Editorials

EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

Liberal government makes big promises, if people are willing to wait

  • Nov 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony

EDITORIAL: Many opportunities to learn more about veterans’ experiences

Connecting with those who have served a good way to build understanding

  • Nov 10, 2017
Canadians serving in peacekeeping roles in Kosovo are among the local veterans being honoured on Remembrance Day. Photo courtesy Rick Anthony
EDITORIAL: Smartphones driving many to distraction

EDITORIAL: Smartphones driving many to distraction

ICBC, province hope even steeper distracted driving penalties sends stronger message

  • Nov 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Smartphones driving many to distraction
EDITORIAL: City of Victoria aims to protect greater good with STR policy

EDITORIAL: City of Victoria aims to protect greater good with STR policy

Creating rules to regulate use of extra space by those with that luxury is a natural step

  • Nov 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: City of Victoria aims to protect greater good with STR policy
Editorial: Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Editorial: Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Don’t forget to fall back an hour Sunday morning (Nov. 5)

Editorial: Love it or hate it, Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend
EDITORIAL: Inmates perform community service behind the scenes

EDITORIAL: Inmates perform community service behind the scenes

For many of the inmates at William Head, the road to restitution,…

  • Oct 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inmates perform community service behind the scenes
Langford resident Patrick Simonean cycles to work along Fort Street, where the City’s second dedicated two-way downtown bike corridor will be available by 2018. Tim Collins/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: We’ll judge Victoria’s new bike lane project by cyclists’ usage

Construction will cause congestion along busy Fort Street corridor for a while

  • Oct 26, 2017
Langford resident Patrick Simonean cycles to work along Fort Street, where the City’s second dedicated two-way downtown bike corridor will be available by 2018. Tim Collins/Victoria News
EDITORIAL: School speed zones exist for a reason

EDITORIAL: School speed zones exist for a reason

When the Sooke RCMP set up their speed enforcement officers outside Journey…

  • Oct 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: School speed zones exist for a reason
EDITORIAL: Gord Downie – Canada’s man in Canada’s band

EDITORIAL: Gord Downie – Canada’s man in Canada’s band

A nation mourns the passing of the Tragically Hip’s iconic frontman

EDITORIAL: Gord Downie – Canada’s man in Canada’s band
EDITORIAL: Silence the wrong course of action

EDITORIAL: Silence the wrong course of action

Accounts of young people being beaten, hazed and harassed date back centuries…

  • Oct 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Silence the wrong course of action
Street and private lot parking around Victoria’s downtown core is being slowly reduced, but City parkades remain a good option for people coming downtown. The City of Victoria insists it is helping provide a solution to traffic issues by allowing for more residential density downtown. victoria.ca

EDITORIAL: Don’t blame Victoria for reduced parking downtown

City takes brunt of complaints from outliers, while contributing to solution through urban density

  • Oct 16, 2017
Street and private lot parking around Victoria’s downtown core is being slowly reduced, but City parkades remain a good option for people coming downtown. The City of Victoria insists it is helping provide a solution to traffic issues by allowing for more residential density downtown. victoria.ca
EDITORIAL: Inclusion in public, exclusion in private

EDITORIAL: Inclusion in public, exclusion in private

Those in charge of hiring need to park their prejudices at the door

  • Oct 4, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inclusion in public, exclusion in private
One reader would like to see the province fill gaps left by Greyhound’s reduced service in B.C. File photo

B.C. government should create a provincial bus service

Greyhound’s reduced service will begin to affect communities, reader writes

One reader would like to see the province fill gaps left by Greyhound’s reduced service in B.C. File photo
The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the site of a deadly shooting on Sunday, where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured at a concert. mandalaybay.com

EDITORIAL: Armed attack in Vegas strikes close to home

VicPD chief was among the Victoria-area residents in the area at the time

  • Oct 2, 2017
The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was the site of a deadly shooting on Sunday, where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured at a concert. mandalaybay.com
EDITORIAL: Super unnatural Atlantic salmon

EDITORIAL: Super unnatural Atlantic salmon

Sooke council’s decision to prohibit ocean-based invasive salmon in local waters, while…

  • Sep 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: Super unnatural Atlantic salmon
Victoria News multimedia journalists Lauren Boothby (left) and Kristyn Anthony flank editor Don Descoteau as they illustrate the various platforms via which readers can connect with us. A new Facebook page logo redesign is reflective of our new approach to bring you more news, community, sports, plus arts and culture stories where you like to read them. Arnold Lim/Black Press

EDITORIAL: Digital frontier wide open at Victoria News

Breaking news web-based approach compliments community newspaper well

  • Sep 18, 2017
Victoria News multimedia journalists Lauren Boothby (left) and Kristyn Anthony flank editor Don Descoteau as they illustrate the various platforms via which readers can connect with us. A new Facebook page logo redesign is reflective of our new approach to bring you more news, community, sports, plus arts and culture stories where you like to read them. Arnold Lim/Black Press
EDITORIAL: Getting back to ‘normal’ depends on one’s circumstances

EDITORIAL: Getting back to ‘normal’ depends on one’s circumstances

United Way campaign brings light to the need to help others

EDITORIAL: Getting back to ‘normal’ depends on one’s circumstances
A motorbike involved in a motor vehicle incident lays on Boleskine Road at 1:13 p.m. on Monday afternoon.                                File photo

Editorial: Tragedy strikes again with motorbike crash

Monday’s fatal crash on Boleskine Road proved again there’s little room for…

  • Sep 13, 2017
A motorbike involved in a motor vehicle incident lays on Boleskine Road at 1:13 p.m. on Monday afternoon.                                File photo
Dress codes at Greater Victoria School District schools is an ongoing discussion. A proposed policy that removes dress code from a school’s code of conduct has good intentions but appears to force administrators to take matters into their own hands if need be. iStock photo

EDITORIAL: School dress codes a tricky balancing act

Greater Victoria district grapples with creating an appropriate policy

  • Sep 12, 2017
Dress codes at Greater Victoria School District schools is an ongoing discussion. A proposed policy that removes dress code from a school’s code of conduct has good intentions but appears to force administrators to take matters into their own hands if need be. iStock photo
Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered recently from a single Victoria home huddle together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)

EDITORIAL: Caring for pets a tricky business at times

Animals in crisis have been in the news this week

Five of the more than 50 cats surrendered recently from a single Victoria home huddle together. Most of the cats have upper respiratory and eye infections, and need serious dental work. (Photo courtesy of Victoria BC SPCA)