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?

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: How about approaching the ballot box for the right reasons this year?
EDITORIAL: B.C. election bid a high-stakes game

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: B.C. election bid a high-stakes game
EDITORIAL: Parents need options in return to school

EDITORIAL: Parents need options in return to school

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

  • Aug 31, 2020
EDITORIAL: Parents need options in return to school
Why has wearing a mask become such a divisive issue? (Citizen file)

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
Why has wearing a mask become such a divisive issue? (Citizen file)
Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file.

  • Aug 13, 2020
Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020
The Class of 2020 can create a new normal – one that’s fairer and gives everybody opportunity. (Pixabay photo)

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
The Class of 2020 can create a new normal – one that’s fairer and gives everybody opportunity. (Pixabay photo)
Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

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: Paid sick leave a must going forward
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)

Sending thanks to community workers across Greater Victoria

Many are diligently helping society amidst COVID-19 fears

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)

EDITORIAL: Sending thanks to community workers across Greater Victoria

Many are diligently helping society amidst COVID-19 fears

  • Mar 20, 2020
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. (Nicole Crescnezi/News staff)
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right

EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right

Not all water users are equal

  • Feb 18, 2020
EDITORIAL: Safe water should be a basic right
EDITORIAL; ‘There is no sin except stupidity’

EDITORIAL; ‘There is no sin except stupidity’

Premier’s office loses sight on what’s important

  • Feb 10, 2020
EDITORIAL; ‘There is no sin except stupidity’
EDITORIAL: Recent outbreak shows importance of vaccines

EDITORIAL: Recent outbreak shows importance of vaccines

Vaccines have eliminated so much suffering

  • Feb 3, 2020
EDITORIAL: Recent outbreak shows importance of vaccines
EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future

B.C.’s education system has had a rough ride in the press. In…

  • Jan 28, 2020
EDITORIAL: Education responds to the future
Black Press Media in Greater Victoria has carriers from the age of seven all the way to 70s. (Courtesy of Katie Pinilla)

PHOTOS: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow stopped paper carriers

More than 180 carriers brave the snow for deliveries

Black Press Media in Greater Victoria has carriers from the age of seven all the way to 70s. (Courtesy of Katie Pinilla)
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)

EDITORIAL: Legal battle looming over vacation rentals

Owners of properties used for short-term rentals (STR), as well as companies…

  • Dec 9, 2017
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: Traffic study makes sense

Development, bike lanes and demographic changes all affect traffic flow

  • Dec 8, 2017
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)