Editorials

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
EDITORIAL: Statue’s removal stokes divisions

EDITORIAL: Statue’s removal stokes divisions

Removal of John A. Macdonald statue serves as political wedge

EDITORIAL: Statue’s removal stokes divisions
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens

EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens

Recent public incidents a reminder for all of us to reach out when people are troubled

  • Jul 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens
Public’s voice muted on fishing

Public’s voice muted on fishing

If we want to have chinook salmon and killer whales around for…

  • Jul 10, 2018
Public’s voice muted on fishing
Sidney’s current fire hall. The Town plans to sell the property to help offset the cost of the new community safety building. (Steven Heywood/file photo)

EDITORIAL: Density, done right, is no enemy of charm

High land costs mean tough choices for politicians and developers

  • Jul 5, 2018
Sidney’s current fire hall. The Town plans to sell the property to help offset the cost of the new community safety building. (Steven Heywood/file photo)
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Council will still have to ratify the temporary referendum question about a citizens’ assembly studying the pros and cons of amalgamation that will appear on the 2018 municipal election ballot.

Saanich, Victoria need clarity in wording of referendum question

Historic meeting of two councils on referendum question for amalgamation

  • Jun 28, 2018
Council will still have to ratify the temporary referendum question about a citizens’ assembly studying the pros and cons of amalgamation that will appear on the 2018 municipal election ballot.
Hey Saanich, get real with pot

Hey Saanich, get real with pot

The approach of Saanich towards the pending legalization of recreational cannabis appears…

  • Jun 27, 2018
Hey Saanich, get real with pot
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
EDITORIAL: Images of suffering children reflect new American reality

EDITORIAL: Images of suffering children reflect new American reality

They’re sounds and images that could melt the coldest of hearts. But…

  • Jun 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Images of suffering children reflect new American reality
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
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EDITORIAL: Enforcement the key to affecting change

Tenants will play a key role in making newly enacted renter protections work as intended

  • May 24, 2018
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EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

The cards were stacked against him when B.C. Premier John Horgan sat…

  • Apr 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Humboldt crash a stark reminder of potential road risks

Greater Victoria junior hockey teams log many miles in a season on the buses

  • Apr 8, 2018
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

Saanich must supplement bylaw revisions with other measures

Saanich’s decision to crack down on abandoned garbage in public parks is…

  • Apr 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

Victoria Fire Department deserves a new No. 1 hall after 50-plus years

  • Mar 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

The B.C. Green Party leader has reignited an age-old question in the…

  • Mar 17, 2018
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time
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