Editorials

A tear rolls down through the colors of the Ukrainian flag on the cheek of Ukranian Oleksandra Yashan of Arlington, Va., as she becomes emotional during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Editorial: Ukrainians seeing true loss of freedom

Imagine waking up one day, thinking it to be a normal day,…

  • Mar 4, 2022
Conceptual site plan for a large housing development on Rocky Creek Road. (Graphic from Ladysmith town council’s Beb. 1 agenda package)

EDITORIAL: Ladysmith has a clear need for the Rocky Creek Road development

The proposed 282-unit development at Rocky Creek can be a step in…

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EDITORIAL: jobs are easy to find in Ladysmith but there is nowhere to house employees

Solutions are needed for housing availability and the growing cost of living

Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Editorial: Housing situation grim in Ladysmith, but efforts are being made to fix it

Many people in town are working hard to make the community more affordable and sustainable.

Photo by Elvert Barnes/Flickr
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EDITORIAL: Zero vacancy in Ladysmith is cause for concern and action

A zero per cent vacancy rate should be cause for great concern…

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The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)

EDITORIAL: Single affordable unit at Churchill Place would be a missed opportunity for Ladysmith

Housing report calls for town to acquire all possible space for affordable housing

The Town of Ladysmith will hold a public hearing regarding proposed zoning at Churchill Place. (Chronicle photo)
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EDITORIAL: The role of a journalist when misinformation runs rampant

It is more important now than ever for readers to be able to trust the news

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EDITORIAL: Island labour shortage reflects deeper problems

Vancouver Island is facing a huge labour shortage, which a lot of…

  • Oct 7, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Election wastes $600 million for nothing

The most costly election in Canadian history and voters did not even have an appetite for change

  • Sep 27, 2021
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The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit estimates that 175 crashes happen every day in B.C. (Black Press file photo)

Treat collisions like COVID

COVID-19 has shown that public behaviours can influence public health outcomes

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit estimates that 175 crashes happen every day in B.C. (Black Press file photo)
An anti-racism rally took to the streets of downtown Victoria Monday, June 1, in solidarity with movements taking place across the U.S. and Canada. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)

Canada has a colour blindness problem when it comes to anti-black racism

It is time for Canada to cast a critical eye on racial inequality

An anti-racism rally took to the streets of downtown Victoria Monday, June 1, in solidarity with movements taking place across the U.S. and Canada. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 26. (Stock photo)

Editorial: End vicious cycle of bullying

Pink Shirt Day began 13 years ago, but the anti-bullying message is still relevant today

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 26. (Stock photo)
The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed the legal challenge to Ottawa’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion a second time. (Canadian Press photo)

OPINION: It’s not worth it to keep fighting the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

No opposition, no matter how entrenched, can prevent the project from moving forward

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed the legal challenge to Ottawa’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion a second time. (Canadian Press photo)
Snow and cold is part of our national identity

Snow and cold is part of our national identity

When Islanders comment on snow and cold, the rest of Canada returns a chilled laugh

Snow and cold is part of our national identity
Social apps on an iPhone screen (Pexels photo)

EDITORIAL: You don’t have to use social media, but you should be aware of what’s out there and who’s using it

In a time where a tweet can change the world, it’s important to know what’s happening online

Social apps on an iPhone screen (Pexels photo)
Cherry did not outright say that immigrants are the ones he’s targeting. He also did not specifically target racialized Canadians, but we all know that’s exactly who he meant (Canadian Press photo)

What Don Cherry said is racist, and here’s why

Good riddance, Mr. Cherry. If only this had come 10 years sooner

Cherry did not outright say that immigrants are the ones he’s targeting. He also did not specifically target racialized Canadians, but we all know that’s exactly who he meant (Canadian Press photo)
Screen time can be both harmful and helpful

Screen time can be both harmful and helpful

People have never spent so much time in front of screens as…

Screen time can be both harmful and helpful
How to spot money laundering in B.C. (Robert Kernachan)

OPINION: Era of rampant money laundering leaves B.C. complacent in wake of reports

Seemingly every day new details come out surrounding money laundering in this province

How to spot money laundering in B.C. (Robert Kernachan)
Summer grilling with Chef Heidi Fink. (Lia Crowe photography)

Summer is on its way, get out and enjoy it

With any luck, this summer won’t be all about forest fires and air quality advisories.

Summer grilling with Chef Heidi Fink. (Lia Crowe photography)