Editorials

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

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
Editorial: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers
Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

The weir at Cowichan Lake resuming operations early this year should be a warning

  • Apr 6, 2020
Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)

Sending thanks to community workers across Vancouver Island

Many are diligently helping society amidst COVID-19 fears

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)
Broombusters are hoping to avoid a scenario such as this 2017 New Zealand roadside. (submitted photo)

Editorial: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge for many Vancouver Island communities

  • Mar 20, 2020
Broombusters are hoping to avoid a scenario such as this 2017 New Zealand roadside. (submitted photo)
Shoppers around the world have been fixating on buying toilet paper in an odd crowd-induced panic. Nakusp was not immune to the wave. Officials at every level of government and industry say there’s no need to hoard, supply chains are in good shape despite the coronavirus. Photo by Chantelle Carter.

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 puts your true character on display

Crisis, as usual, is showing the good and the bad in all of us

  • Mar 19, 2020
Shoppers around the world have been fixating on buying toilet paper in an odd crowd-induced panic. Nakusp was not immune to the wave. Officials at every level of government and industry say there’s no need to hoard, supply chains are in good shape despite the coronavirus. Photo by Chantelle Carter.
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

Island Health should be more forthcoming about where on the Island cases are confirmed

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
Editorial: Island communities should look into in-pipe power generation

Editorial: Island communities should look into in-pipe power generation

No mega-projects, with mega-budgets needed, just power streams from multiple sources

  • Mar 15, 2020
Editorial: Island communities should look into in-pipe power generation
Editorial: Being intoxicated must not be allowed to stand as a viable defence in criminal cases

Editorial: Being intoxicated must not be allowed to stand as a viable defence in criminal cases

Victim has permanent physical damage after an attack by ‘nice guy’ out of control on magic mushrooms

  • Mar 13, 2020
Editorial: Being intoxicated must not be allowed to stand as a viable defence in criminal cases
EDITORIAL: Battling trash in the bush is getting harder

EDITORIAL: Battling trash in the bush is getting harder

Being homeless does not absolve people of having a responsibility to the wider community

  • Mar 9, 2020
EDITORIAL: Battling trash in the bush is getting harder
Reema Garcha (left) donated a kidney to her sister Binn Johal last year. Submitted photo

EDITORIAL: B.C. waitlist for kidney transplant exceeds 600

Have you considered becoming a living donor?

  • Mar 4, 2020
Reema Garcha (left) donated a kidney to her sister Binn Johal last year. Submitted photo
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OUR VIEW: Listening is a skill worth mastering

If you cherish good listening, be a good listener. It’s a two-way street

  • Feb 20, 2020
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EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right

EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right

Not all water users are equal under Capital region policy

  • Feb 19, 2020
EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right
Editorial: Flood response good, now for the clean-up

Editorial: Flood response good, now for the clean-up

We were impressed with the response from the our local governments and emergency personnel

  • Feb 13, 2020
Editorial: Flood response good, now for the clean-up
Sooke residents have raised questions regarding the after hours access to Sooke Hills Provincial Park. Three men died after entering the park after the time that this gate should have been closed. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Slow response on Sooke Potholes gate shows misplaced priorities

Premier’s office loses sight on what’s important

  • Feb 12, 2020
Sooke residents have raised questions regarding the after hours access to Sooke Hills Provincial Park. Three men died after entering the park after the time that this gate should have been closed. (Kevin Laird - Black Press Media)
Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable

Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable

Province needs to reset what affordable means to today’s families

Editorial: Affordable housing is no longer affordable
Travelers sit with their luggage outside the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that’s the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)

Editorial: Vaccinations not really a choice

Vaccines have eliminated so much suffering, resistance is puzzling

  • Feb 2, 2020
Travelers sit with their luggage outside the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that’s the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)
Editorial: Bus connection to ferry terminals good next step

Editorial: Bus connection to ferry terminals good next step

Creating proper transit connections throughout the Island is long overdue

  • Jan 30, 2020
Editorial: Bus connection to ferry terminals good next step
EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

B.C.’s education system has had a rough ride in the press. In…

  • Jan 28, 2020
EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

When is it appropriate for a director to vote “no” ?

Some CRD board members were pained by the need to take a raise