Editorials

EDITORIAL: Events give a voice to the future

EDITORIAL: Events give a voice to the future

Indigenous communities in the Alberni Valley are reclaiming their languages

EDITORIAL: Events give a voice to the future
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
The Five Acre Shaker will take place at McLean Mill from Aug. 10 to 12. DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITORIAL: Alberni’s musical expression has room to grow

Port Alberni has quietly become a hub for musical headliners

  • Jul 25, 2018
The Five Acre Shaker will take place at McLean Mill from Aug. 10 to 12. DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTOGRAPHY
EDITORIAL: Rezoning would unravel red tape for business in Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: Rezoning would unravel red tape for business in Port Alberni

Harbour Quay is traditionally for tourist and marine-based businesses…

  • Jul 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: Rezoning would unravel red tape for business in Port Alberni
EDITORIAL: Truth has to lead politicians online

EDITORIAL: Truth has to lead politicians online

The public deserves accountability and professionalism from its politicians

  • Jul 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Truth has to lead politicians online
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Tofino mayor Josie Osborne delivers a keynote address during the Women in Government information session at Char’s Landing on June 12. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Women’s voices need to be heard in government

When more women are represented in government, things happen

  • Jun 27, 2018
Tofino mayor Josie Osborne delivers a keynote address during the Women in Government information session at Char’s Landing on June 12. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
EDITORIAL: McLean Mill’s fragile history needs special care
EDITORIAL: McLean Mill’s fragile history needs special care
EDITORIAL: Alberni merchants ask for change Uptown

EDITORIAL: Alberni merchants ask for change Uptown

Merchants on Third Avenue last week asked the City of Port Alberni…

  • Jun 6, 2018
EDITORIAL: Alberni merchants ask for change Uptown
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.

Surfrider Pacific Rim: On protecting Canada’s Oceans this World Oceans Day

Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world, and as a developed…

  • Jun 6, 2018
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
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EDITORIAL: What’s more dangerous: crime statistics or the crimes themselves?

Last month Maclean’s ranked Port Alberni 19th among the most dangerous places in Canada

  • May 9, 2018
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EDITORIAL: Celebrating business is vital in Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: Celebrating business is vital in Port Alberni

Sold-out attendance at the 2018 Community Excellence Awards indicates business is in very good hands

  • Apr 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Celebrating business is vital in Port Alberni
Visitors and vendors crowd the popular Craig Street Summer by the Sea Market in Parksville. — Black Press file photo

EDITORIAL: Port Alberni needs, wants street market

A street market is one way to capture some of the million vehicles that travel through Port Alberni

  • Apr 18, 2018
Visitors and vendors crowd the popular Craig Street Summer by the Sea Market in Parksville. — Black Press file photo
EDITORIAL: Our lives all changed on a prairie road

EDITORIAL: Our lives all changed on a prairie road

Hockey grounds Canadians like no other sport in the world

  • Apr 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Our lives all changed on a prairie road
EDITORIAL: Council pay increases raise questions in Port Alberni

EDITORIAL: Council pay increases raise questions in Port Alberni

Should municipal councils be voting for their own pay raises?

  • Apr 4, 2018
EDITORIAL: Council pay increases raise questions in Port Alberni
Tom McEvay receives an award from James Messenger before the BC Secondary School Wrestling Championships. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

EDITORIAL: Alberni’s wrestling legacy assured

At the crux of it all stood Tom McEvay

  • Mar 7, 2018
Tom McEvay receives an award from James Messenger before the BC Secondary School Wrestling Championships. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO