Editorials

OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: There’s no rush in approving Sooke’s OCP

There’s a feeling shared by some council members that the OCP must be done by this fall’s election

  • May 26, 2022

 

Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)

5 creative ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day last minute

It’s not too late to show mom you care

 

A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. Alberta's Court of Appeal said Friday that the long-running bankruptcy of Sequoia Resources should be heard again in Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Our View: Canada’s policy on climate change is two-headed

Are we de-carbonizing, or drilling for ever more oil?

  • Apr 25, 2022

 

OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge in Sooke

  • Mar 17, 2022
OPINION SIG

What’s the rush? Let’s get it right.

The OCP will guide the District of Sooke for not just the next couple of years but the next 10 years

  • Mar 17, 2022
OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: Our volunteers deserve recognition

Everyone in Sooke is special. That’s why you live here. But with…

  • Mar 10, 2022
OPINION SIG
OPINION SIG

OUR VIEW: Sooke is defined by growth

Even a slowdown in growth will change the community’s character

  • Feb 17, 2022
OPINION SIG
OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: Count your Christmas blessings

There’s a classic scene in the 1991 film Robin Hood; Prince of…

  • Dec 24, 2021
OPINION SIG
SIG

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The high cost of war must never be forgotten

  • Nov 9, 2021
SIG
Cartoon

EDITORIAL: The decision has been made and the election is over

Our federal government exists to serve all Canadians, no matter how they voted or if they voted

  • Sep 22, 2021
Cartoon
BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)

EDITORIAL: BC Ferries signals surrender over Wi-Fi

When the going gets tough, it’s best to quit and move on…

BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)
OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: Urban parks are meant to be used by everyone

Council measures community opinion with alternative approval process

  • Aug 26, 2021
OPINION SIG
OPINION SIG

OUR VIEW: National day brings uscloser to reconciliation

Elevating Orange Shirt Day on the calendar is something we believe Canadians want.

  • Aug 16, 2021
OPINION SIG
B.C. Emergency Health Services members are often the first medical professionals many people see when they’re having the worst day of their lives. (File: Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Action welcome on ambulance service

What matters will be accountability over the long term to end burnout among paramedics in B.C.

  • Jul 29, 2021
B.C. Emergency Health Services members are often the first medical professionals many people see when they’re having the worst day of their lives. (File: Black Press Media)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)

OUR VIEW: Federal election sure to be called

The signs are already there, with leaders in campaign mode

  • Jul 21, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on July 8. Canadian party leaders are working worked their way around the country, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)
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
BC Conservation Officer Stuart Bates loads a tranquilized five-year-old female black bear into a trailer for relocation. (Kara Olson photo)
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
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
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)
OPINION SIG

EDITORIAL: Give highway workers a brake

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

  • May 26, 2021
OPINION SIG
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)