Editorial

EDITORIAL: Fire coverage heating up

Government needs to keep B.C. forests safe during the worst fire season in recent history.

EDITORIAL: Pot business still business

Our view on entrepreneur's plans to open a business in Port Alberni.

EDITORIAL: Safety doesn’t take a holiday

Summer usually sees an increase in senseless – often avoidable – tragedies, so stay safe.

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, ADSS Class of 2013

Farewell to principal Mike Ruttan and congratulations to the first graduating class of the new Alberni Valley high school.

Harper fails to act on Senate scandal

Apart from apparently filing bogus expense claims, most Canadians would be hard pressed to name a single duty that senators fulfill

Editorial: Tax on medical pot no joke for users

When a club that sells medical marijuana completely spaces out on paying $150,000 in income taxes, stoner jokes aren’t far behind.

Editorial: Schools get back to the real job

The summer holiday is over and school kids are back in the classrooms for another 10 months of education.

EDITORIAL: Safe roadways up to drivers

NANAIMO: Some B.C. drivers won’t take a break from cellphone technology while operating a motor vehicle.

EDITORIAL: Buy-in needed for downtown

Idle sites require attention to continue to support health of Nanaimo.

Editorial: Democracy wilting in Ottawa

While lumping numerous pieces of legislation in one giant omnibus bill may not be precedent-setting, we fear it threatens our democracy.

Marine safety compromised by coast guard cuts

When Coast Guard personnel goes, so too does the local knowledge with them. When that goes, we fear safety is headed in the same direction.

Editorial — Feds must spend money wisely

Cabinet ministers should have blown the whistle when it became clear that F-35 costs were going up astronomically.

EDITORIAL: Economy over environment

The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years.

Government should listen to message of missing-women march

Memorial marchers ask us to remember the missing women. But Canadians need to do is work to stop the cycle of violence.

EDITORIAL: First ecstasy, then oblivion

Ecstasy can kill you. Can that message be driven home any more acutely than it has in communities in B.C. and Alberta?

EDITORIAL: Welfare raise good for B.C.

If you’ve ever had $610 in cash dropped into your hands you probably felt like you had a small fortune.

News Views: Use your head

Proposed Concussions in Youth Sport Safety Act recognizes majority of sport-related head injuries occur in athletes younger than 20

EDITORIAL: Boat missed on shipbuilding

A promising shipbuilding contract for $8 billion won by Vancouver’s Seaspan Marine this week will most certainly benefit Nanaimo Shipyards.

Time for City of Alberni to step up for Weaver Park

Alberni can't lend money to a group to finish a kids' playground. But it loaned the chamber of commerce money in February.

The time for talk is over in Alberni

It's easier to complain about something rather than to jump in and make it work.