Editorials

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

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

  • May 29, 2020

EDITORIAL: Kindness does wonders for mental health

Who can honestly say this pandemic hasn’t messed with their head? But there are ways to fight the malaise

  • May 27, 2020

Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

The chickens are coming home to roost, so to speak, on this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020

EDITORIAL: Handguns seem like a bigger problem than rifles

Assault rifle ban seems to be missing the point in improving public safety

  • May 14, 2020

EDITORIAL: Easing of restrictions brings cautious optimism

COVID-19 directives will not be lifted all at once

  • May 13, 2020

Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 11, 2020

Editorial: Ban on tubing Cowichan River may be impossible to enforce

Impossible to enforce social distancing on many of Vancouver Island’s beaches

  • May 9, 2020

Our View: COVID should inspire court reform

Courts could be made more efficient with technology

  • May 5, 2020

Editorial: Start of work on new weir at Cowichan Lake overdue

The problem is that the weir currently in place can only do so much.

  • May 2, 2020

Our View: Coronavirus reveals new kind of bravery in first responders

Even those who signed up to save lives and risk their own weren’t expecting this

Editorial: More help needed for mortgage, rent payments

If you are a residential tenant, were you able to pay rent for April 1?

  • Apr 20, 2020

Editorial: COVID-19: we’re not out of the woods yet

Now is the time to be hopeful, absolutely. But it’s not yet the time to go out and have a big party

  • Apr 18, 2020

EDITORIAL: Legislate an end to non-essential travel

It should have come as little surprise that many people chose to…

  • Apr 14, 2020

Editorial: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers

Jurisdictions on the Island are under no-burn orders at this time.

  • Apr 13, 2020