Editorials

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)
EDITORIAL: A road reminder as kids return to school

EDITORIAL: A road reminder as kids return to school

With many of us trying to make the most of the dwindling…

  • Sep 2, 2017
EDITORIAL: A road reminder as kids return to school
The call to strike references to John A. Macdonald in various places in Canada for his treatment of aboriginal people is similar to the anger over celebrating Confederate Civil War leaders in the U.S. Image contributed

EDITORIAL: Rewriting history simply complicated

John A. Macdonald statue need not come down, but Indigenous leaders deserve equal treatment

The call to strike references to John A. Macdonald in various places in Canada for his treatment of aboriginal people is similar to the anger over celebrating Confederate Civil War leaders in the U.S. Image contributed
EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis

EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis

With too many drug overdoses and deaths, best way still to reduce risk is abstinence

  • Aug 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: Overdose awareness day illustrates public health crisis
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
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
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