Editorials

Maynard Johnny Jr. being interviewed in downtown Chemainus for the Still Standing TV show. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Promotions don’t get any better than this

Popular TV series brings built-in tourist potential

High water on the Chemainus River in the wintertime is contrasted with little water in the summer. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Save the water for drier days

An excess now and a shortage later tells us what needs to be done

Prices at the gas bumps are steep and likely to climb higher in the next few months. (Black Press file photo)

Mounting concern about rising costs

Out-of-control house prices setting an unrealistic standard

The MV Quinitsa docked at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Petition offers ferry solution

Eliminating Crofton and Vesuvius backlogs the main concern

The MV Quinitsa docked at the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
When you see a face like Murphy's, you'd like to think it's going to be a Happy New Year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New Year doubts already surfacing

People feeling rather overwhelmed after the last two years

When you see a face like Murphy's, you'd like to think it's going to be a Happy New Year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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EDITORIAL: The amateur science of Santa Claus

Sure, Santa is real, but how powerful is he?

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A lumber truck tipped and spilled its load onto the highway in Mill Bay. (Photo by Laurence Riggs)

Unsafe driving habits all too common

Regardless of road conditions, the recklessness never stops

A lumber truck tipped and spilled its load onto the highway in Mill Bay. (Photo by Laurence Riggs)
Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)

Long wait over for theatre fare

Holiday Jubilation being felt for the return to the stage

Michelle Bardach is back at the Chemainus Theatre for the first time since 2014. (Photo submitted)
Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Flood prevention a common bond

Supporting each other keeps the community strong

Bonsall Creek at the back of Tussie Road looks calm on the day before the latest atmospheric river arrived, but frequently floods into the Penelakut community. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The level of the water on Westholme Road heading into Westholme from the south was more than five feet deep in spots. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Business booming from the flooding

Certain trades to help with the repairs in high demand

The level of the water on Westholme Road heading into Westholme from the south was more than five feet deep in spots. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Westholme Road under water again. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Makes you wonder who’ll stop the rain?

After a long period of drought this summer, we’re encountering the opposite problem

Westholme Road under water again. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A solemn time of remembrance

War comes with a high cost

The Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saltair cartoonist Rob Kernachan’s first Remembrance Day cartoon in 1991.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback

Saltair cartoonist’s First Remembrance Day offering in 1991

  • Nov 10, 2021
Saltair cartoonist Rob Kernachan’s first Remembrance Day cartoon in 1991.
Long traffic tie-ups at interections in Duncan are a common occurrence. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A Duncan bypass the only option

Changing interesection signalling won’t work effectively

Long traffic tie-ups at interections in Duncan are a common occurrence. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)

Take a page from volunteer playbook

Stanton and the Lavenders set an example

Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)
Seniors 101 poster spells it all out.

A helping hand most beneficial now

Support to keep the town afloat should be a priority for residents

Seniors 101 poster spells it all out.
Municipalities should consider plastic bag bans pronto. (Citizen file)

Editorial: On environment, doing something better than nothing

There is no one perfect, shining thing that is going to fix our myriad problems

  • Oct 14, 2021
Municipalities should consider plastic bag bans pronto. (Citizen file)
Chemainus Fire Department Chief Al Irwin. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers Photography)

Fire prevention, role of newspapers vital

Double billing for important community functions this week

Chemainus Fire Department Chief Al Irwin. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers Photography)
Opening ceremony for the new mini soccer pitch on Penelakut Island. (Photo by Josh James)

Community projects a source of pride

Facilities worthy of more attention than election brouhaha

Opening ceremony for the new mini soccer pitch on Penelakut Island. (Photo by Josh James)
What did Canada just vote for?

Much ado about nothing election

Empty promises and scandals over six years rewarded?

What did Canada just vote for?