Editorials

Campbell River food bank volunteer Bob Naylor joins federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to fill a bag of food for a food bank client during Singh’s visit to Campbell River on Jan. 23. (Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror)

Token Singh stop would have sufficed

Federal NDP leader bypasses Chemainus on Island tour

Land clearing is being done for the new modular home development on the Trans Canada Highway. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Highway access decision pending

MoTI needs to make the right call and avoid Henry Road being extended

Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

Blue Monday concept bogus

There’s no evidence one day should be the saddest compared to any other

Zoee Taylor, 6, and younger brother Elijah, 5, get attention from Jenna, the family dog, about New Year’s. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A new solution for resolutions

Dietary and monetary changes can be made at any time

Zoee Taylor, 6, and younger brother Elijah, 5, get attention from Jenna, the family dog, about New Year’s. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Nanaimo Airport is among those seeing an increase in traffic at the best of times and then the crowds go through the roof at Christmastime. (File photo by Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Christmas travel comes with risks

It’s always busy and flights can potentially be cancelled

The Nanaimo Airport is among those seeing an increase in traffic at the best of times and then the crowds go through the roof at Christmastime. (File photo by Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Zoee Taylor wishes everyone a Happy New Year with a sign and noisemaker. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Let’s rise above the challenges of a new year

It is times like these to extend a helping hand to the downtrodden

  • Dec 29, 2022
Zoee Taylor wishes everyone a Happy New Year with a sign and noisemaker. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Stephen Gage of Saltair Craftworks and his daughter Aurelia Gage with their table of stained glass items at the Chemainus Fire Hall Craft Fair. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Editorial: Holiday doesn’t need to be perfect

Mood should be jubilant, not overwhelming

  • Dec 21, 2022
Stephen Gage of Saltair Craftworks and his daughter Aurelia Gage with their table of stained glass items at the Chemainus Fire Hall Craft Fair. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Coach Casey Parsons illustrates some pointers for the Chemainus players. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sports culture needs rekindling

Chemainus Secondary’s rich basketball history should be cherished

Coach Casey Parsons illustrates some pointers for the Chemainus players. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen after a snowstorm, in Vancouver on November 30, 2022. British Columbia’s property assessment agency is warning homeowners that figures released next month will likely be higher than the current market value. (Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Assessed values going skyward

Changes in the market since July won’t be reflected in your notices

Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen after a snowstorm, in Vancouver on November 30, 2022. British Columbia’s property assessment agency is warning homeowners that figures released next month will likely be higher than the current market value. (Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Doc The Barber prepares a smores station outside her haircutting business on Friday night during Moonlight Madness. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Holiday cheer spreads rapidly

Abundance of community events every weekend

Doc The Barber prepares a smores station outside her haircutting business on Friday night during Moonlight Madness. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Baseball talent justly rewarded

Price and 1987 Little Leaguers receive great honour for their efforts

The latest Sports Wall of Fame inductions were held Saturday night at the Cowichan Golf & Country Club. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The time change has nothing to do with the total amount of daylight in a 24-hour period. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Time change debate lingers

It might be best to just stick with the two one-hour switches we have now each year

The time change has nothing to do with the total amount of daylight in a 24-hour period. (Photo by Don Bodger)
There are 147 vets buried at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Student project unique memorial

No Stone Left Alone fosters understanding and piques interest

There are 147 vets buried at the Chemainus Cemetery. (Photo by Don Bodger)
CVRD.

Fireworks issue still explosive

Question of enforcement remains

CVRD.
Former B.C. attorney general and housing minister David Eby speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press)

War on crime a hard battle

New premier needs to start his term with more enforceable actions

Former B.C. attorney general and housing minister David Eby speaks to the media during a news conference in a park in downtown Vancouver, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward, the Canadian Press)
Municipality of North Cowichan

Low voter turnout a disappointment

Only 32.53 per cent cast their ballots in North Cowichan

Municipality of North Cowichan
Elections in the Cowichan Valley include a recreation referendum.

Playing field not even for vote

Referendum vote on recreation not equitable within the municipality

Elections in the Cowichan Valley include a recreation referendum.
North Cowichan.

Voter turnout always an issue

There’s no use complaining if you don’t take action

North Cowichan.
There are 15 contenders for six North Cowichan councillor positions and three for mayor.

Election battles need to stay civil

No place for childish behaviour like defacing and destroying signs

There are 15 contenders for six North Cowichan councillor positions and three for mayor.
Forest stewardship is an important part of ensuring our timber resource stays renewable. (Pexels/Pixabay)

Forests continue to feed the B.C. economy

Our renewable resource requires care

Forest stewardship is an important part of ensuring our timber resource stays renewable. (Pexels/Pixabay)
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