Editorials

The current Nanaimo Recycling Exchange site on Kenworth Road. The NRE hopes for a new depot nearby, but it’s asking for $6.05 million from the City of Nanaimo for construction. NEWS BULLETIN file

Editorial: Depot can’t be built without plan in place

The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange continues to teeter closer toward closure

The current Nanaimo Recycling Exchange site on Kenworth Road. The NRE hopes for a new depot nearby, but it’s asking for $6.05 million from the City of Nanaimo for construction. NEWS BULLETIN file
Emmanuel Alviar, front, was among homeless people and advocates who set up camp on the front lawn of Nanaimo city hall Monday to protest lack of housing and facilities for the city’s homeless population. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Editorial: Homelessness being protested, rightfully

The frustration some feel on the issue is understandable

Emmanuel Alviar, front, was among homeless people and advocates who set up camp on the front lawn of Nanaimo city hall Monday to protest lack of housing and facilities for the city’s homeless population. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)
Editorial: Tide turning toward equality

Editorial: Tide turning toward equality

International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8

Editorial: Tide turning toward equality
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
Editorial: Ferry riders catch a break

Editorial: Ferry riders catch a break

Sailing waits remain a fact of life, but the wait for free ferry rides for seniors is almost over

Editorial: Ferry riders catch a break
Andrew Wilkinson celebrates Saturday after being chosen the next leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Editorial: B.C. Liberals choose their direction

With Andrew Wilkinson elected party leader, the B.C. Liberals have chosen a course correction

Andrew Wilkinson celebrates Saturday after being chosen the next leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
The more we feel comfortable talking about our mental health, the more deeply we can delve into it and think about how we’re feeling and talk about how we’re feeling. STOCK PHOTO

Editorial: Let’s talk about mental health

The more we feel comfortable talking about our mental health, the more deeply we can delve into it

The more we feel comfortable talking about our mental health, the more deeply we can delve into it and think about how we’re feeling and talk about how we’re feeling. STOCK PHOTO
Among the many excellent signs at Saturday’s Nanaimo Women March On, one of the most important messages read, “I’m with her,” with arrows pointing every which way. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Editorial: March toward equal rights for women

All Canadians have our charter rights, but those rights aren’t respected equally

Among the many excellent signs at Saturday’s Nanaimo Women March On, one of the most important messages read, “I’m with her,” with arrows pointing every which way. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
EDITORIAL: Mental health requires care over the holidays

EDITORIAL: Mental health requires care over the holidays

The Christmas season can be a time of increased stress

  • Dec 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Mental health requires care over the holidays
B.C. Liberal Party leadership candidates include Todd Stone, left, Andrew Wilkinson, Dianne Watts, Michael Lee, Sam Sullivan and Mike de Jong. (The News Bulletin)

Editorial: B.C. Liberals look to Island

The B.C. Liberal Party isn’t sure it got its message across on the Island in the last election

B.C. Liberal Party leadership candidates include Todd Stone, left, Andrew Wilkinson, Dianne Watts, Michael Lee, Sam Sullivan and Mike de Jong. (The News Bulletin)
Campbell Tinning’s Canadian Graves at the Gothic Line. CWM 1910261-5423 Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Canadian War Museum image.

Editorial: Find a way to remember

It would do a disservice to the soldiers of years past to forget the things they fought for

Campbell Tinning’s Canadian Graves at the Gothic Line. CWM 1910261-5423 Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Canadian War Museum image.

Editorial: Island can lead on clean tech

The transition to cleaner technology is coming one way or another

Artists renderings of what a new Nanaimo Recycling Exchange might look like. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Recycle with right intent

The future of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange has become a situation that stands to impact residents

Artists renderings of what a new Nanaimo Recycling Exchange might look like. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Mental Illness Awareness Week started Sunday and continues until Saturday (Oct. 7). (Stock photo)

Editorial: Talk about mental health

Mental Illness Awareness Week continues until Saturday (Oct. 7)

Mental Illness Awareness Week started Sunday and continues until Saturday (Oct. 7). (Stock photo)
EDITORIAL: B.C. Liberal Party renewal benefits province

EDITORIAL: B.C. Liberal Party renewal benefits province

A B.C. Liberal party with leadership and direction is in the interest of all British Columbians

EDITORIAL: B.C. Liberal Party renewal benefits province
Getting ready for the fall has meant more than just new backpacks, school supplies and first-day-of-school outfits – there are teaching reinforcements coming across B.C. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Enable kids to be brilliant

Back to school is an opportunity to begin anew

Getting ready for the fall has meant more than just new backpacks, school supplies and first-day-of-school outfits – there are teaching reinforcements coming across B.C. (Stock photo)
B.C. Ferries vehicle traffic lines up along Stewart Avenue this past weekend. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)

Editorial: Ferry lineups harm tourism

Friday and Sunday lineups seem to be forming earlier and extending later

B.C. Ferries vehicle traffic lines up along Stewart Avenue this past weekend. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/The News Bulletin)
Beef. A local bus tour company should not take a busload of seniors on a seven-hour day trip in a bus they know has broken air conditioning. (The News Bulletin)

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 17

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

  • Aug 17, 2017
Beef. A local bus tour company should not take a busload of seniors on a seven-hour day trip in a bus they know has broken air conditioning. (The News Bulletin)
If you can’t take the heat at Vancouver Island Exhibition, do like Sharon and Isabella Monjo did at last year’s fair and buy snow cones. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Gather at the fairgrounds for VIEX

This year is the 123rd Vancouver Island Exhibition, with the event taking place Aug. 18-20

If you can’t take the heat at Vancouver Island Exhibition, do like Sharon and Isabella Monjo did at last year’s fair and buy snow cones. (NEWS BULLETIN file)