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OPINION: Burnaby’s Crystal Mall rises from ashes of ‘despicable’ COVID rumour

OPINION: Burnaby’s Crystal Mall rises from ashes of ‘despicable’ COVID rumour

Burnaby's biggest Asian business centre has faced all of the same challenges as other businesses during the pandemic, plus one big one.
OPINION: Is this Burnaby’s worst driver? $2,000+ in tickets says maybe

OPINION: Is this Burnaby’s worst driver? $2,000+ in tickets says maybe

One stop, six tickets, and $2,238 in fines.
OPINON: B.C. COVID 'isolation' numbers an alarming sign

OPINON: B.C. COVID 'isolation' numbers an alarming sign

For months, there were fewer than 1,000 people in isolation in B.C. at any one time. In the space of a week, that number more than doubled.
LETTER: 'Abusive' Vancouver police department 'does whatever the hell they want and feels the laws do not apply to them'

LETTER: 'Abusive' Vancouver police department 'does whatever the hell they want and feels the laws do not apply to them'

A reader asks why the VPD 'are harassing citizens for minor bylaw infractions leading to violent arrests and assaults when they blatantly disobey the bylaws themselves'
OPINION: Photo shows Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung disregarding COVID-19 guidelines

OPINION: Photo shows Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung disregarding COVID-19 guidelines

Do as they say, not as they do
OPINION: Reckless house parties in B.C. need to stop during pandemic

OPINION: Reckless house parties in B.C. need to stop during pandemic

Now that we are well into summer, the numbers for COVID-19 infections are almost soaring for one particular age cohort: those aged 20-29.
OPINION: ‘Screaming Christian’ at Burnaby station has neighbours fed up

OPINION: ‘Screaming Christian’ at Burnaby station has neighbours fed up

Complaints have been coming in about a man making a lot of noise about his beliefs in a densely populated area
OPINION: Vancouver Park Board could have legalized drinking in parks this year

OPINION: Vancouver Park Board could have legalized drinking in parks this year

We may not see legal alcohol consumption on our beaches and in our parks for another year
OPINION: B.C. should buy now-redundant cruise ships to house our homeless

OPINION: B.C. should buy now-redundant cruise ships to house our homeless

How about we ask our governments to see if some of our homeless can be safely cared for on the cruise ships that can no longer serve the purpose for which they were built?
OPINION: B.C. back to school plan needs more work to convince BCTF

OPINION: B.C. back to school plan needs more work to convince BCTF

Can education officials come up with a final version that will placate any fears out there, among teachers, parents and students?