Editorials

EDITORIAL: It’s time to move on Bamfield Road project

Residents are tired of their pleas being ignored, like they have been for the past two decades

  • Sep 27, 2020

EDITORIAL: Let’s take steps to clear the smoke

Work needed to make wildfires, heavy smoke and poor air quality things of the past

  • Sep 25, 2020

Our View: B.C. not ready for an election this fall

Can we at least wait until after the coronavirus pandemic is over?

  • Sep 24, 2020

Editorial: Tiny houses should be a real option on the Island

We are missing the boat by not enabling the building of tiny houses

  • Sep 21, 2020

EDITORIAL: RCMP remind motorists to drive carefully in our school zones

30km/h speed limit in school zones in effect 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on school days

Opinion: Fear drives people’s hesitancy to vaccinate

We must be wary of giving in to unfounded fear

  • Sep 19, 2020
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Editorial: Early provincial election a bad idea

Stick to what’s important: your average B.C. voter has bigger fish to fry right now

EDITORIAL: Clean air can’t be taken for granted

Wildfires are a major concern to our daily lives when conditions don’t clear the smoke

Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner

How many cats get left behind when somebody moves?

  • Sep 15, 2020

Our View: Help kids recover from this year of school disruptions

If we plan now, we can launch an effort to ensure every child catches up

  • Sep 14, 2020

Driving offenses far too abundant

Our dangerous and congested highway is no place to act foolishly

Opinion: Situation tables can reduce crime and improve community safety

Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson says new provincial tool can break cycles of crime and disorder

  • Sep 8, 2020

EDITORIAL: Labour Day takes on bigger meaning in 2020

Labour Day 2020 will be perhaps the most unique Canada has celebrated in modern times.

  • Sep 7, 2020

Editorial: Parents weighing school options

Back to class in September has never looked anything like this

EDITORIAL: Have a cautious long weekend and help control COVID-19

New cases of pandemic continue to increase in British Columbia

  • Sep 4, 2020

Editorial: Back-to-school during COVID-19 an all-new lesson

Throughout the pandemic, public health officials have tried to manage risk; here’s the next one

Our View: Parents need options in return to school

At home and hybrid options are needed as well as in person

  • Aug 31, 2020

Homeless policies wreaking havoc on communities

Free housing, drugs making matters worse for those living in those neighbourhoods

Editorial: Housing continuity for Island’s homeless just makes sense

Doing this in a seamless manner is the best answer

  • Aug 28, 2020

Opinion: Will the last remaining Canadian ice shelf collapse wake us up about global warming?

This lockdown is not a permanent solution to the damage we have caused the earth

  • Aug 27, 2020