Editorial

EDITORIAL: Olympics worth celebrating

In recent years, the Olympic Games – and the organization in charge, the International Olympic Committee – have rightly taken some knocks.

EDITORIAL: Well done, Chief

This fall Sooke Fire Chief Steve Sorensen will retire after 36 years of dedicated service to this community.

EDITORIAL: Show your love for our town

Sooke can only be as great as its own residents can make it.

EDITORIAL: This summer take a time out at home

We say: Take a break over the summer to just remember how great it can be to live here.

EDITORIAL: Sooke needs more affordable housing

We say: Sooke needs to grow, but it can’t do that without more affordable housing

EDITORIAL: Opinions, facts and truths at City Hall

We say: Mayor’s edict is not a debate on freedom of expression.

EDITORIAL: Put your phone down or pay the price

Are the new distracted driving penalties tough enough now?

EDITORIAL: Council creating unneeded speculation

We say: Public has a right to know where its tax money is spent.

EDITORIAL: Grants in need of careful management

Grants to community groups remain important but are not sacrosanct.

Editorial: Undermining B.C.’s information act

The effectiveness of the Freedom of Information act is on the verge of being seriously degraded.

In the recreation referendum, vote ‘Yes’

We say: Saturday’s referendum vote is a step forward for Sooke region

EDITORIAL: Hazy rules surround marijuana shops

We say: If no regulation is in place, authorities are condoning an illegal activity

An example of what a mosaic mural might look like. Each of the 400 small squares will be a painting by a member from the community. The Canada 150 team consults with each community to learn about important and interesting moments that define the community

What image best represents Sooke?

Canada 150 M0saic project call for submissions from artists

An example of what a mosaic mural might look like. Each of the 400 small squares will be a painting by a member from the community. The Canada 150 team consults with each community to learn about important and interesting moments that define the community

EDITORIAL: Going for a drive, leave the phone alone

We say: A split second of your attention from the road is enough to cost someone’s life

EDITORIAL: Process is needed to encourage debate

We say: The last thing council should want to do is limit public consultation and debate

EDITORIAL: Social media in need of common sense

Just because a comment is made online doesn’t mean that we can’t respect others and take responsibility for what we say

EDITORIAL: Council wanted review of district operations

This process was to be inclusive of staff, business and community members: Kerrie Reay

EDITORIAL: It’s time to end the obesity epidemic

We say: We’ve helped snuff tobacco, let’s tackle obesity next.

EDITORIAL: Innuendo and rumour finds new home

We say: District needs to be upfront with plan as three senior managers leave.

EDITORIAL: Crime Stoppers valuable resource for communities

January is Crime Stoppers Month and a fine time to recognize the valuable service that the program provides