Editorials

Editorial: Plenty of alternatives to plastic straws

Plastics have their place in our society, but right now there are far too many of them

  • Apr 20, 2019

EDITORIAL: Take a page from Wally Vowel’s book on development

It’s horrifying that we have to fight our own governments to help save our environment

  • Apr 16, 2019

Editorial: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning on Vancouver Island

Heaps of clothing spilling out of garbage bags amidst grass and bushes.

  • Apr 15, 2019

Editorial: Archaic backyard burning a health hazard and needs to stop

There’s still a blight on this idyllic scene — smoke.

  • Apr 10, 2019

EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets are what you make them

Municipal budgets are perhaps the most democratic of all the forms of taxation

Editorial: Have you registered as an organ donor?

It’s four minutes out of your life that could save a life

  • Apr 7, 2019
video
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 15th
Minister not feeling great about social media co-operation as election nears
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Toddler tumbles out of moving vehicle

Editorial: Time to take vaping pitfalls seriously

Just because vaping is less harmful for people than smoking cigarettes, it’s not harmless.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Editorial: Byelection will bring ideas and representation

Nanaimo-Ladysmith will be better served with an MP than with no MP

EDITORIAL Kaiden Finley leaves a legacy of inspiration

Many of us can relate to the bravery and selflessness often shown by those battling cancer

  • Mar 29, 2019

Driver habits need to change

Major accidents already on the highways should be a warning sign

EDITORIAL: Time to take aim at regional police force around the capital

With discussions on the amalgamation of the 13 Capital Region communities seemingly…

  • Mar 26, 2019

Editorial: Blaming girls’ clothing for boys’ behaviour dangerous nonsense

Is a pair of short shorts and tank top going to be an accepted excuse for a boy throughout life?

  • Mar 23, 2019

EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs

We all need food, clothing and shelter first

  • Mar 21, 2019

Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying

This is the time of year when our lakes are usually filled to capacity and beyond

  • Mar 18, 2019

Editorial: Hate and violence over Teddy trial appalling

We read the comments on our story about Seymour’s appeal and were appalled

  • Mar 16, 2019

Editorial: Grounding new 737 planes had to be done

Canada joined a host of other nations in implementing some form of a ban

COLUMN: Transforming the media industry, one woman at a time

Immersive week with peers inspires for the future

Editorial: Malahat Skywalk has exciting potential for Vancouver Island

We can see tourists flocking to such an experience.

  • Mar 9, 2019

EDITORIAL: Was Port Alberni’s decision on trains the right decision?

For two years, we have been hearing about how much the train and mill are draining public coffers…

  • Mar 7, 2019

Editorial: A woman of principle

Wilson-Raybould’s dedication is the real story

  • Mar 6, 2019