Editorials

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
Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival on Sunday. Including First Nations in local Canada 150 celebrations is an important step in ongoing relationship building. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Shared Canada 150 celebrations simply feel good

Inclusion of First Nations in events, planning, is an evolution in relationship

  • Jun 22, 2017
Git Hayetsk, representing the traditional dances of the Haida, Haisla, Tahltan, Tlingit, Lil’wat and Musqueam nations, perform outside the Royal B.C. Museum at the Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival on Sunday. Including First Nations in local Canada 150 celebrations is an important step in ongoing relationship building. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Council may be frustrated with further delays on the Johnson Street bridge project, but they must bear some responsibility in the state of contract deliverance and cost overruns.

Talk is cheap, bridge delays are not in Victoria

City council needs to show leadership on this potentially election-defining issue

  • Jun 20, 2017
Council may be frustrated with further delays on the Johnson Street bridge project, but they must bear some responsibility in the state of contract deliverance and cost overruns.
New VicPD chief is the right person for the job

New VicPD chief is the right person for the job

Del Manak is a homegrown cop who worked hard to reach the top job in Victoria

  • Jun 16, 2017
New VicPD chief is the right person for the job
Council putting its stamp on city history

Council putting its stamp on city history

Whether you like or hate it, more bike lanes are coming to…

Council putting its stamp on city history
Cyclists ride along the Galloping Goose Trail on Wednesday morning in Victoria. Thousands of cyclists will participate in the annual Bike to Work Week, which continues until June 4. Bike to Work Week began in Greater Victoria in 1995 with the objectives of raising the profile of commuter cycling and introducing new people to the benefits of cycling to work. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

EDITORIAL: Cycling’s popularity lasts more than a week in Victoria

Bike to Work Week Victoria illustrates the demand for cycling infrastructure

  • May 31, 2017
Cyclists ride along the Galloping Goose Trail on Wednesday morning in Victoria. Thousands of cyclists will participate in the annual Bike to Work Week, which continues until June 4. Bike to Work Week began in Greater Victoria in 1995 with the objectives of raising the profile of commuter cycling and introducing new people to the benefits of cycling to work. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
Chief’s message: What should your police force look like?

Chief’s message: What should your police force look like?

By acting Victoria police chief Del Manak The month of May is…

  • May 12, 2017
Chief’s message: What should your police force look like?
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

As we head to the polls May 9, there is only one…

  • May 8, 2017
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast
How the city is taking action on cannabis dispensaries

How the city is taking action on cannabis dispensaries

Many people wonder why and how the city is regulating, rather than just closing them down

How the city is taking action on cannabis dispensaries
Overdose crisis impacts us all

Overdose crisis impacts us all

It’s a story no journalist ever wants to write, but one that…

Overdose crisis impacts us all

B.C. should be concerned about NDP’s Leap Manifesto

Jim Shepard has been the CEO and/or chair of some of B.C.’s largest companies and organizations.

  • Apr 21, 2017

Learn to communicate with newcomers

New app will help everyone in the community.

  • Apr 19, 2017
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. Contributed photo

Mayor’s message: Housing challenges? Housing solutions

Everyone is aware of the low rental vacancy rate in Victoria right…

  • Apr 7, 2017
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. Contributed photo
Log sales to China have increased along with lumber exports

BC VIEWS: Forest policies need to add up

Log exports to China have surged along with lumber sales, which are far more valuable and keep sawmills going

  • Apr 4, 2017
Log sales to China have increased along with lumber exports
Premier Christy Clark introduces UBC president Santa Ono (right) as the province's advisor on innovation

BC VIEWS: Politicians can’t direct innovation

Ottawa has more than 140 programs to encourage innovation, and B.C. is getting on the bandwagon

  • Mar 28, 2017
Premier Christy Clark introduces UBC president Santa Ono (right) as the province's advisor on innovation
Lt. Governor Judith Guichon arrives to present the throne speech to begin the latest session of the B.C. legislature Feb. 14. The legislature adjourned last week to prepare for the May 9 election.

BC VIEWS: A graveyard of political visions

BC Liberals as cynical as ever, Greens and NDP target industry with endangered species legislation

  • Mar 21, 2017
Lt. Governor Judith Guichon arrives to present the throne speech to begin the latest session of the B.C. legislature Feb. 14. The legislature adjourned last week to prepare for the May 9 election.
Residential care homes in B.C. are getting increased care aides

BC VIEWS: Bonus baths for B.C. seniors

Health Minister Terry Lake blames Ottawa for delay in increasing care home staff, but that doesn't add up

Residential care homes in B.C. are getting increased care aides
Giant grizzly bear is deflated after protest demanding endangered species legislation last week. It followed minutes after another protest and petition warning against paid donations of blood plasma.

BC VIEWS: Fake news and the blood system

Labour groups claim paid donations to supply plasma-derived drugs are a health hazard, but BC already uses them from the U.S.

  • Mar 7, 2017
Giant grizzly bear is deflated after protest demanding endangered species legislation last week. It followed minutes after another protest and petition warning against paid donations of blood plasma.