Editorials

Greg Perry cartoon

EDITORIAL: Where have all the workers gone?

It’s an interesting question with so many job vacancies

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EDITORIAL: 911 system a vital, invisible resource

Supporting our E-Comm system is vital to all emergency response

  • Jul 29, 2022
The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

EDITORIAL: Prepare now for future fire seasons

In 2021, wildfires were raging across British Columbia

  • Jul 22, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

EDITORIAL: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 13, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

EDITORIAL: Beginning of the end for plastic era

We need to wean ourselves off disposable plastic

  • Jul 6, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
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EDITORIAL: A problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 29, 2022
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Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Insect populations, including bees, are on the decline. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Spring without pollinators a sign of things to come?

Insect populations around the globe have seen an alarming decline in just a few decades

  • Jun 15, 2022
Insect populations, including bees, are on the decline. (Citizen file)
Interior News Editorial

EDITORIAL: Decide to be a decision-maker

Municipal elections are four months away; it’s time for potential candidates to decide whether to run

  • Jun 8, 2022
Interior News Editorial
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDITORIAL: When political disagreement turns into hate

Canada’s system of democratic government means people will disagree about politics…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Maplehurst Trail has become so popular the traffic is a problem for residents of Willow Road in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

EDITORIAL: Public has say in park planning

People in the Alberni Valley love their parks and trails, and they’re not afraid to vocalize it…

Maplehurst Trail has become so popular the traffic is a problem for residents of Willow Road in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Two Victoria residents face charges after an April 20 protest in Langford that impacted traffic northbound toward the Malahat. (Save Old Growth/Twitter)

EDITORIAL: When protests turn into stunts

Forming a human blockade along major highways is no longer a peaceful protest…

Two Victoria residents face charges after an April 20 protest in Langford that impacted traffic northbound toward the Malahat. (Save Old Growth/Twitter)
Statistics Canada released the general census information Feb. 9. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

EDITORIAL: Canada must prepare for greying population

The rapid growth of Canada’s senior population is nothing new…

Statistics Canada released the general census information Feb. 9. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Smithers Interior News Editorial

EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

Inflation rises as the rich keep getting richer

  • Apr 27, 2022
Smithers Interior News Editorial
Clean-up participants can drive by through the parking lot at Scotiabank to drop off the trash collected in the Rotary Community Clean-up on April 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: Small actions can have big impact on Earth Day

This year’s Canada-wide event takes place April 22

Clean-up participants can drive by through the parking lot at Scotiabank to drop off the trash collected in the Rotary Community Clean-up on April 23. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
(Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)

EDITORIAL: Agreement changes the political landscape

Agreements between political parties are nothing new in Canadian politics

  • Apr 6, 2022
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)
A cut block is visible behind the Holy Cow trail sign. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

EDITORIAL: Mosaic must come to the table and talk with public about forestry plans

Lack of public engagement over logging recreational areas creates unnecessary conflict

A cut block is visible behind the Holy Cow trail sign. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is an invasive plant introduced to Vancouver Island in the mid-1800s. The plant spreads rapidly on right-of-ways, trails, forest roads, under power lines and any disturbed land. (Shutterstock)

EDITORIAL: Time to sweep away the broom

Scotch broom is a scourge on Vancouver Island

  • Mar 23, 2022
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) is an invasive plant introduced to Vancouver Island in the mid-1800s. The plant spreads rapidly on right-of-ways, trails, forest roads, under power lines and any disturbed land. (Shutterstock)