Editorials

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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

 

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)
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 29, 2022
(Black Press file photo)
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)
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)
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)

5 creative ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day last minute

It’s not too late to show mom you care

Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
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)
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)
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

EDITORIAL: Right housing needed, not just more housing

We need housing for families and for a greener future

Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Port Alberni city hall. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: Weigh in on city budget

You can, sometimes, convince councillors to change their minds

Port Alberni city hall. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
(Chilliwack Progress file)

EDITORIAL: Canadian population more stressed out now than during 2020 lockdowns

There is comfort in knowing that strife challenges us to strive for something better

  • Jan 26, 2022
(Chilliwack Progress file)
Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour. (Photo by Don Bodger)

EDITORIAL: Clocks turn back on Nov. 7

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has called for an end to seasonal time changes

  • Nov 3, 2021
Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday when it’s time to turn the clocks back one hour. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley's 200th Street in June, 2021. Thousands of units of housing are under construction in Langley City and Township. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

EDITORIAL: Housing affordability a no-win situation

Someone is going to get hurt no matter what happens

  • Oct 20, 2021
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley's 200th Street in June, 2021. Thousands of units of housing are under construction in Langley City and Township. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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…

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