Editorials

The Beban Park social centre in Nanaimo will serve as a mass community clinic for immunizations. (News Bulletin photo)

Editorial: Every vaccine dose helps the cause for all of us

Enthusiasm indicates a lot of people want to be immunized, a lot of people will get immunized

March 8 is International Women’s Day. (Stock photo)

Editorial: International Women’s Day can inspire us to recommit to equality

Let’s call out sexism, amplify feminism and keep working toward equality

Views of Nanaimo, Newcastle Channel and the Strait of Georgia from the Nanaimo Parkway. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Editorial: We have a say in how our city of 100,000 grows

City of Nanaimo wants to hear from residents as transition from small town to big city continues

A long-term seniors’ care health-care worker receives the vaccine at a clinic on Vancouver Island last month. (Island Health photo)

Editorial: Patience required as we wait in vaccination line

Delays have caused some shuffling of plans, but deliveries of doses are on the way

A long-term seniors’ care health-care worker receives the vaccine at a clinic on Vancouver Island last month. (Island Health photo)
This coming Thursday, Jan. 28, is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and conversations about mental health would serve many of us well as the pandemic persists. (Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)
This coming Thursday, Jan. 28, is Bell Let’s Talk Day, and conversations about mental health would serve many of us well as the pandemic persists. (Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature last month. (B.C. government photo)

Editorial: Restrictions wearying, but we could be worse off

We’ve holed up this long and are holding up all right

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature last month. (B.C. government photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)

Editorial: We can resolve to limit what COVID-19 costs us

If we feel like we ‘lost a year’ in 2020, we can resolve for better in 2021

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria last week. (Island Health photo)
Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Respect the rest of us, heed holiday restrictions

So many are sacrificing tradition for the greater good

Provincial health officials have asked British Columbians not to gather with anyone outside their household or look for loopholes in health orders. (Stock photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)

Editorial: British Columbians asked to re-commit to COVID-19 fight

More than 1,100 cases over the last three days should strengthen our resolve

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)
Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford in September. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)

Editorial: Majority needs to work for all British Columbians

Concepts of co-operation change as we go from an NDP minority to a majority

Premier John Horgan heads to his ride following his announcement that there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford in September. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press photos)
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press photos)
Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Back-to-school during COVID-19 an all-new lesson

Throughout the pandemic, public health officials have tried to manage risk; here’s the next one

Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Stock photo)
Park-goers explore the shores at Piper’s Lagoon Park last year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic doesn’t mean summer is cancelled

Look for the News Bulletin’s tourism guide 101 Things to See and Do in Nanaimo inside today’s paper

Park-goers explore the shores at Piper’s Lagoon Park last year. (News Bulletin file photo)
EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally
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Editorial: Soda tax works if healthy choices are affordable

Soft drinks and other sugary beverages will be subject to PST starting July 1

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Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 26. (Stock photo)

Editorial: End vicious cycle of bullying

Pink Shirt Day began 13 years ago, but the anti-bullying message is still relevant today

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 26. (Stock photo)
Emergency services on scene at the intersection of Bowen and Meredith roads where two women were struck by a vehicle. (Submitted photo)

Editorial: We can all try to make Nanaimo’s streets safer

In crash reporting, we’re trying to use clear language, not apportion blame

Emergency services on scene at the intersection of Bowen and Meredith roads where two women were struck by a vehicle. (Submitted photo)
Ernie Sievewright and his wife Kay chose doctor-assisted death in January, 2017. (Black Press file)

Editorial: Have your say on changes to assisted dying law

In June of 2016 Canadians gained the right to physician assisted death — but there were caveats.

  • Jan 24, 2020
Ernie Sievewright and his wife Kay chose doctor-assisted death in January, 2017. (Black Press file)
Plans for the City of Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1. (S2 Architecture/City of Nanaimo image)

Editorial: Entrust committees with current city business

New environment committee, for example, qualified to discuss current events in city

Plans for the City of Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1. (S2 Architecture/City of Nanaimo image)
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Editorial: Minority government can work, and it has to

Co-operation being forced upon Canada’s political parties

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