An election checklist

When deciding who to vote for, here are a few things Cowichan News Leader Pictorial editor John McKinley looks for.

Gas woes aren’t going to end

We need to start directing our society away from its reliance on gas.

MMBC should be put on hold

This is a program that needs to be put on hold and reconsidered in its entirety.

Ladysmith Watershed and Area Cleanup coming up April 12

The Ladysmith Sportsmen's Club is organizing a cleanup for April 12, starting at 9 a.m. from the Bush Creek Hatchery.

Cowichan hospital decision needs transparency

Officials need to be open with the public about the process for choosing the new Cowichan District Hospital site.

CVRD is making it easier to recycle

There seem to be a lot of positives with the newly-upgraded Peerless Road Recycling Centre in south Ladysmith.

Share the Spirit of Ladysmith

Nominations for the Spirit of Ladysmith Community Awards are due Wednesday, March 19.

The goal in hockey should be proviiding fun opportunities for kids

The one underlying ethic any hockey person buys into is that of teamwork.

Many questions raised about Couverdon boundary extension proposal

Couverdon is holding an open house Feb. 26 in Ladysmith, and this is a good opportunity to ask your questions and share your concerns.

Strait of Georgia will be a newsmaker in 2014

The waters off our coast will get a lot of attention this year, and rightly so.

Now’s a good time to start preparing for November’s civic election

Sure, Nov. 15 may seem like a long way off, but we need all 10 months to be prepared.

Five small town resolutions to build community spirit

A guest editorial offers resolutions to help the community build a bright and happy future together.

The B.C. NDP is doing its Official Opposition job well with the Senate issue

The NDP is doing some good Opposition work by putting the feet of the premier and the B.C. Liberals to the fire.

Nanaimo should look toward Cowichan when it comes to school matters

The assertion Nanaimo-Ladysmith's school district is doing something wrong while Cowichan is doing something right is probably correct.

The magic of Light Up

Reporter Ross Armour writes about experiencing his first Ladysmith Festival of Lights Light Up celebration.

Ferries should be free as part of our highway system

Make ferry use free then open all routes to private competition, says the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial.

Chronicle collecting Coins For Kids

Coins For Kids (formerly known as Pennies For Presents) supports the Christmas Cheer Fund and Christmas hampers.

Highway needs more than a few Band-Aids

Keep urging the powers-that-be to improve our roads, but take it upon yourself to drive safely.

It’s time to put Echo Heights on the shelf

Any plans to develop Echo Heights forest in Chemainus should be shelved for the forseeable future.

Time is right for leadership in education

It's time the province stopped treating school districts like prodigal songs on fixed allowances.