Editorials

Canadian Blood Services is calling for more donors to cover off the traditionally quieter summer donation season. (Black Press files)

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

Canadian Blood Services calling for donors during traditionally quieter vacation season

  • Jun 11, 2018
Canadian Blood Services is calling for more donors to cover off the traditionally quieter summer donation season. (Black Press files)
The operators of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours and Victoria Carriage Tours may face additional scrutiny and major changes with Victoria council considering BC SPCA recommendations further regulating the industry. Arnold Lim/Black Press

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
The operators of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours and Victoria Carriage Tours may face additional scrutiny and major changes with Victoria council considering BC SPCA recommendations further regulating the industry. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
EDITORIAL: Racism can be hard to see

EDITORIAL: Racism can be hard to see

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

EDITORIAL: Racism can be hard to see
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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
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EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

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: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

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
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
EDITORIAL: Youth need safe supports in an increasingly hectic world

EDITORIAL: Youth need safe supports in an increasingly hectic world

Kids these days. None of us adults truly know what it’s like…

  • May 3, 2018
EDITORIAL: Youth need safe supports in an increasingly hectic world
EDITORIAL: Living wage a misnomer; where’s the quality of life?

EDITORIAL: Living wage a misnomer; where’s the quality of life?

So, as of today the living wage in Victoria is $20.50 per…

  • Apr 26, 2018
EDITORIAL: Living wage a misnomer; where’s the quality of life?
The City of Duncan and the Municipality of North Cowichan will jointly hold a referendum in June on their amalgamation, but getting to that point in Greater Victoria requires far deeper research. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Greater Victoria amalgamation no magic bullet

Taxpaying citizens need to ask tough questions of both sides in debate

  • Apr 24, 2018
The City of Duncan and the Municipality of North Cowichan will jointly hold a referendum in June on their amalgamation, but getting to that point in Greater Victoria requires far deeper research. (File photo)
A protester on the lawn of the B.C. legislature expresses opposition to SOGI, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity resources used by school districts across the province in the name of inclusion. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

EDITORIAL: Legislature a hotspot for protest

The lawns may well be the best place for opposing groups to discuss the issues

  • Apr 24, 2018
A protester on the lawn of the B.C. legislature expresses opposition to SOGI, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity resources used by school districts across the province in the name of inclusion. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

The cards were stacked against him when B.C. Premier John Horgan sat…

  • Apr 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Humboldt crash a stark reminder of potential road risks

Greater Victoria junior hockey teams log many miles in a season on the buses

  • Apr 8, 2018
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

Saanich must supplement bylaw revisions with other measures

Saanich’s decision to crack down on abandoned garbage in public parks is…

  • Apr 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

City’s iconic high school faces uncertain, but safer future

  • Apr 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?
Students from Esquimalt High School powered their way to the FIRST Robotics World Championship after competing at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. Facebook

EDITORIAL: The kids are more than alright

The late Whitney Houston may have been well ahead of her time…

  • Mar 21, 2018
Students from Esquimalt High School powered their way to the FIRST Robotics World Championship after competing at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre last week. Facebook
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

Victoria Fire Department deserves a new No. 1 hall after 50-plus years

  • Mar 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

The B.C. Green Party leader has reignited an age-old question in the…

  • Mar 17, 2018
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time
Songhees Wellness Centre, home to the Songhees Innovation Centre. Photo courtesy of Camosun AV Services

EDITORIAL: Indigenous identity a right, not a privilege

In the past few weeks, the News has brought readers two stories…

  • Mar 15, 2018
Songhees Wellness Centre, home to the Songhees Innovation Centre. Photo courtesy of Camosun AV Services
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

Neighbourhood input can sometimes derail good projects

  • Mar 6, 2018
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils
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