Editorials

The Salish Eagle sails towards Powell River from Comox in the summer of 2019 (John McKinley file)

Editorial: Time to reinstate below-decks as above board in BC Ferries

Ban on people staying on the car deck defies logic in a time of COVID-19

  • Oct 31, 2020
The Salish Eagle sails towards Powell River from Comox in the summer of 2019 (John McKinley file)
Decorate, dress up and eat candy. But consider staying home. Black Press photo

EDITORIAL: Think about staying home this Halloween

Like everything in 2020, it has to be different

  • Oct 30, 2020
Decorate, dress up and eat candy. But consider staying home. Black Press photo
Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford in September. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Editorial: NDP majority needs to work for all British Columbians

Concepts of co-operation change as we go from an NDP minority to a majority

Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford in September. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Editorial: Ban on single-use plastics dwarfed by pandemic plastic pollution

It’s a step in the right direction but we have a long march ahead of us

Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Make sure to get out and vote this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (KARI MEDIG/TRI-CITY NEWS)

Editorial: Whose promises do you believe? Cast your ballot

COVID-19 has also shaped a great many of the major issues being discussed in the street.

  • Oct 23, 2020
Make sure to get out and vote this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (KARI MEDIG/TRI-CITY NEWS)
A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Don’t like using disposable masks, go reusable

Others shouldn’t have to pick up improperly discarded face masks

  • Oct 22, 2020
A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Alberni-Clayoquot Recycling Depot is located on Third Avenue in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

EDITORIAL: It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada. What are you doing to reduce waste?

How can you challenge yourself to assist in diverting more waste from the landfill?

The Alberni-Clayoquot Recycling Depot is located on Third Avenue in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
There won’t be any border crossings going on this year for seasoned snowbirds. (Black Press file photo)

Editorial: Economy boost likely from the snowbirds

Many deciding to stay home with options for heading south more limited

There won’t be any border crossings going on this year for seasoned snowbirds. (Black Press file photo)
Candidate volunteers and Oak Bay residents have seven days to remove campaign signs from residential property following Election Day. After that Oak Bay's strict sign bylaw resumes.(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Opinion: You aren’t apathetic about life, don’t be about elections

Voting makes a difference in your life and the things you care about

Candidate volunteers and Oak Bay residents have seven days to remove campaign signs from residential property following Election Day. After that Oak Bay's strict sign bylaw resumes.(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Winston Blackmore’s family gathers outside the Cranbrook Law Courts on May 15, 2018, the day of his sentencing, with signs illustrating their support. Paul Rodgers photo

Column: Blackmore book will challenge your biases

Woman shares her story of growing up as a Blackmore in Bountiful

Winston Blackmore’s family gathers outside the Cranbrook Law Courts on May 15, 2018, the day of his sentencing, with signs illustrating their support. Paul Rodgers photo
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)

Opinion: Promise, then deliver

Make sure you hold the politicians accountable for the promises they make this month

  • Oct 13, 2020
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)
Ketkar: Let us all try to relearn good manners

Ketkar: Let us all try to relearn good manners

Let’s bring civility back into the public arena

Ketkar: Let us all try to relearn good manners
Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Federal plastic ban a good start — but just a start

Canadians toss out 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

  • Oct 11, 2020
Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)
One of several photos depicting the exterior mess around the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue that was included in a 100-page report to council on the buillding. (CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: No excuse for bad buildings

It is costing taxpayer dollars to have bylaw, RCMP and firefighters respond to calls

One of several photos depicting the exterior mess around the Harbourview Apartments on Third Avenue that was included in a 100-page report to council on the buillding. (CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PHOTO)
Editorial: Reconciliation starts with education

Editorial: Reconciliation starts with education

We can’t change what happened, but we can educate people to make sure they know what happened

Editorial: Reconciliation starts with education
EDITORIAL: Applying for the job of governing

EDITORIAL: Applying for the job of governing

Elected officials will be charged with a difficult task

  • Oct 6, 2020
EDITORIAL: Applying for the job of governing
Editorial: Celebrating the hard work of our firefighters

Editorial: Celebrating the hard work of our firefighters

It is the community firefighters who are going to show up and save the day.

  • Oct 5, 2020
Editorial: Celebrating the hard work of our firefighters
DANSEREAU: There is something about fall

DANSEREAU: There is something about fall

There is something relaxed and comforting about the summer turning into the winter

DANSEREAU: There is something about fall
Editorial: How about approaching the ballot box for the right reasons this year?

Editorial: How about approaching the ballot box for the right reasons this year?

How about a vote based on your goals and values, not your fears?

  • Oct 3, 2020
Editorial: How about approaching the ballot box for the right reasons this year?
Editorial: Primary health care injection badly needed on Vancouver Island

Editorial: Primary health care injection badly needed on Vancouver Island

Help is on the way for people without a family doctor

  • Oct 2, 2020
Editorial: Primary health care injection badly needed on Vancouver Island