Editorials

Editorial: Inaction on homelessness costs money

The study determined that homeless people with mental illness generate high costs for society

Editorial: Feeding wild animals a terrible idea

The thing is, you’re not helping it by feeding it.

  • Jul 23, 2020

Editorial: Now is not the time to slack off on virus prevention

Worldwide, the pandemic is worsening.

  • Jul 16, 2020

Editorial: Alternative approval process is not the enemy

Not everything should go to a referendum.

  • Jul 9, 2020

Editorial: Give supportive housing the chance to work

Housing first is important, because it can help people to get out of survival mode

  • Jul 2, 2020

Editorial: Opioid crisis hits us in the face in May; what are we going to do about it?

Thus far, we have largely treated opioid addiction and use as a crime problem

  • Jun 25, 2020
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Editorial: Why we should pay attention to year of water firsts

We need to pay attention, because these are not one-off events.

  • Jun 18, 2020

Plan for summer tubing good news for town

Town of Lake Cowichan businesses can sure use a few more people through the doors.

  • Jun 11, 2020

Editorial: What comes next for the homeless?

We hope there is a plan in the works to make this housing-for-all push more permanent.

  • Jun 4, 2020

Editorial: Minimal risk in sending kids back to school

Time to poke our heads out of our comfortable nests and venture out into the world again.

  • May 28, 2020

Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

The chickens are coming home to roost, so to speak, on this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • May 21, 2020

Editorial: Time to get excited about rail again

We have long been proponents of getting the Island Rail Corridor back up and running

  • May 14, 2020

Editorial: Ban on tubing Cowichan River may be impossible to enforce

There are long stretches of the river that fall outside of the Town of Lake Cowichan’s boundaries

  • May 7, 2020

Editorial: Start of work on new weir at Cowichan Lake good news

The problem is that the weir that we have can only do so much.

  • Apr 30, 2020

Editorial: Schools opening for kids of essential service workers a much-needed helping hand

It comes down to this: we need out frontline workers.

  • Apr 23, 2020

Editorial: COVID-19: we’re not out of the woods yet

Now is the time to be hopeful, absolutely. But it’s not yet the time to go out and have a big party

  • Apr 16, 2020

Editorial: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers

All jurisdictions in the Cowichan Valley are under no-burn orders at this time.

  • Apr 9, 2020

Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

The weir at Cowichan Lake resumed operations for 2020 on March 18.

  • Apr 2, 2020

Editorial: Farmers Market no more danger to community than grocery store

Fortunately, sanity prevailed and the market went ahead on Saturday

  • Mar 26, 2020

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

Island Health should be more forthcoming about where on the Island cases are confirmed

  • Mar 20, 2020