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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

 

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…

 

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EDITORIAL: Urban parks are meant to be used by everyone

Council measures community opinion with alternative approval process

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

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OUR VIEW: National day brings uscloser to reconciliation

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

  • Aug 16, 2021
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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)
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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: 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 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)
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)
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)