Editorials

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

Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: A relevant monarchy

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

Sprinkling lawns is still restricted to certain days. (Black Press file photo)

Water use habits need to change

Not the time to be washing cars or power washing the driveway

Police have their hands full on a regular basis with serious incidents these days. (Black Press file photo)

Treatment first before free drugs

Serious incidents continue to compromise public safety

Police have their hands full on a regular basis with serious incidents these days. (Black Press file photo)
Nuria Sanchez’s business, Vintiquity Antiques, on Maple Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Connecting parts better for the whole

Chemainus divisions always keep residents away from some areas

Nuria Sanchez’s business, Vintiquity Antiques, on Maple Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Larry Irving Field was packed all afternoon for the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fabulous flavours fitting for festival

Friendly atmosphere and a content crowd make craft beer and food event memorable

Larry Irving Field was packed all afternoon for the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Train tracks in Chemainus run right beside the Trans Canada Trail so there’s no need for another trail. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Getting rail on track a necessity

Continual delays have already meant a considerable cost hike

Train tracks in Chemainus run right beside the Trans Canada Trail so there’s no need for another trail. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Retailers like seasonal ice cream shops are having a hard time maintaining employees. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

Where have all the workers gone?

It’s an interesting question with so many job vacancies

Retailers like seasonal ice cream shops are having a hard time maintaining employees. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
Bullet holes are seen in the windshield and passenger window of a police vehicle at the scene of a shooting, in Langley on Monday, July 25, 2022. (Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Editorial: Violent crimes far too frequent

The predicament we’re in now due to too many years of inaction

Bullet holes are seen in the windshield and passenger window of a police vehicle at the scene of a shooting, in Langley on Monday, July 25, 2022. (Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
A wildfire hit close to home last year on the back side of Mount Prevost from the Copper Canyon fire. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

Minimal wildfire season a relief

But we’re never completely out of the woods and need to remain vigilant

A wildfire hit close to home last year on the back side of Mount Prevost from the Copper Canyon fire. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)
Work taking place at the end of Askew Creek Drive to extend the subdivision. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hysteria over trails unwarranted

Land being developed has always been private property

Work taking place at the end of Askew Creek Drive to extend the subdivision. (Photo by Don Bodger)
It was indeed a celebration at the Calvary Baptist Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Community events thriving again

Once the weather improves, things will really start heating up

It was indeed a celebration at the Calvary Baptist Church. (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan.

Tax hikes strains taking a big toll

Compounded amount over the last decade staggering

North Cowichan.
What's next for the St. Joseph's School building? (File photo by Don Bodger)

Community centre idea back in the forefront

Many residents see the former St. Joseph’s School as filling a need

What's next for the St. Joseph's School building? (File photo by Don Bodger)
Splish splash. Drivers hit a low point on the Trans Canada Highway where water pools heading north toward Henry Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pooling highway water a problem

Something has to be done on the Trans Canada Highway between Henry…

Splish splash. Drivers hit a low point on the Trans Canada Highway where water pools heading north toward Henry Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Liam Murray and Holly Hewitt prepare for the prom parade. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Glory of graduation takes precedence

Not the time for irrational behaviour or celebrations

Liam Murray and Holly Hewitt prepare for the prom parade. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Signage warning about a bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Photo by Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)

Bear sightings regular occurrence

It’s nothing new so put your phones away and leave them alone

Signage warning about a bear on the loose in Port Hardy. (Photo by Tyson Whitney/North Island Gazette)
What will the situation be like for tourism around Chemainus this summer? (Photo by Don Bodger)

Fuel prices a factor in tourism visits

Some people may choose not to travel far afield with increased costs

What will the situation be like for tourism around Chemainus this summer? (Photo by Don Bodger)
North Cowichan.

Yearly tax hikes becoming taxing

It’s time to hold the bottom line once current commitments are met

North Cowichan.
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
The train tracks in Duncan have been quiet since rail service stopped on the Island Corridor. (Photo by Andrea Rondeau/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
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