Editorials

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

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…

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

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)
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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)
(Black Press file photo)

Canada’s Cannabis Conundrum

Ever since legalization back in October 2018, legalized cannabis has had mixed results.

(Black Press file photo)
Paul Manly of the Green Party, MP-elect, celebrates his byelection victory with family Monday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Editorial: Island important in fall election, too

Nanaimo-Ladysmith was the centre of attention for a little while in federal politics

Paul Manly of the Green Party, MP-elect, celebrates his byelection victory with family Monday. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Taking a break from screens for one night could be one example of a small victory, says the Canadian Mental Health Association, promoting its Celebrate Everyday Victories campaign for Mental Health Week. (Canadian Mental Health Association photo)
Taking a break from screens for one night could be one example of a small victory, says the Canadian Mental Health Association, promoting its Celebrate Everyday Victories campaign for Mental Health Week. (Canadian Mental Health Association photo)
Editorial: Just bring the goat back

Editorial: Just bring the goat back

Thieves have long targeted other domesticated pets such as dogs

  • May 2, 2019
Editorial: Just bring the goat back
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Editorial: Climate change is a good reason to cast a vote

Different choices around climate action and inaction will be on the ballot in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

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Illegal dumping is a problem in the Comox Valley. The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service has a new plan to address the issue. (File photo)

Editorial: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning on Vancouver Island

Heaps of clothing spilling out of garbage bags amidst grass and bushes.

  • Apr 15, 2019
Illegal dumping is a problem in the Comox Valley. The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service has a new plan to address the issue. (File photo)
EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets are what you make them

EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets are what you make them

Municipal budgets are perhaps the most democratic of all the forms of taxation

EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets are what you make them
One man was airlifted to hospital after a collision between a dump truck and a pickup truck in Ladysmith on Friday morning. (Photo by Capt. Kris Hill, North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department).

Driver habits need to change

Major accidents already on the highways should be a warning sign

One man was airlifted to hospital after a collision between a dump truck and a pickup truck in Ladysmith on Friday morning. (Photo by Capt. Kris Hill, North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department).
Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying

Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying

This is the time of year when our lakes are usually filled to capacity and beyond

  • Mar 24, 2019
Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying
EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs

EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs

We all need food, clothing and shelter first

  • Mar 21, 2019
EDITORIAL: Housing is one of our basic needs