Editorials

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
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

EDITORIAL: How about approaching the ballot box for the right reasons this year?

How about a vote based on your goals and values, not your fears?

  • Oct 6, 2020

EDITORIAL: B.C. election bid a high-stakes game

Horgan is betting it all on a single roll of the dice

  • Sep 30, 2020

EDITORIAL: Clean air can’t be taken for granted

Wildfires are a major concern to our daily lives when conditions don’t clear the smoke

EDITORIAL: Back-to-school during COVID-19 an all-new lesson

Throughout the pandemic, public health officials have tried to manage risk; here’s the next one

  • Sep 9, 2020
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EDITORIAL: Parents need options in return to school

At home and hybrid options are needed as well as in person

  • Aug 31, 2020

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

Why have masks become such a divisive subject? During the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Aug 24, 2020

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file.

  • Aug 13, 2020

EDITORIAL: Look out for the elders in your community

Do what you can’t to make sure our seniors aren’t being abused

  • Aug 6, 2020

EDITORIAL: Let’s all do our part to make this summer safe

Whether you head off into the woods, wander out on the water…

  • Jul 27, 2020

EDITORIAL: Pandemic carries a staggering cost

Forecasts from the federal government predict close to two million Canadians without…

  • Jul 21, 2020

EDITORIAL: Vancouver Island needs to check our ‘plate hate’

Don’t jump to conclusions, if you spot a legitimate concern, tell the authorities

  • Jul 15, 2020

EDITORIAL: Class of 2020 faces many challenges

But the Class of 2020 can create a new normal – one that’s fairer and gives everybody opportunity

  • Jun 22, 2020

EDITORIAL: It’s time for Canada to admit to its own racism

Make no mistake, racism exists in Canada

  • Jun 18, 2020

Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

The chickens are coming home to roost, so to speak, on this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 28, 2020

EDITORIAL: Behaviour of virus under a microscope

Relaxing measures now could be a good thing - or not

  • May 21, 2020

EDITORIAL: Let’s not forget the lessons of the past

‘Greatest Generation’ and VE-Day are lessons in doing the right thing

  • May 4, 2020

EDITORIAL: If you feel creative, be creative, if you want chill, chill

Do what you need to get yourself through this period of social distancing

  • Apr 20, 2020

Sending thanks to community workers across Greater Victoria

Many are diligently helping society amidst COVID-19 fears