Editorials

What did Canada just vote for?

Much ado about nothing election

Empty promises and scandals over six years rewarded?

Voting day was Monday.

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 22, 2021
Canada votes.

Voters plaqued by election fatigue

Four times to the polls in four years a bit much

The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.

Summer brought drought, wildfires

Stressful times during the last few months

The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.
Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)

Details on COVID continually limited

Reluctance of specifics by health authorities fuels misinformation

Kids take the plunge at Camp Qwanoes’ Aqua Park. (Photo submitted)
The border issue due to COVID is one more factor that’s occupied Justin Trudeau’s time. (Black Press file photo)

Not the time for federal vote

There’s many things going on that should be of primary concern

The border issue due to COVID is one more factor that’s occupied Justin Trudeau’s time. (Black Press file photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking at safety improvements for the intersection of River Road and the Trans Canada Highway in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Traffic lights might not be best solution

Solving safety issue for River Road intersection with the TCH not easy

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is looking at safety improvements for the intersection of River Road and the Trans Canada Highway in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Smoke billowing out from the Copper Canyon fire behind Mount Prevost. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

Back country ban logical next step

Time to take a hard stance so more fires don’t ignite

Smoke billowing out from the Copper Canyon fire behind Mount Prevost. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)
March participants of all ages on Willow Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

People power makes an impact

Motivation to get on the same page and work together shouldn’t be strenuous

March participants of all ages on Willow Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)

Billionaires not on same planet

Carrying tourists into space doesn’t seem too important now

Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)
Brittany Pickard being interviewed by Jonny Harris and filmed by the Still Standing crew for the show. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Limits curtail rare experience

Many miss out on enjoying Still Standing’s visit

Brittany Pickard being interviewed by Jonny Harris and filmed by the Still Standing crew for the show. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
Alistair MacGregor has been a busy and well-liked MP since being elected in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

Federal election sure to be called

The signs are already there, with leaders in campaign mode

Alistair MacGregor has been a busy and well-liked MP since being elected in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)
Highway workers.

EDITORIAL – Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • Jul 8, 2021
Highway workers.
Fuller Lake Park was one place to beat the heat as temperatures soared. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Extreme weather cause for concern

Problems associated with heat wave numerous

Fuller Lake Park was one place to beat the heat as temperatures soared. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Traffic is going to be busy enough, but whenever there’s any accidents on the Trans Canada Highway this summer the back-ups will be brutal. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Summer overload sure to happen

Traffic volume will be at a ridiculous level on the highway

Traffic is going to be busy enough, but whenever there’s any accidents on the Trans Canada Highway this summer the back-ups will be brutal. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Rob Kernachan editorial cartoon.

Editorial cartoonist focuses on Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is the feature of Rob Kernachan’s contribution this week.

  • Jun 17, 2021
Rob Kernachan editorial cartoon.
The grads of 2021 at Chemainus Secondary School will be resilient based on their experiences through COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Making the most of grad events

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

The grads of 2021 at Chemainus Secondary School will be resilient based on their experiences through COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worrisome time amid a pandemic

Huge drain on finances, rising criminal activity among the concerns

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Project response a familiar refrain

Corridor upgrade just like Waterwheel parking lot for concerns

Planters are abundant along Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kernachan's cartoon flashback.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2008

Cartoonist Rob Kernachan provides another blast from the past. It just goes…

  • May 29, 2021
Kernachan's cartoon flashback.