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

What image best represents Sooke?

Canada 150 M0saic project call for submissions from artists

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