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Making the most of grad events

Class of 2021 will carry resilience with them throughout their years based on COVID experience

  • Jun 21, 2021
BC Conservation Officer Stuart Bates loads a tranquilized five-year-old female black bear into a trailer for relocation. (Kara Olson photo)

Editorial: Don’t feed the bears, deliberately or otherwise

We’d like to beg people not to deliberately feed the bears

  • Jun 14, 2021
A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

EDITORIAL: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

  • Jun 7, 2021
Bike events like the 2018 Valley Granfondo in Fort Langley drew thousands of cyclists. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Cycling boom will have long-term implications for Canada

All the people who took to two wheels in the last year will change our views on transportation

  • Jun 2, 2021
Bike events like the 2018 Valley Granfondo in Fort Langley drew thousands of cyclists. (Langley Advance Times files)
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EDITORIAL: Give highway workers a brake

Campaign asks drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 26, 2021
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Before you take on a pet, make sure you want to have it for life. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

EDITORIAL: A pet is a lifetime commitment

Tons of people are getting pets during the pandemic, some for the first time

  • May 17, 2021
Before you take on a pet, make sure you want to have it for life. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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EDITORIAL: Kindness can help us all cope with COVID fatigue

We need to take a deep breath or two and cut everyone a little slack.

  • May 12, 2021
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(Black Press files)

EDITORIAL: Canada’s $1 trillion national debt

Canada’s national debt has topped $1 trillion for the first time in…

  • May 4, 2021
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Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

EDITORIAL: Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full on Friday, and…

  • Apr 26, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
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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
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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)