Editorial

Hunting deer in town? Use common sense and don’t

For the record, hunting deer in town is illegal.

Give city character a chance

If the City of Port Alberni chooses one budget item to splurge on, we hope it is rewriting form and character development guidelines.

Paying attention to our depths

What lies beneath? That’s something Ocean Networks Canada is trying to answer off the coast of Port Alberni.

Editorial: City under pressure with ‘action’ budget

Last year’s rookie city council stayed true to its elected word with a two-per-cent residential tax increase and a relatively tame budget.

TIME WILL TELL IF SHAKEUP WAS A GOOD MOVE

Port Alberni Mayor Mike Ruttan last week made what he promises is only the first move in a shakeup at city hall.

EDITORIAL: City’s off-leash dog areas need to expand

Dogs need a place in the wilderness—even if it is urban wilderness—where it is OK to run without a leash.

Editorial: Time to let go of ADSS land

It is beyond time for School District 70 to divest itself of the former Alberni District Secondary School lands on Burde Street.

EDITORIAL: Ring around the taxpayers

A compromise must be found or a decision made. Enough is enough.

EDITORIAL: No place for politics

Humanity—not politics—should guide Canada’s decision to get involved in this crisis.

EDITORIAL: Wasting time over our waste

It’s time for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District to either do their business or get off the pot.

Editorial: Greenspace applauded

We should not discourage such initiatives from residents who seek to make our community a more positive place to live.

Do you know about the election?

Are you registered to vote? Do you know what to do to find out whether you’re registered or not?

Big picture getting buried

Critics opposing the regional district's proposal to extend the runway at the Alberni Valley airport are missing the bigger picture.

Backing up business

What kind of message does it send to outside businesses if we can’t even support someone in our own community?

Are we holding onto our water?

We need to rethink the way we use water. Otherwise, we will wake up one day and there will be none left.

Time to move ahead and heal

The long and emotionally painful process of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has finally concluded.

Back off new city bylaws

Residents need to start taking a bit more personal responsibility to ease up on the bylaw enforcement officer we already have.

Idea sprouts ingenuity

With a little outside-the-box thinking, we can create some spaces deemed attractive to smaller businesses, with potential to grow.

EDITORIAL: Don’t drink and drive

A cautionary tale for the holidays in a community where the RCMP say people aren't getting the message.

Editorial — Two sides to blame for likelihood of no school on Tuesday

Students should be in classrooms Tuesday — not used as political pawns by the BC Liberal government and the B.C. Teachers Federation.