Editorials

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

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: Don’t boil your best buddy in a hot car this summer
Editorial: We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by conserving water

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
Editorial: We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by conserving water
Editorial: Move to shorten parking times in downtown Duncan a miscalculation

Editorial: Move to shorten parking times in downtown Duncan a miscalculation

Parking in downtown Duncan is a longstanding problem.

  • May 24, 2019
Editorial: Move to shorten parking times in downtown Duncan a miscalculation
Editorial: Proposed pot buffer makes no sense for a small town like Lake Cowichan

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: Proposed pot buffer makes no sense for a small town like Lake Cowichan
Editorial: Opioid crisis coming to a beach near you in Cowichan

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: Opioid crisis coming to a beach near you in Cowichan
Editorial: We’d like to see clotheslines allowed for all

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’d like to see clotheslines allowed for all
(Black Press file)

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
(Black Press file)
Editorial: Cost of pay parking at new Cowichan hospital would be too high

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: Cost of pay parking at new Cowichan hospital would be too high
Editorial: We need real investment, not another transportation study

Editorial: We need real investment, not another transportation study

Also needed is stubborn political will to see it through

  • May 3, 2019
Editorial: We need real investment, not another transportation study
Editorial: Just take the goat back

Editorial: Just take the goat back

Thieves have long targeted other domesticated pets such as dogs

  • May 1, 2019
Editorial: Just take the goat back
Editorial: Put the phone away — just try it

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: Put the phone away — just try it
Editorial: Tree protection bylaw for North Cowichan overdue

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: Tree protection bylaw for North Cowichan overdue
Editorial: Cowichan has a garbage problem

Editorial: Cowichan has a garbage problem

Some 2,700 pounds of garbage has been collected.

  • Apr 19, 2019
Editorial: Cowichan has a garbage problem
Editorial: Plenty of alternatives to plastic straws

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: Plenty of alternatives to plastic straws
Editorial: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning in Cowichan Valley

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: Time for a #TrashTag spring cleaning in Cowichan Valley
Editorial: Crashes should prompt us to evaluate our own driving behaviours

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: Crashes should prompt us to evaluate our own driving behaviours
Editorial: Archaic backyard burning a health hazard and needs to stop

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: Archaic backyard burning a health hazard and needs to stop
Editorial: Time to take vaping pitfalls seriously

Editorial: Time to take vaping pitfalls seriously

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

  • Apr 3, 2019
Editorial: Time to take vaping pitfalls seriously
Editorial: How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

Editorial: How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

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

  • Mar 29, 2019
Editorial: How many Earths does your lifestyle require?
Editorial: Cowichan Valley failed the water conservation challenge

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: Cowichan Valley failed the water conservation challenge