Editorials

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

Editorial: Archaic backyard burning a health hazard and needs to stop

There’s still a blight on this idyllic scene — smoke.

  • Apr 5, 2019

Editorial: Time to take vaping pitfalls seriously

It’s kind of amazing that companies have convinced a whole new generation…

  • Apr 3, 2019
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The Hamlets development in Duncan is under construction
744 (Cowichan) Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 56th annual review June 1, 2019

Editorial: How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

It’s easy to ignore that our lifestyles are not particularly sustainable.

  • Mar 29, 2019

Editorial: Cowichan Valley failed the water conservation challenge

The only area that came anywhere close to the goal was Cowichan Bay

  • Mar 27, 2019

Editorial: City of Duncan’s expansion dreams will likely be dashed

The city’s tiny geographic footprint, one square mile, the smallest city in Canada, is a problem

  • Mar 22, 2019

Editorial: Blaming girls’ clothing for boys’ behaviour dangerous nonsense

We didn’t think anyone would actually come right out and say such…

  • Mar 20, 2019

Editorial: Hate and violence over Teddy trial appalling

We read the comments on our story about Seymour’s appeal and were appalled

  • Mar 15, 2019

Editorial: Low water levels in Cowichan Lake worrying

This is the time of year when the lake is usually filled to capacity and beyond.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Editorial: Malahat Skywalk has exciting potential for Cowichan Valley

We can see tourists flocking to such an experience.

  • Mar 8, 2019

Editorial: Budget time: don’t freak out immediately

It’s important to find out where in the budgeting process that local council is.

  • Mar 6, 2019

Signs of progress

We’re showing some signs of progress in decreasing poverty

  • Mar 1, 2019

Editorial: The facts speak for themselves: get vaccinated

People need to take a serious look at the effects of measles: loss of hearing, death

  • Feb 27, 2019

Editorial: RCMP have their focus in the right place: drugs

There’s a lot of money involved in illegal drugs; some are doing very well off the misery of others.

  • Feb 22, 2019

Editorial: Do you know what to do if faced with medical emergency?

Would you even know that they needed help?

  • Feb 20, 2019

Editorial: Invasive species a problem that didn’t need to be

You see, parrot’s feather didn’t just naturally sprout in the area.

  • Feb 15, 2019

Editorial: A few winter driving pet peeves

No matter how nice it is outside in January, we can’t count…

  • Feb 13, 2019

Editorial: Duncan cutting off its nose to spite its face with unilateral funding cut

It’s well worth the $30,000 the City of Duncan contributes annually.

  • Feb 8, 2019

Editorial: Barriers to get beyond emergency shelter

Ideally, folks using the homeless shelters will move on to more sustainable housing situations.

  • Feb 6, 2019

Editorial: Forest Discovery Centre needs our help after devastating storm

After trees came down, the repair work must begin on important Valley attraction

  • Feb 1, 2019