Editorials

Pumping over the weir in Cowichan Lake has been required when summer droughts threatened to run the Cowichan River dry. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Editorial: Funding for watershed projects, including weir, welcome

Any and all grants from senior levels of government to help with this vital project are good news

  • Nov 22, 2020

 

Trump supporter Jake Contos chants during a protest against the election results outside the central counting board at the tcf Center in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

EDITORIAL: U.S. election chaos puts democracy in doubt

President Donald Trump looks to overturn the will of the American people

  • Nov 18, 2020

 

Alex Trebek, left, and Howie Meeker. (File photos)

Opinion: Meeker, Trebek were true Canadian icons

Pair of legends remembered fondly by many across the country

 

The City of Duncan is hoping for a grant to help pay for a solar-energy project, similar to the one pictured that GreenCoast installed on the roof of the Hilltop Building in Duncan last year, that is planned for the roof of the Duncan fire hall. (File photo)

Editorial: Solar panels on municipal buildings a good idea

Our municipal buildings are an untapped resource when it comes to solar power generation.

  • Nov 7, 2020
The City of Duncan is hoping for a grant to help pay for a solar-energy project, similar to the one pictured that GreenCoast installed on the roof of the Hilltop Building in Duncan last year, that is planned for the roof of the Duncan fire hall. (File photo)
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
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)
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)
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)
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: 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
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
EDITORIAL: Let’s take steps to clear the smoke

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
EDITORIAL: Let’s take steps to clear the smoke
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Editorial: Tiny houses should be a real option on the Island

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: Tiny houses should be a real option on the Island
Editorial: Early provincial election a bad idea

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: Early provincial election a bad idea
Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner

Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner

How many cats get left behind when somebody moves?

  • Sep 15, 2020
Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner
Langley Secondary is one of dozens of Langley schools set to re-open under difficult circumstances this year. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

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
Langley Secondary is one of dozens of Langley schools set to re-open under difficult circumstances this year. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)

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

The USW went on strike for nearly eight months in a battle against Western Forest Products. (Campbell River Mirror photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)

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

New cases of pandemic continue to increase in British Columbia

  • Sep 4, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)
Langley School District buses in the 64th Avenue storage yard. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Parents need options in return to school

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

  • Aug 31, 2020
Langley School District buses in the 64th Avenue storage yard. (Langley Advance Times files)