Editorials

Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)

Infrastructure improvements not fast enough

McKenzie interchange, Blue Water Bridge, among many others are moving at a snail’s pace. Why?

Traffic jams will only get worse and worse as major arteries remain the same, number of vehicles grow every year. (File photo)
Staging the Commonwealth Games again in Victoria would have brought the community together in various ways, but organizers of the 2022 Games bid simply ran out of time to sell their good ideas to the public. Wikimedia Commons

EDITORIAL: Best of intentions not enough for Victoria’s Games bid

Plenty of good ideas and outcomes in plan, but buy-in from the masses lacking

  • Aug 29, 2017
Staging the Commonwealth Games again in Victoria would have brought the community together in various ways, but organizers of the 2022 Games bid simply ran out of time to sell their good ideas to the public. Wikimedia Commons
David Black speaks to the media during a press conference at his house about Greater Victoria’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The bid committee chair wants to address concerns residents have about the cost of hosting the Games. Arnold Lim/Black Press

EDITORIAL: Games enthusiasm captured on video

Victoria 2022 bid committee chair Black has ammunition to counter naysayers

David Black speaks to the media during a press conference at his house about Greater Victoria’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The bid committee chair wants to address concerns residents have about the cost of hosting the Games. Arnold Lim/Black Press
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Quality Foods tests new shopping cart cleaner
The "Chalk Fairy"
The "Chalk Fairy"
Penny Hart issues plea for help to find her son Sean
Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: Dragon Boat Festival provides inspiration in Victoria

This weekend’s event features competition, courage and culture

Dragon boat paddlers make their way through the Selkirk waters during a practice night. The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes over the Inner Harbour this weekend, Friday through Sunday, with races and land-based elements. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now

EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now

Island Health’s strategy to help prevent overdose deaths makes sense

  • Aug 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Drug use tips the right idea for now
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’
The tent city homeless camp sprung up on the Victoria Law Courts back lawn partly in protest to the lack of housing options available here. While many units have opened up since tent city shut down, some people are back sleeping in city parks. Victoria News files

EDITORIAL : Victoria parks camping rules need to be enforced

Public parks not there for free tourist accommodation

  • Aug 15, 2017
The tent city homeless camp sprung up on the Victoria Law Courts back lawn partly in protest to the lack of housing options available here. While many units have opened up since tent city shut down, some people are back sleeping in city parks. Victoria News files
Victoria News welcomes new reporter Lauren Boothby
Victoria News welcomes new reporter Lauren Boothby
Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria

Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria

Despite housing a larger number than currently on site, this proposal makes sense

Mount Edward supportive housing plan right for Victoria
CFB Esquimalt (this year’s change of command shown here) remains an integral part of the makeup of the community of Esquimalt, but residents are doing their best to expand on what it has to offer. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging

EDITORIAL: Esquimalt continues to make waves

Community working hard to transform itself into a welcoming place of opportunities

CFB Esquimalt (this year’s change of command shown here) remains an integral part of the makeup of the community of Esquimalt, but residents are doing their best to expand on what it has to offer. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging
Keeping the 150 Party Going in Esquimalt

Keeping the 150 Party Going in Esquimalt

Canada 150 is a year-long celebration and we are keeping the party…

  • Jul 21, 2017
Keeping the 150 Party Going in Esquimalt
Editorial: Be careful what you wish for

Editorial: Be careful what you wish for

In politics, things take much longer to happen than you think they…

Editorial: Be careful what you wish for
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

Careless behaviour costs us all

  • Jul 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you

Careless behaviour costs us all

  • Jul 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protecting our forests starts with you
EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake

EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake

Budget contraints don’t cut it when lives are at risk

  • Jul 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: The CRD needs to take a close look at lifeguards at Thetis Lake
Emergency crews are scrambling to contain wildfires in Interior. Black Press files

EDITORIAL: Helping fire victims from Victoria is a phone call or mouse click away

Red Cross on the ground in affected areas and at the ready for your donations

  • Jul 13, 2017
Emergency crews are scrambling to contain wildfires in Interior. Black Press files
The decision to increase the minimum space between marijuana dispensaries in the rezoning and licensing process is a way of the City of Victoria to regain control over who operates a business in the city. Victoria News file photo

EDITORIAL: City of Victoria taking back regulatory control with pot shop decision

Reaction to public outcry, change to rules paralells situation with liquor retail stores in 2000s

  • Jul 11, 2017
The decision to increase the minimum space between marijuana dispensaries in the rezoning and licensing process is a way of the City of Victoria to regain control over who operates a business in the city. Victoria News file photo
Local libraries are ahead of the curve

Local libraries are ahead of the curve

New resources give card holders access to the digital world

  • Jul 6, 2017
Local libraries are ahead of the curve
NDP leader John Horgan, photographed in the legislature prior to the BC Liberals’ Speech from Throne, is poised to become premier this week. Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press

EDITORIAL: Not hopeful about level of debate in legislature

Once government is sorted out, there’s plenty of room for improvement

  • Jun 28, 2017
NDP leader John Horgan, photographed in the legislature prior to the BC Liberals’ Speech from Throne, is poised to become premier this week. Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press
EDITORIAL: Supervised consumption sites must be close to users in Victoria

EDITORIAL: Supervised consumption sites must be close to users in Victoria

Having two facilities within a block of each other makes sense

  • Jun 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Supervised consumption sites must be close to users in Victoria