Editorials

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

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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)
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