Editorials

Editorial: Byelection will bring ideas and representation

Editorial: Byelection will bring ideas and representation

Nanaimo-Ladysmith will be better served with an MP than with no MP

Editorial: Byelection will bring ideas and representation
An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 parked at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in May 2018. The federal government on Mar. 13 grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft indefinitely due to safety concerns. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)

Editorial: Banning new 737 planes had to be done

Canada joined a host of other nations in implementing some form of a ban

An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8 parked at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in May 2018. The federal government on Mar. 13 grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft indefinitely due to safety concerns. (Nicholas Pescod/News Bulletin)
International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8, and one of the global themes being presented this year is ‘Balance for Better.’ Stock photo

Editorial: We can strive for better balance for women

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8

International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8, and one of the global themes being presented this year is ‘Balance for Better.’ Stock photo
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Sports car crashes into lamp post, rolls down hill behind Nanaimo mall
There are fresh fish to catch in Nanaimo's lakes
One person hurt as pickup and compact car crash at Bowen and Wakesiah
Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the ways people think about place
This Wednesday, Feb. 27, is Pink Shirt Day, when a lot of people will be clad in shades of pink to show awareness about bullying and determination to oppose it. Photo submitted

EDITORIAL: Don’t look away when bullying is happening

In the digital age, cyberbullying is a click away

This Wednesday, Feb. 27, is Pink Shirt Day, when a lot of people will be clad in shades of pink to show awareness about bullying and determination to oppose it. Photo submitted
Premier John Horgan speaks about housing affordability last month in Nanaimo. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Editorial: British Columbians depending on affordability promises

Following last month’s campaigning, throne speech introduces coming initiatives

Premier John Horgan speaks about housing affordability last month in Nanaimo. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Today, the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative is continuing its efforts of trying to spark conversations about mental health. BELL LET’S TALK photo

Editorial: Questions and answers matter to mental health

Bell Let’s Talk Day challenges us to have meaningful conversations

Today, the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative is continuing its efforts of trying to spark conversations about mental health. BELL LET’S TALK photo
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EDITORIAL: Vote, and be assured that your vote matters

Provincial byelection for the Nanaimo riding happens Wednesday, Jan. 30

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Monday’s Forum for Millennial Leadership debate. An all-candidates’ meeting hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is tonight, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre. NEWS BULLETIN File photo

Editorial: Debate will let us compare candidates’ promises and personalities

All-candidates’ meeting is tonight, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre

Monday’s Forum for Millennial Leadership debate. An all-candidates’ meeting hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is tonight, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre. NEWS BULLETIN File photo
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Editorial: Federal byelection, if it happens, is no reason for voter fatigue

If indeed a byelection is called to choose a Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, we might as well embrace it

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Editorial: New year’s resolutions are generally worth a try

If the idea of a new year offers new motivation, then we might as well be motivated

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EDITORIAL: We need to make the most of first-past-the-post

It will be interesting to see if failed referendum impacts provincial politics in the new year

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Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health, announced Wednesday the province’s commitment to building a new ICU facility at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a cost of $33.85 million. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health, announced Wednesday the province’s commitment to building a new ICU facility at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for a cost of $33.85 million. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)
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Editorial: Enjoy well-lit and warm homes, and do so safely

Nov. 24-30, is National Home Fire Safety Week in Canada

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Whatever the will of the voters turns out to be, we’ll have a say in determining what electoral system we feel will work best for us. BLACK PRESS file photo

Editorial: Electoral reform would retain some of what works

We’ll have a say in determining what electoral system we feel will work best for us

Whatever the will of the voters turns out to be, we’ll have a say in determining what electoral system we feel will work best for us. BLACK PRESS file photo
City of Nanaimo mayor-elect Leonard Krog speaks at a press conference earlier this week. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Editorial: Party politics shouldn’t come into play on council

We hope there’s enough of a range of viewpoints so as to create the discussion and debate

City of Nanaimo mayor-elect Leonard Krog speaks at a press conference earlier this week. CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
City of Nanaimo mayoral candidates Ray Farmere, left, Don Hubbard and Leonard Krog have been invited to a debate tonight, Oct. 9, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Photo submitted and Black Press file photos

Editorial: Campaign now a sprint toward next week’s vote

Mayoral debate is tonight, Oct. 9, at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

City of Nanaimo mayoral candidates Ray Farmere, left, Don Hubbard and Leonard Krog have been invited to a debate tonight, Oct. 9, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Photo submitted and Black Press file photos
An image from an ad in the News Bulletin for an all-candidates’ meeting on housing and homelessness this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre.

Editorial: Campaign’s focus turns to housing and homelessness

Affordable housing and homelessness debate takes place Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Beban Park

An image from an ad in the News Bulletin for an all-candidates’ meeting on housing and homelessness this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beban Park social centre.
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Editorial: Back to school brings new learning opportunities

We hope for equal education opportunities for everyone

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to the podium to speak at the end of a cabinet retreat in Nanaimo last week. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Editorial: Government has to work for Nanaimo and Canada

Cabinet meetings in the Harbour City could help the region’s profile with politicians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to the podium to speak at the end of a cabinet retreat in Nanaimo last week. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook