Editorials

Editorial: Time for action on national pharmacare plan

The report calls for a basic plan for essential medications by 2022, and comprehensive list by 2027

  • Jun 14, 2019

Editorial: Whale of a win in parliament not the end of the fight

Whales and dolphins are amazing creatures.

  • Jun 12, 2019

Editorial: No after-hours vet care in Cowichan is bad news

One letter writer was worried about post-surgery complications that pets may experience.

  • Jun 7, 2019

Editorial: Learning the lessons of D-Day and the Second World War

It’s a crucial date in the history of the world.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Editorial: Don’t boil your best buddy in a hot car this summer

Consider how your dog feels shut up in that killing sauna

  • May 31, 2019

Editorial: We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by conserving water

It’s time to start considering before you haul out the power washer for any reason

  • May 29, 2019
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Editorial: Move to shorten parking times in downtown Duncan a miscalculation

Parking in downtown Duncan is a longstanding problem.

  • May 24, 2019

Editorial: Proposed pot buffer makes no sense for a small town like Lake Cowichan

We’re not going to stop children and teens from knowing that marijuana exists.

  • May 22, 2019

Editorial: Opioid crisis coming to a beach near you in Cowichan

Worryingly, carfentanil was detected in more than one quarter of the fentanyl detected deaths.

  • May 17, 2019

Editorial: We’d like to see clotheslines allowed for all

We’d like to see everyone have a clothesline rather than the other way around.

  • May 15, 2019

Editorial: We must put the brakes on extinction crisis, if only for our own survival

One million plant and animal species around the world are threatened with extinction.

  • May 10, 2019

Editorial: Cost of pay parking at new Cowichan hospital would be too high

This is not the status quo at most hospitals these days

  • May 8, 2019

Editorial: We need real investment, not another transportation study

Also needed is stubborn political will to see it through

  • May 3, 2019

Editorial: Just take the goat back

Thieves have long targeted other domesticated pets such as dogs

  • May 1, 2019

Editorial: Put the phone away — just try it

Have you ever been at a restaurant with someone who won’t stop looking at their phone?

  • Apr 26, 2019

Editorial: Tree protection bylaw for North Cowichan overdue

One of the things that the most desirable neighbourhoods often share in various communities is trees

  • Apr 24, 2019

Editorial: Cowichan has a garbage problem

Some 2,700 pounds of garbage has been collected.

  • Apr 19, 2019

Editorial: Plenty of alternatives to plastic straws

Plastics have their place in our society, but right now there are far too many of them

  • Apr 17, 2019

Editorial: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning in Cowichan Valley

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

  • Apr 12, 2019

Editorial: Crashes should prompt us to evaluate our own driving behaviours

It’s easy when you’re behind the wheel to go on autopilot.

  • Apr 10, 2019