Editorials

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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Editorial: There are compelling reasons to cast a ballot

Parties and leaders have something important to say, and so do we, if we take the time to vote

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Editorial: Election rules must not preclude climate debate

Editorial: Election rules must not preclude climate debate

Climate change has to be a talking point leading up to Oct. 21 federal election

Editorial: Election rules must not preclude climate debate
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Editorial: Employers, workers need to guard against heat exhaustion

Hotter temperatures in summer months can lead to heat-related ailments

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National overshoot day chart (Global Footprint Network photo)

Editorial: Canada consuming more than its share of Earth’s resources

July 29 earliest ‘Earth overshoot day’ in history, Canada’s overshoot day is even earlier

National overshoot day chart (Global Footprint Network photo)
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Editorial: Overloading electrical outlets isn’t worth the risk

Technical Safety B.C. passes along safety tips after power strip malfunction causes house fire

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Southern resident orcas off the west coast of Vancouver Island earlier this month. (DFO Pacific/Twitter)

Editorial: Admire killer whales, but from a distance

Boaters need to make an effort to stay 200 metres from killer whales

Southern resident orcas off the west coast of Vancouver Island earlier this month. (DFO Pacific/Twitter)
A re-zoning application for a cannabis retail store at 4061 Norwell Dr. was denied by Nanaimo city council on Monday. (CITY OF NANAIMO image)

Editorial: Council inconsistent on pot shop criteria

Flexibility on guidelines an indication that cannabis retail store re-zoning process has gaps

A re-zoning application for a cannabis retail store at 4061 Norwell Dr. was denied by Nanaimo city council on Monday. (CITY OF NANAIMO image)
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Editorial: Take time for a little flag-waving on Canada Day

It’s a useful exercise to acknowledge the things we like about the place we live

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