Editorials

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Editorial: Fire shows impacts of choices in the outdoors

We’re united against fire – and anyone who carelessly causes one

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The Tuesday and Thursday issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin this week.

Editorial: Nanaimo News Bulletin shifting its shape

Starting today, Aug. 2, the Nanaimo News Bulletin has a new look

The Tuesday and Thursday issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin this week.
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
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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
Bathtub racer Brandon Leigh nears the finish line at the 2017 Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. NEWS BULLETIN file

Editorial: Be a fan of our unofficial civic sport, bathtubbing

Nanaimo’ Bathtub Weekend starts today, July 20, and culminates with the great race Sunday, July 22

Bathtub racer Brandon Leigh nears the finish line at the 2017 Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. NEWS BULLETIN file
Free clothing racks at Our Place Society in Victoria, a drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness. BLACK PRESS file photo

Editorial: Drop-in centre presents some different solutions

A drop-in centre with an array of services would present chances for people to make connections

Free clothing racks at Our Place Society in Victoria, a drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness. BLACK PRESS file photo
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Editorial: Renter protection is needed more than ever

It’s more important than ever to ensure measures are in place to secure the homes people do have

  • Jul 16, 2018
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Editorial: Community takes ownership of our public art

Editorial: Community takes ownership of our public art

Case of the stolen Rock Dragon shows Nanaimo cares about its temporary public art

Editorial: Community takes ownership of our public art
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature is in today’s print issue and will be rolled out throughout the day on our website. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin photos

EDITORIAL: All Nanaimo’s bright grads should be proud

News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature returns today

The News Bulletin’s Best and Brightest special feature is in today’s print issue and will be rolled out throughout the day on our website. CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin photos
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Last year’s pride parade in Nanaimo. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Editorial: Pride week is more than a parade and a party

This year’s pride theme is ‘unity through diversity’

Last year’s pride parade in Nanaimo. NEWS BULLETIN file photo
Editorial: Join us in looking back and looking forward

Editorial: Join us in looking back and looking forward

Special sections published today: 101 Things to See and Do in Nanaimo and 30 Years in Our Community

Editorial: Join us in looking back and looking forward
Discontent City campers protest the removal of a gate from the site Tuesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin

Editorial: Second tent city will bring different outcomes

Discontent City was set up at Esplanade and Front Street last week

Discontent City campers protest the removal of a gate from the site Tuesday. NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin
Editorial: Interim CAO won’t just be a short-term steward

Editorial: Interim CAO won’t just be a short-term steward

The city has been without a chief administrative officer since the end of January

Editorial: Interim CAO won’t just be a short-term steward
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
Editorial: 30 years of readership greatly appreciated

Editorial: 30 years of readership greatly appreciated

Nanaimo News Bulletin published its first issue May 2, 1988

Editorial: 30 years of readership greatly appreciated
A sign board set up at the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy expo at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday. News Bulletin photo

Editorial: Affordable housing won’t happen on its own

We should be thinking about affordable housing as Nanaimo quickly grows outward, inward and upward

A sign board set up at the Nanaimo Affordable Housing Strategy expo at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday. News Bulletin photo
City council, at its meeting Monday, demanded further changes to the budget at a time when staff members sure seemed like they wanted to see it going ahead as amended. CITY OF NANAIMO image/photo illustration

Editorial: Council’s last budget will have election takeaways

At this late date, there might be few options for limiting the tax increase

  • Apr 26, 2018
City council, at its meeting Monday, demanded further changes to the budget at a time when staff members sure seemed like they wanted to see it going ahead as amended. CITY OF NANAIMO image/photo illustration