Editorials

Editorial: Rainbow flag a positive step forward for Lake Cowichan

There was a time when being openly gay or lesbian in Lake Cowichan could be dangerous.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Editorial: Concerns of Duncan neighbourhoods inundated with homeless legitimate

Nobody would want this in their neighbourhood.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Editorial: Water bodies under stress from all directions

Our water bodies and all of the life they sustain are under increasing strain.

  • Jul 3, 2019
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Climate Action Strike in Duncan, B.C.
Shawnigan Lake waves farewell to summer at Elsie Miles Pavilion
Allenby Road house fire Sept. 16, 2019
Logger sports at the Cowichan Exhibition, Jack and Jill saw

Editorial: Duncan drug house bylaw promising

It’s been a perennial problem — drug houses operating in neighbourhoods.

  • Jun 28, 2019

Editorial: Time for action on national pharmacare plan, and what about dental and vision care?

The report calls for a basic plan for essential medications by 2022, and comprehensive list by 2027

  • Jun 26, 2019

Editorial: Whale of a win in parliament not the end of the fight

Whales and dolphins are amazing creatures.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Editorial: Time for action on national pharmacare plan

The report calls for a basic plan for essential medications by 2022, and comprehensive list by 2027

  • Jun 14, 2019

Editorial: We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by conserving water

It’s time to start considering before you haul out the power washer for any reason

  • Jun 12, 2019

Editorial: No after-hours vet care in Cowichan is bad news

One letter writer was worried about post-surgery complications that pets may experience.

  • Jun 7, 2019

Editorial: Learning the lessons of D-Day and the Second World War

It’s a crucial date in the history of the world.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Editorial: Don’t boil your best buddy in a hot car this summer

Consider how your dog feels shut up in that killing sauna

  • May 31, 2019

Editorial: We’d like to see clotheslines allowed for all

We’d like to see everyone have a clothesline rather than the other way around.

  • May 29, 2019

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

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