Editorials

Balancing act on traffic stops

Alternating directions more quickly should be implemented on Chemainus Road

Brainless drivers ignoring bus lights, signs

Consequences still need to be harsher for offenses

Projects beautify some shoddy areas

But future development requires close examination on their impacts

Animal abuse case has a happy ending

Hope’s story brings up questions about whether there’s any hope of proper criminal convictions

Canadians left with no choice

Election an exercise in futility for all parties

Vaping a huge health setback

First case of a correlating illness in B.C. should be a wake-up call

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Whistleblowers make the rounds in town

Thieves using whistling as a signalling device to target households

Role of the newspaper still important

The spread of fake news by sources that aren’t credible makes it hard to believe everything you read

Forest industry facing tough time

Strikes and layoffs starting to take a toll

Bear facts reveal humans a nuisance

People still not getting the message to keep garbage under wraps

Volunteering brings great satisfaction

Community blessed to have so many determined individuals and hard-working groups

Election fever lacking in Canada

Unlike our U.S. counterparts, things are low key so close to voting day

Moving Grade 7s the only solution

There weren’t a lot of options for balancing student population numbers

Where’s the time to match the crime?

Justice system failing good citizens with too much leniency for offenders

Corridor plan had time for input

Chemainus Road businesses and residents should have been kept up to speed ahead of unveiling

Monday busiest day for tourists in Chemainus

Some businesses still refuse to open when the most visitors are in town

Gallant’s Metallica move goes viral

Fame comes around when you least suspect it these days

Drug-induced thefts rising

Resident safety becoming a major concern

Filling central space important to Chemainus

Former Chemainus Foods location to house a market that could bring renewed vibrancy

Tax increase of six per cent unacceptable

North Cowichan needs to look to its own balance sheet and find some savings