Editorials

Editorial: $6.5 million for health care badly needed

Help is on the way for people in the Cowichan Valley without a family doctor.

  • Sep 24, 2020

 

Editorial: Tiny houses should be an option in Cowichan

We are missing the boat by not enabling the building of tiny houses.

  • Sep 17, 2020

 

Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner

How many cats get left behind when somebody moves?

  • Sep 10, 2020

 

Fall is on its way, and change is in the air

The B.C. Back to School plan was released on July 29

Editorial: 2020 respite doesn’t mean we can take water for granted

It’s not something we can take as a sign of things to come

  • Aug 20, 2020

Editorial: Mask wearing: innocuous advice has turned into polarizing war

Somehow, this innocuous recommendation has become a polarizing war for some.

  • Aug 13, 2020

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file.

  • Aug 6, 2020

Editorial: Inaction on homelessness costs money

The study determined that homeless people with mental illness generate high costs for society

Now is not the time to slack off on virus prevention

Now is not the time to be less careful, now is the…

  • Jul 16, 2020

Editorial: Alternative approval process is not the enemy

Not everything should go to a referendum.

  • Jul 9, 2020

Editorial: Give supportive housing the chance to work

Housing first is important, because it can help people to get out of survival mode

  • Jul 2, 2020

Editorial: Opioid crisis hits us in the face in May; what are we going to do about it?

Thus far, we have largely treated opioid addiction and use as a crime problem

  • Jun 25, 2020

Editorial: Why we should pay attention to year of water firsts

We need to pay attention, because these are not one-off events.

  • Jun 18, 2020

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

  • May 28, 2020

Editorial: 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 21, 2020

Editorial: Time to get excited about rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 14, 2020

Editorial: Ban on tubing Cowichan River may be impossible to enforce

There are long stretches of the river that fall outside of the Town of Lake Cowichan’s boundaries

  • May 7, 2020

Editorial: Start of work on new weir at Cowichan Lake good news

The problem is that the weir that we have can only do so much.

  • Apr 30, 2020

Editorial: 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 16, 2020

Editorial: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers

All jurisdictions in the Cowichan Valley are under no-burn orders at this time.

  • Apr 9, 2020