Editorials

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)
Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)

It’s time to vote for Nanaimo’s Best of the City

2021 survey includes more than a dozen new categories

Voting is open in the News Bulletin’s annual Best of the City survey. (News Bulletin image)
The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)

Editorial: Drought stresses need for water conservation

City of Nanaimo moves to Stage 3 water restrictions, asks residents to be water smart

The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)
Young people graduating in COVID-19 times have shown resilience. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Class of 2021 has shown smarts and resilience

Congratulations and good luck to Grade 12s who have persevered during the pandemic

Young people graduating in COVID-19 times have shown resilience. (Stock photo)
A progress Pride flag is wrapped around the Wednesday, June 2 issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Editorial: We can make progress during Pride Month

‘Progress’ Pride flag shows forward movement, but reminds that there’s still a ways to go

A progress Pride flag is wrapped around the Wednesday, June 2 issue of the Nanaimo News Bulletin.
A forested area of the Notch trail at Fairwinds Lakes District park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Editorial: Don’t wait for pandemic to end to protect planet

This Earth Day, April 22, think about ways to protect the environment and combat climate change

A forested area of the Notch trail at Fairwinds Lakes District park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
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

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

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

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