Editorials

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

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

EDITORIAL: Victoria festival fun a Catch-22

City’s secret is out, perhaps even has been for a while now

EDITORIAL: ‘Dislike’ of homeless people a red herring

Negative actions of the few do little to engender empathy for plight of unhoused campers

  • Jul 19, 2018
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TeenWorks showcase to mark one year of the projects expansion

EDITORIAL: Bringing suicide into the light, before it happens

Recent public incidents a reminder for all of us to reach out when people are troubled

  • Jul 12, 2018

Public’s voice muted on fishing

If we want to have chinook salmon and killer whales around for…

  • Jul 10, 2018

EDITORIAL: Get ready for the new plastics reality in Victoria

Plastic bags not gone yet from store checkouts, but consumers should make alternative choices now

  • Jul 5, 2018

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

EDITORIAL: True, north, strong and free

Freedom. That’s the recurring theme the News team heard when we hit…

  • Jul 1, 2018

EDITORIAL: Improvements in firefighter safety can’t come quickly enough

The death of two former Victoria fire chiefs in 13 months a stark reminder of the job’s hazards

  • Jun 30, 2018

Saanich, Victoria need clarity in wording of referendum question

Historic meeting of two councils on referendum question for amalgamation

  • Jun 28, 2018

Hey Saanich, get real with pot

The approach of Saanich towards the pending legalization of recreational cannabis appears…

  • Jun 27, 2018

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018

EDITORIAL: Images of suffering children reflect new American reality

They’re sounds and images that could melt the coldest of hearts. But…

  • Jun 19, 2018

EDITORIAL: Blood donation a gift, but more so in summer

Canadian Blood Services calling for donors during traditionally quieter vacation season

  • Jun 11, 2018

EDITORIAL: BC SPCA’s horse and carriage recommendations seem extreme

Other options available rather than a blanket removal from Inner Harbour areas

  • Jun 6, 2018

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018

EDITORIAL: Racism can be hard to see

Last week the News broke a story of an Indigenous man who…

EDITORIAL: Enforcement the key to affecting change

Tenants will play a key role in making newly enacted renter protections work as intended

  • May 24, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018