Editorials

Crofton was lost in the shuffle on the BC Hydro website. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus, Crofton lost in the shuffle

No mention at first on BC Hydro website during recent power outage

Cartoonist Rob Kernachan digs into the archives.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2000

This one’s from the former Cowichan News Leader

  • Oct 22, 2020
There won’t be any border crossings going on this year for seasoned snowbirds. (Black Press file photo)

Economy boost likely from the snowbirds

Many deciding to stay home with options for heading south more limited

Rob Kernachan cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 1999

The same can particularly be said in this economy with COVID

Rob Kernachan cartoonist.

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 1996

Political scene doesn’t really change from one election to another

  • Oct 8, 2020

Firefighters, newspapers share important status

This week really does matter for two significant reasons

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Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2001

Reducing waste always an issue

  • Oct 1, 2020

More events hit by COVID’s wrath

Tour de Rock doesn’t pack the same punch for obvious reasons

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2017

What was happening then is pertinent again with recent wildfire smoke

  • Sep 24, 2020

What’s the point of this election?

It might make political sense, but totally wrong during a pandemic

Clean air can’t be taken for granted

Wildfires are a major concern to our daily lives when conditions don’t clear the smoke

Driving offenses far too abundant

Our dangerous and congested highway is no place to act foolishly

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2014

Poking fun at long weekends in an offering that stands the test of time

  • Sep 10, 2020

Parents weighing school options

Back to class in September has never looked anything like this

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2018

Saltair cartoonist digs into his vault of gems

  • Aug 28, 2020

Homeless wreaking havoc on communities

Free housing, drugs making matters worse

Education on COVID doesn’t stop defiance

Enforcement needs to happen for people not obeying strict rules

Pro sports diverts attention from COVID

Hockey in August has turned out to be very exciting

Pointing lasers at aircraft despicable act

The consequences of those actions can be extremely serious

Fire bans should cover all summer

Allowing campfires still a threat to our forests as much as open burning