Editorials

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

EDITORIAL: BC Ferries signals surrender over Wi-Fi

When the going gets tough, it’s best to quit and move on to something else…

 

Workers on the Douglas Highway repair city water mains on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to put a $15 million bond package on the ballot for the municipal election in October. The bonds would pay for a number of future city repair and maintenance projects like the one seen here. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

EDITORIAL: Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 19, 2021

 

Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

EDITORIAL: Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

Banning this type of travel is not an infringement on any ‘civil liberty’

  • Apr 29, 2021

 

CVR editorial

EDITORIAL: April is World Autism Month

With so many worthy official “days” and months it’s hard to keep track…

  • Apr 14, 2021
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Farms are a vital part of Vancouver Island. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Farming degraded municipal land is a community win-win

Almost all municipalities own chunks that could be converted for such a purpose

  • Mar 23, 2021
Farms are a vital part of Vancouver Island. (Citizen file)
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (file photo)

EDITORIAL: Holidays will be different this year

The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many of the standard (and beloved) Christmas events…

  • Dec 3, 2020
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (file photo)
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

EDITORIAL: Clash over back to school was avoidable

The B.C. government should have forseen a reluctance to return to classrooms

  • Sep 9, 2020
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Why has wearing a mask become such a divisive issue? (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Mask wearing: innocuous advice has turned into polarizing war

Why have masks become such a divisive subject?

  • Aug 26, 2020
Why has wearing a mask become such a divisive issue? (Citizen file)
A 2017 study found that average annual costs for a homeless individual living in Vancouver reached $53,144. (Black Press Media file photo)

EDITORIAL: Inaction on homelessness costs money

Study determines that homeless people with mental illness generate high costs for society

  • Aug 19, 2020
A 2017 study found that average annual costs for a homeless individual living in Vancouver reached $53,144. (Black Press Media file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Kindness does wonders for mental health

Who can honestly say this pandemic hasn’t messed with their head? But there are ways to fight the malaise

  • May 27, 2020
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Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again

Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 11, 2020
Editorial: Time to get excited about Vancouver Island rail again
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

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

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

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