Editorials

Limiting wildfires a high priority

There’s too much at stake with humans continuing to be so reckless

Time for punishment to fit the crimes

Drug treatment should be a condition for repeat offenders

Rules won’t make your head spin

Roundabouts not really that complicated to navigate

Driver habits need to change

Major accidents already on the highways should be a warning sign

Cowichan Valley memorial hockey worth celebrating

Gathering with families affected by tragedy a big part of the healing process

New vibrancy paramount for downtown Chemainus

New library at the core of an anticipated resurgence

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No real choice for Grade 7 Crofton and Chemainus students

Population excess naturally had to flow to Chemainus Secondary

Budget blab we’ve all heard before

Nothing concrete about anything announced by the provincial government

Snow removal plan neglected major areas in Chemainus

Willow Street especially left in a mess for motorists and pedestrians

Enough already with the tax hikes in North Cowichan

Bringing in more employees in this economy doesn’t make sense because guess who’s paying?

Police incident details revealing

Crime sprees far too abundant and the culprits are often repeat offenders

Editorial: Barriers to get beyond emergency shelter

Ideally, folks using the homeless shelters will move on to more sustainable housing situations.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Time to stage a winter festival in Chemainus

The first three months of the year sadly lacking in community activity

Vast Cowichan childhood poverty stats a wake-up call

These children did not ask to be born into poverty.

  • Jan 30, 2019

The high cost of housing

Percentage of family income spent needs to be much lower

Editorial: Downtown Duncan facing crime, drugs, littering epidemic; we must all be part of the solution

There are more of us than there are of those creating the problems.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Editorial: We don’t think enough about our impacts on the world

Six eagles were killed, and six others were sickened after being poisoned.

  • Jan 23, 2019

Traffic strategy lacks key issues

Overpass installation and rail implementation needed

Editorial: Need to look at more than just emergency Malahat bypass

We favour options that offer regular alternatives, not just a crash bypass.

  • Jan 11, 2019

Weather extremes becoming the norm

People helping each other out makes our communities strong