Editorials

Editorial: Move to shorten parking times in downtown Duncan a miscalculation

Parking in downtown Duncan is a longstanding problem.

  • May 24, 2019

Editorial: Seniors home for Lake Cowichan good investment

Many people in the Lake area have lived here their entire lives.

  • May 22, 2019

Editorial: Opioid crisis coming to a beach near you in Cowichan

Worryingly, carfentanil was detected in more than one quarter of the fentanyl detected deaths.

  • May 17, 2019

Editorial: 3 fires and counting: we need to smarten up

This is extremely worrying, and does not bode well for fire season here in Cowichan this summer.

  • May 15, 2019

Editorial: We must put the brakes on extinction crisis, if only for our own survival

One million plant and animal species around the world are threatened with extinction.

  • May 10, 2019

Editorial: Proposed pot buffer makes no sense for a small town like Lake Cowichan

We’re not going to stop children and teens from knowing that marijuana exists.

  • May 8, 2019
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Celebration for opening of IWA annex at Lake Cowichan museum
Holiday weekend talent show packs 'em in at Lake Cowichan
Heritage Days truck parade at Lake Cowichan
Bike parade fun at Lake Cowichan Heritage Days

Editorial: We need real investment, not another transportation study

Also needed is stubborn political will to see it through

  • May 3, 2019

Editorial: Just take the goat back

Thieves have long targeted other domesticated pets such as dogs

  • May 1, 2019

Editorial: Put the phone away — just try it

Have you ever been at a restaurant with someone who won’t stop looking at their phone?

  • Apr 26, 2019

Editorial: Tree protection bylaw for North Cowichan overdue

One of the things that the most desirable neighbourhoods often share in various communities is trees

  • Apr 24, 2019

Editorial: Cowichan has a garbage problem

Some 2,700 pounds of garbage has been collected.

  • Apr 19, 2019

Editorial: Plenty of alternatives to plastic straws

Plastics have their place in our society, but right now there are far too many of them

  • Apr 17, 2019

Editorial: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning in Cowichan Valley

Heaps of clothing spilling out of garbage bags amidst grass and bushes.

  • Apr 12, 2019

Editorial: Crashes should prompt us to evaluate our own driving behaviours

It’s easy when you’re behind the wheel to go on autopilot.

  • Apr 10, 2019

Editorial: Archaic backyard burning a health hazard and needs to stop

There’s still a blight on this idyllic scene — smoke.

  • Apr 5, 2019

Editorial: Cowichan Valley failed the water conservation challenge

The only area that came anywhere close to the goal was Cowichan Bay

  • Apr 3, 2019

Editorial: How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

It’s easy to ignore that our lifestyles are not particularly sustainable.

  • Mar 29, 2019

Editorial: Blaming girls’ clothing for boys’ behaviour dangerous nonsense

We didn’t think anyone would actually come right out and say such…

  • Mar 27, 2019

Editorial: City of Duncan’s expansion dreams will likely be dashed

The city’s tiny geographic footprint, one square mile, the smallest city in Canada, is a problem

  • Mar 22, 2019

Editorial: Passionate people keep communities humming

Organizers say there is no danger that Lake Days will be cancelled in 2019.

  • Mar 20, 2019