Editorials

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
The airport broke ground last week on a $15-million project to expand the terminal by about 60 per cent. Image submitted

Editorial: Airport terminal expansion could have spin-offs

Terminal expansion at Nanaimo Airport has potential to make real change to how people travel

The airport broke ground last week on a $15-million project to expand the terminal by about 60 per cent. Image submitted
Editorial: Spread the message of Earth Day’s meaning

Editorial: Spread the message of Earth Day’s meaning

Let’s maintain our motivation to make the natural world a better place

Editorial: Spread the message of Earth Day’s meaning
An off-street parking bylaw open house was held Tuesday night at the Beban Park social centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Editorial: New parking requirements provide a nudge

The City of Nanaimo is in the midst of reviewing its off-street parking bylaw

An off-street parking bylaw open house was held Tuesday night at the Beban Park social centre. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Editorial: Tents gone, homelessness hasn’t gone away

Editorial: Tents gone, homelessness hasn’t gone away

We’ll find out more about the community’s compassion toward homelessness

Editorial: Tents gone, homelessness hasn’t gone away
Students Nigel from Alberta and Devon from Victoria join the March for Our Lives protest on March 24. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS

Editorial: U.S. protests asking for the peace we all seek

Saturday’s protest marches in the U.S. asking for gun control were matched with events worldwide

Students Nigel from Alberta and Devon from Victoria join the March for Our Lives protest on March 24. Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS
Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time

Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time

Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 24, from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time
Editorial: Federal review is one part of a port solution

Editorial: Federal review is one part of a port solution

We shouldn’t expect that it will be any kind of be-all and end-all

Editorial: Federal review is one part of a port solution