Editorials

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EDITORIAL: High job numbers seem overly rosy

Hard to believe there’s so much more employment in hardest hit sectors

  • Apr 19, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Consistent COVID-19 messaging needed from B.C. leaders

NEWS ITEM: B.C. is stopping indoor dining and liquor sales, indoor adult…

  • Apr 6, 2021
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EDITORIAL: UN report on food waste a lot to chew on

The average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food each year

  • Mar 29, 2021
The realignment of Highway 14 will continue into the fall of 2022, say government officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

EDITORIAL: Smoother roads ahead with infrastructure upgrades

Projects getting completed more during than COVID than before

  • Mar 16, 2021
The realignment of Highway 14 will continue into the fall of 2022, say government officials. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)

EDITORIAL: Regular rescues require readiness

Still far too many incidents of people putting themselves at risk

  • Feb 17, 2021
SAR crews worked late into the night Tuesday to rescue an injured snowboarder in North Vancouver. (Facebook/North Shore Rescue)
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EDITORIAL: Patience required in the vaccination line

COVID-19 vaccinations are proceeding in an orderly, ethical manner

  • Feb 3, 2021
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EDITORIAL: High taxes. Low taxes. It’s a question of infrastructure.

Sooke taxpayers have paid low taxes for years. Soon, they’ll have to pay the piper

  • Jan 11, 2021
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EDITORIAL: A new year brings hope

Happiness is never guaranteed so we have to be prepared for everything

  • Jan 4, 2021
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The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit estimates that 175 crashes happen every day in B.C. (File - Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Treat vehicle collisions like a pandemic

COVID-19 has shown that public behaviours can influence public health outcomes

  • Dec 30, 2020
The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit estimates that 175 crashes happen every day in B.C. (File - Black Press Media)
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Christmas’s generous spirit unites us all

Holiday season will be different this year and we’ll have to adjust our plans

  • Dec 23, 2020
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that are not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Black Press Media)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)

EDITORIAL: COVID fight not being won by fistfights

Bad behaviour not beneficial to getting the community through pandemic

  • Dec 7, 2020
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. (Photo by the Canadian Press/AP-NIAID-RML via AP)
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that is not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

EDITORIAL: Holidays will be different this year

COVID-19 pandemic forces cancellation of many beloved Christmas events

  • Nov 30, 2020
Christmas lights are something that people can do to celebrate the season that is not impacted by COVID-19. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
As we budget for the season – no matter how much we have to spend – we should give first thought to our local merchants. (123rf.com)

EDITORIAL: Sooke businesses need us this holiday season and beyond

Shopping local, especially now, is an investment in our community’s future

  • Nov 23, 2020
As we budget for the season – no matter how much we have to spend – we should give first thought to our local merchants. (123rf.com)
Trump supporter Jake Contos chants during a protest against the election results outside the central counting board at the tcf Center in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

EDITORIAL: U.S. election chaos puts democracy in doubt

President Donald Trump looks to overturn the will of the American people

  • Nov 14, 2020
Trump supporter Jake Contos chants during a protest against the election results outside the central counting board at the tcf Center in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)

EDITORIAL: British Columbians asked to re-commit to COVID-19 fight

Increasing cases must strengthen our resolve

  • Nov 9, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)
BC Ferries is experiencing heavy traffic with long weekend travellers heading back to the Lower Mainland. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
BC Ferries is experiencing heavy traffic with long weekend travellers heading back to the Lower Mainland. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan at the Sooke Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (Sooke News Mirror)

EDITORIAL: COVID changing face of Remembrance Day this year

We are being asked to stay away from the traditional ceremony at our cenotaph

  • Nov 4, 2020
Premier John Horgan at the Sooke Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018. (Sooke News Mirror)
OPINION SIG

Majority needs to work for all British Columbians

EDITORIAL: There are different ways to make government work, and voters have entrusted the NDP to make it work

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A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

EDITORIAL: Don’t like using disposable masks, go reusable

Others shouldn’t have to pick up improperly discarded face masks

  • Oct 21, 2020
A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Federal plastic ban a good start — but just a start

Canadians toss out 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

  • Oct 14, 2020
Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)