Editorials

School is back in session starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, and motorists should take care as they will once again be sharing the road with children walking to and from school. (Black Press Media file photo)

Editorial: Help Nanaimo’s students arrive safely at school

ICBC issues safety reminders for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians

Emergency crews at a construction site near Nanaimo’s Barsby Park where a worker was injured two years ago. (News Bulletin file photo)
Emergency crews at a construction site near Nanaimo’s Barsby Park where a worker was injured two years ago. (News Bulletin file photo)
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Let’s improve planet’s prognosis this Earth Day

Earth Day Canada’s theme is ‘Call in Sick for Earth Day,’ recognizing ‘eco-anxiety’ people may feel

Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)
A needle in a naloxone kit. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Conversations about drug use can help save lives

Island Health campaign looks to combat stigma of drug use to encourage harm-reduction measures

A needle in a naloxone kit. (News Bulletin file photo)
International Women’s Day is March 8. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Call out gender inequality on International Women’s Day

Challenges great and small can be magnified for women who are more vulnerable due to inequalities

International Women’s Day is March 8. (Stock photo)
Firefighters and police comb through the wreckage of a home that exploded near downtown Nanaimo on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Editorial: If you smell or hear gas escaping, get outside

Fortis B.C. and Technical Safety B.C. offer natural gas safety tips

Firefighters and police comb through the wreckage of a home that exploded near downtown Nanaimo on Sunday, Feb. 27. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Maps showing the proposed development precincts within Sandstone lands in south Nanaimo, left, and concepts of possible alignment of buildings in the Bowers District in north Nanaimo (Seacliff Properties and Barefoot Planning and Design images)

Editorial: Major projects could guide growth in Nanaimo

Consider participating in public hearings for Sandstone and Green Thumb properties this month

Maps showing the proposed development precincts within Sandstone lands in south Nanaimo, left, and concepts of possible alignment of buildings in the Bowers District in north Nanaimo (Seacliff Properties and Barefoot Planning and Design images)
In Nanaimo, single-family home assessments are up 34 per cent from a year ago, on average. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Assessments underline B.C.’s housing crunch

Homeowners across B.C. saw their 2022 property assessments go through the roof

In Nanaimo, single-family home assessments are up 34 per cent from a year ago, on average. (News Bulletin file photo)
A snow plow on Uplands Drive on Dec. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Snow plowing raises questions about spending priorities

Readers in Nanaimo make complaints, pass along compliments

A snow plow on Uplands Drive on Dec. 24. (News Bulletin file photo)
If we’re feeling overwhelmed this Christmas, we’re not alone. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Let’s care for ourselves and each other this Christmas

We can find a balance and brighten the holidays for others without overextending ourselves

If we’re feeling overwhelmed this Christmas, we’re not alone. (Stock photo)
As always at this time of year, we’re asking readers to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, or at least try to look locally first. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Support local businesses this holiday season

Visiting shops in Nanaimo sure to spark gift ideas

As always at this time of year, we’re asking readers to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, or at least try to look locally first. (Stock photo)
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign started Nov. 25 and continues until Dec. 10. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Make spaces safe from gender-based violence

We should try to see hidden problem during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign started Nov. 25 and continues until Dec. 10. (Stock photo)
Ivana Lunardon distributes poppies in exchange for donations at Country Club Centre last week. With Remembrance Day tomorrow, Nov. 11, military veterans and civilian volunteers are supporting Royal Canadian Legion Branches during the annual Poppy Campaign, which raises money for Legion charitable programs that support veterans and the community. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Editorial: On Remembrance Day, take a moment to reflect

There are any number of ways for us to educate ourselves, hear war stories, learn lessons

Ivana Lunardon distributes poppies in exchange for donations at Country Club Centre last week. With Remembrance Day tomorrow, Nov. 11, military veterans and civilian volunteers are supporting Royal Canadian Legion Branches during the annual Poppy Campaign, which raises money for Legion charitable programs that support veterans and the community. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
City of Nanaimo council chambers. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Participate in city’s financial planning process

The City of Nanaimo has started work on its 2022 budget and is interested in public input

City of Nanaimo council chambers. (News Bulletin file photo)
Let’s take measures to keep trick-or-treaters in our community safe on Halloween and other dark, wet nights this fall and winter. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Take care when out and about on Halloween

Motorists should drive with extra care and trick-or-treaters should take measures to be seen

Let’s take measures to keep trick-or-treaters in our community safe on Halloween and other dark, wet nights this fall and winter. (Stock photo)
A map of events logged by Earthquakes Canada over the past six months. (Earthquakes Canada image)

Editorial: Earthquake preparedness takes a community

Great B.C. ShakeOut is this Thursday, Oct. 21

A map of events logged by Earthquakes Canada over the past six months. (Earthquakes Canada image)
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
Election day is Sept. 20, and it's easy to find good reasons to go cast a ballot. (Stock photo)
The federal election will be Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic campaign should capture our interest

Election will give Canadians a say about what we want and need from our political leaders

The federal election will be Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file photo)
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