Editorials

Editorial: Derelicts must go — even if they’re on land

They don’t just annoy immediate neighbours, they become magnets for trouble

  • Sep 7, 2018

Editorial: Addressing weight in childhood worth the effort

One-third of children and two-thirds of adults in Canada are overweight.

  • Sep 5, 2018

Editorial: Is slipping on weeds really that big a hazard?

Some of us remember as youngsters happily spending hours making daisy chains in the school fields.

  • Aug 31, 2018
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Editorial: Tide has turned in fight to change attitudes about river garbage

Testament to what can be done when a problem is acknowledged and a commitment made to fixing it

  • Aug 29, 2018

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Editorial: We must do better than 15% contamination in the recycling

They’re running across things like broken glass and lighters, or the ever-disgusting used diapers

  • Aug 22, 2018

Editorial: People still taking risks as wildfires burn

It was a slap in the face.

  • Aug 15, 2018

Editorial: Time to think about running for local elections

So far few people have declared their candidacy

  • Aug 10, 2018

Editorial: In these days of drought, our water behaviours need to change

Looking forward, that leaves the river 60 days, or two months, short of water.

  • Aug 8, 2018

Editorial: Managing the change new hospital will bring to neighbourhood

The biggest change will come from the inevitable development around the hospital.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Editorial: Check out the ‘Citizen’s’ new size

Things are about to look a little different around here.

  • Aug 1, 2018

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Editorial: Cancelled trail project worth second look

First, it would be a shame to lose a provincial grant to help with this project.

  • Jul 27, 2018

Editorial: BC Games showcased what Cowichan can do

It took planning. It took vision. And most of all it took heart.

  • Jul 25, 2018

Editorial: Person-caused fires infuriating

We’ve also seen far too many cigarette ends discarded in bark mulch

  • Jul 20, 2018

Editorial: Merging of RCMP detachments seems likely

It also puts police a long way from the Malahat Highway 1 corridor

  • Jul 18, 2018

Editorial: Lifejackets: it’s even more uncool to die

Few people outside of young children make use of a personal flotation device

  • Jul 13, 2018

Editorial: Announcement means full steam ahead on new Cowichan hospital

The importance to the Cowichan Valley of having a hospital cannot be overstated.

  • Jul 11, 2018

Editorial: Have a heart, let the kids play in the street

There’s a misconception that’s been growing in our society over the decades: roads are only for cars

  • Jul 4, 2018