Editorials

This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

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
This lot on White Road in Duncan will be the site of a new supportive housing development. A similar facility will be built on Drinkwater Road in North Cowichan. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
(Citizen file)

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
(Citizen file)
Editorial: Why we should pay attention to year of water firsts

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
Editorial: Why we should pay attention to year of water firsts
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Plan for summer tubing good news for town

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
Plan for summer tubing good news for town
Editorial: What comes next for the homeless?

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: What comes next for the homeless?
Parents must decide whether to send their children back to school come June 1. (Citizen file)

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
Parents must decide whether to send their children back to school come June 1. (Citizen file)
Editorial: Paid sick leave a must going forward

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: Paid sick leave a must going forward
Editorial: Time to get excited about rail again

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: Time to get excited about rail again
Tubing has been banned on the Cowichan River this summer due to COVID-19. (file photo)

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
Tubing has been banned on the Cowichan River this summer due to COVID-19. (file photo)
Last summer, officials were forced to pump water over the weir at Cowichan Lake to maintain water flow in the Cowichan River, due to drought conditions. (Photo by Lexi Bainas/Lake Cowichan Gazette)

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
Last summer, officials were forced to pump water over the weir at Cowichan Lake to maintain water flow in the Cowichan River, due to drought conditions. (Photo by Lexi Bainas/Lake Cowichan Gazette)
Editorial: Schools opening for kids of essential service workers a much-needed helping hand

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: Schools opening for kids of essential service workers a much-needed helping hand
A sign of the times. Messages everywhere warn people to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Cheryl Trudell photo)

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
A sign of the times. Messages everywhere warn people to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Cheryl Trudell photo)
Editorial: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers

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: Foregoing backyard burning one small thing we can do for COVID-19 sufferers
Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

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: It’s never too early to think about water conservation
Editorial: Farmers Market no more danger to community than grocery store

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: Farmers Market no more danger to community than grocery store
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

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
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
Editorial: COVID-19 hits home in Cowichan with cancellations, closures

Editorial: COVID-19 hits home in Cowichan with cancellations, closures

This is the time when we must all, metaphorically, come together

  • Mar 18, 2020
Editorial: COVID-19 hits home in Cowichan with cancellations, closures
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
Broombusters are hoping to avoid a scenario such as this 2017 New Zealand roadside. (submitted photo)

Editorial: Time to get serious about broom busting

Scotch broom is a scourge here in the Cowichan Valley

  • Mar 13, 2020
Broombusters are hoping to avoid a scenario such as this 2017 New Zealand roadside. (submitted photo)
Editorial: Cowichan municipalities should look into in-pipe power generation

Editorial: Cowichan municipalities should look into in-pipe power generation

No mega-projects, with mega-budgets needed.

  • Mar 11, 2020
Editorial: Cowichan municipalities should look into in-pipe power generation