We welcome letters to the editor.

Here are some quick guidelines:

– Keep your letter short. While longer letters are sometimes published, we give preference to letters of under 300 words. Sometimes a sentence or two is sufficient.

– Please include your first and last name, address and phone number for verification (these will not appear in print; your name and municipality will).

– Please do not send your letter as an email or link. Simply fill out the form below

– If you are responding to an article that appeared in the Comox Valley News or another publication, please include, if possible, the headline and publication date of that article.

– Keep it civil, even if you are writing to disagree with someone. Personal attacks eliminate your chances of publication.

– Please do not send us letters you are submitting elsewhere. Please do not send us “open letters” for politicians or other public figures. (They can read their own mail.) Please do not send poems.

– We cannot run every letter we receive, and so will usually give preference to local writers and those we have not heard from before. We also favour letters about recent events; if you are commenting on something that occurred weeks or months ago, your chances of publication diminish. And, to repeat, we favour shorter letters (so that we can run as many different voices as possible).

– We edit for length, clarity and style, but strive to ensure your arguments are kept intact.

All that said, here it is again: Please fill out the form below

We look forward to hearing your voice – and sharing it with other readers.

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