Editorials

Single use checkout bags are one of the plastic items on the list that will be banned in Canada starting in 2021. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Federal plastic ban a good start — but just a start

Canadians toss out 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

  • Oct 15, 2020

Editorial: Celebrating the hard work of our firefighters

It is the community firefighters who are going to show up and save the day.

  • Oct 8, 2020

Editorial: $6.5 million for health care badly needed

Help is on the way for people in the Cowichan Valley without a family doctor.

  • Oct 1, 2020

Editorial: Pandemic election will be a challenge

We hope our citizens will step up. Voting is both our right and our duty.

  • Sep 24, 2020

Editorial: Tiny houses should be an option in Cowichan

We are missing the boat by not enabling the building of tiny houses.

  • Sep 17, 2020

Editorial: Don’t be a deadbeat animal owner

How many cats get left behind when somebody moves?

  • Sep 10, 2020
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Editorial: Housing continuity for Cowichan’s homeless just makes sense

Doing this in a seamless manner is the best answer

  • Aug 27, 2020

Editorial: 2020 respite doesn’t mean we can take water for granted

It’s not something we can take as a sign of things to come

  • Aug 20, 2020

Editorial: Mask wearing: innocuous advice has turned into polarizing war

Somehow, this innocuous recommendation has become a polarizing war for some.

  • Aug 13, 2020

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file.

  • Aug 6, 2020

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

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