Editorials

EDITORIAL: Don’t muddy the waters, keep them clean and safe

The Alberni Valley has been hit with a spate of contaminated water advisories

  • Aug 15, 2019

Editorial: Graffiti is a Vancouver Island problem worth addressing

Vigilance needed so we aren’t overrun by this unwanted scrawling mess

  • Aug 14, 2019

Our View: A summer of policies, please?

We’d like to see some actual platforms from the federal parties

  • Aug 13, 2019

Editorial: Shame on airlines for trying to block basic consumer protections

In what other industry can a business wreck your things, not give you what you paid for?

  • Aug 11, 2019

Open minds crucial as Island creates supportive housing

Lessons learned in Parksville need to be applied across our communities

  • Aug 8, 2019

Editorial: Don’t think fire season has passed us by

Only you can prevent forest fires

  • Aug 7, 2019
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Editorial: Pumping forecast a wake-up call on Cowichan water

Drought shows the need to raise the weir and store more water in Cowichan Lake

  • Aug 7, 2019

EDITORIAL: Truth exists despite the jargon of today’s world

Despite the constant spin and relentless warping, truth still matters

  • Aug 6, 2019

Editorial: Populism isn’t all its cracked up to be

Government isn’t about big promises and easy decisions

  • Aug 4, 2019

Editorial: We’re overshooting our capacity at a greater rate than ever

July 29 earliest Earth overshoot day in history, Canada’s overshoot day is even earlier

Editorial: It’s time to rethink our cold war

Just keeping our cool in the heat needs some far thinking

  • Jul 31, 2019

Editorial: Admire killer whales, but from a distance

Boaters need to make an effort to stay 200 metres from killer whales

COLUMN: It’s past time to let the girls play

Women in sports have been sitting on the sideline for too long

Editorial: Canadians need to embrace their diversity

Stand up for each other, it makes us strong

Editorial: New road could be key to future growth for Lake Cowichan

It could be a good way to increase the vibrancy of the community

  • Jul 22, 2019

Editorial: Whatever happened to the summer of love?

Baby boomers must look back at the promise of summers past and wonder

  • Jul 21, 2019

EDITORIAL: If climate really is an emergency, then act like it

Communities busy declaring climate emergencies while not doing nearly enough to fix the problem

  • Jul 20, 2019

Editorial: It’s hard to believe people still drink and drive

People cannot claim ignorance, or lack of options, it’s laziness and stupidity, pure and simple

  • Jul 19, 2019

Editorial: when are Vancouver Island communities going to say no to increased taxes?

Local governments are finding it too easy to continually say “just a little more”

Editorial: Illegal dumping is the hobby of cowards and fools

It probably costs you less time and money to take it to the dump

  • Jul 17, 2019