Editorials

EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis

EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis

With too many drug overdoses and deaths, best way still to reduce risk is abstinence

  • Aug 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis
Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)

Infrastructure improvements not fast enough

McKenzie interchange, Blue Water Bridge, among many others are moving at a snail’s pace. Why?

Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)
Staging the Commonwealth Games again in Victoria would have brought the community together in various ways, but organizers of the 2022 Games bid simply ran out of time to sell their good ideas to the public. Wikimedia Commons

EDITORIAL: Best of intentions not enough for Victoria’s Games bid

Plenty of good ideas and outcomes in plan, but buy-in from the masses lacking

  • Aug 29, 2017
Staging the Commonwealth Games again in Victoria would have brought the community together in various ways, but organizers of the 2022 Games bid simply ran out of time to sell their good ideas to the public. Wikimedia Commons
David Black speaks to the media during a press conference at his house about Greater Victoria’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The bid committee chair wants to address concerns residents have about the cost of hosting the Games. Arnold Lim/Black Press

EDITORIAL: Games enthusiasm captured on video

Victoria 2022 bid committee chair Black has ammunition to counter naysayers

David Black speaks to the media during a press conference at his house about Greater Victoria’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The bid committee chair wants to address concerns residents have about the cost of hosting the Games. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: Dragon Boat Festival provides inspiration in Victoria

This weekend’s event features competition, courage and culture

Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now

EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now

Island Health’s strategy to help prevent overdose deaths makes sense

  • Aug 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’
Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria

Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria

Despite housing a larger number than currently on site, this proposal makes sense

Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria
Editorial: Be careful what you wish for

Editorial: Be careful what you wish for

In politics, things take much longer to happen than you think they…

Editorial: Be careful what you wish for
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

Careless behaviour costs us all

  • Jul 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

Careless behaviour costs us all

  • Jul 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you
EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake

EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake

Budget contraints don’t cut it when lives are at risk

  • Jul 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake
Emergency crews are scrambling to contain wildfires in Interior. Black Press files

EDITORIAL: Helping fire victims from Victoria is a phone call or mouse click away

Red Cross on the ground in affected areas and at the ready for your donations

  • Jul 13, 2017
Emergency crews are scrambling to contain wildfires in Interior. Black Press files
The decision to increase the minimum space between marijuana dispensaries in the rezoning and licensing process is a way of the City of Victoria to regain control over who operates a business in the city. Victoria News file photo

EDITORIAL: City of Victoria taking back regulatory control with pot shop decision

Reaction to public outcry, change to rules paralells situation with liquor retail stores in 2000s

  • Jul 11, 2017
The decision to increase the minimum space between marijuana dispensaries in the rezoning and licensing process is a way of the City of Victoria to regain control over who operates a business in the city. Victoria News file photo
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

As we head to the polls May 9, there is only one…

  • May 8, 2017
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

OUR VIEW: CPR improves the odds

Getting trained in how to use CPR involves a mindset going into it, that you are determined to act responsibly.

OUR VIEW: Votes matter on the Saanich Peninsula

Less than two months from now, B.C. residents will go to the polls to vote in the May 9 provincial election.

OUR VIEW: Second chance society

Canada’s justice system has a kind of “second chance” element built into it.

OUR VIEW: The art of discovery

Sidney councillor Barbara Fallot is probably right: arts endeavours on the Saanich Peninsula are probably under-appreciated.

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