100th day since I took on the role as mayor of Langley.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Who owns the Big Box at Bayview?

There is a big beige box in Bayview.

  • Jun 26, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Making a memorable first impression is crucial

With people leaving old jobs and starting news ones thanks to our global economy — [cough! Recession! cough!] — it is prime time to give folks who are launching new careers a little been there, done that kind of wisdom.

  • Jun 26, 2008

BETWEEN CLASSES: Games call for protesting human rights violations

Over the past weeks, more and more attention has been given to the upcoming Summer Olympics and their host.Protesters have broken up the torch relay… Continue reading

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Each journey begins with a single step, so count me out

I first became interested in mental health issues about the same time the Little Missuss started her first diet.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Please help keep our shelves stocked

Every message from Good Cheer needs to begin with a “Thank You.”

  • Jun 26, 2008

Dare to help a stranger

I love South Whidbey.

  • Jun 26, 2008

VIEWPOINT: Closer but still no cigar on ferry issue

I continue to marvel at the protracted saga of the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry run as official thinking grinds glacially in the direction of a reasonable solution. At least the silly idea of building a 50-car “toy” ferry as a stop-gap solution for the route has finally been abandoned.

  • Jun 26, 2008