Editorials

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: Early provincial election a bad idea

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

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

OPINION: Labour Day exists for a reason, and it should be celebrated

Labour Day is a way to remember and recognize all of the admirable folk who fought for worker rights

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

New cases of pandemic continue to increase in British Columbia

  • Sep 4, 2020

Our View: Parents need options in return to school

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

  • Aug 31, 2020

EDITORIAL: Preparing for wildfires

Good year or not, it’s a good idea to be ready

  • Aug 26, 2020

Editorial: Mask wearing advice has turned into polarizing war

Somehow, this innocuous recommendation has become a polarizing war for some.

  • Aug 15, 2020

EDITORIAL: Real communication can solve problems

Why a small neighbourhood dispute in Parksville made headlines

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file

  • Aug 9, 2020

Editorial: Not helping the homeless costs money in the long run

Study determined that homeless people with mental illness generate high costs for society

Editorial: Feeding wild animals a terrible idea

It’s hard to believe there are people who still don’t understand you’re not helping it by feeding it

  • Jul 19, 2020

Now is not the time to slack off on virus prevention

Now is not the time to be less careful, now is the…

  • Jul 18, 2020

EDITORIAL: Class of 2020 faces many challenges

But Island graduates can create a new normal – one that’s fairer and gives everybody opportunity

  • Jun 26, 2020

Editorial: Why we should pay attention to year of water firsts

We need to pay attention, because these are not one-off events.

  • Jun 19, 2020

EDITORIAL: Side effect of reopening economy may be more reckless driving incidents

More kids are out on bikes and more drivers are speeding on our roads

  • Jun 13, 2020

EDITORIAL: Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help

Hospitals, clinics cleaned regularly, maintain strict protocols

  • May 31, 2020