Editorials

The Copper Canyon wildfire resulted in a State of Local Emergency in August.

Summer brought drought, wildfires

Stressful times during the last few months

 

Highway workers.

EDITORIAL – Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • Jul 8, 2021

 

Traffic is going to be busy enough, but whenever there’s any accidents on the Trans Canada Highway this summer the back-ups will be brutal. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Summer overload sure to happen

Traffic volume will be at a ridiculous level on the highway

 

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Worrisome time amid a pandemic

Huge drain on finances, rising criminal activity among the concerns

Police have been kept busy dealing with a crime spree throughout the pandemic in North Cowichan/Duncan and elsewhere. (Photo by Don Bodger)
What would Maple Mountain look like without beautiful trees to line the hiking trails? (Photo by Chris Istace)

Editorial: Time to put trees on the agenda

Trees make communities better

  • May 14, 2021
What would Maple Mountain look like without beautiful trees to line the hiking trails? (Photo by Chris Istace)
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full on Friday, and…

  • Apr 28, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)

Song reminds us about positives

Subject matter can always be turned around to lift our spirits

The old Chemainus sawmill loading shed being torn down. (Photo courtesy Chemainus Valley Museum)
Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)

Distracted driving still a big issue

Campaign in March aimed at getting people to leave their phones alone

Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)

Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day happening on Feb. 24

  • Feb 25, 2021
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)
Municipality of North Cowichan.

Best to keep dogs on their leashes

New spaces to let them roam free not a good idea

Municipality of North Cowichan.
Paid sick leave a must going forward

Paid sick leave a must going forward

The chickens are coming home to roost, so to speak, on this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 28, 2020
Paid sick leave a must going forward
A sign of the times. Messages everywhere warn people to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

COVID-19: we’re not out of the woods yet

Now is the time to be hopeful, absolutely. But it’s not yet the time to go out and have a big party

  • Apr 17, 2020
A sign of the times. Messages everywhere warn people to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally