Editorials

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
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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
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)
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Editorial: Petition about accountability

A couple hundred Nanaimo residents wish to give city council an ultimatum to shape up or ship out

Editorial: Honour B.C. this weekend

Editorial: Honour B.C. this weekend

British Columbia isn’t perfect, but there’s no place we’d rather be

Editorial: Honour B.C. this weekend
Nanaimo city council decided this week to add adjacent green space to expand Colliery Dam Park. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Park will keep its character

Expanding Colliery Dam Park ended up being an easy enough decision for Nanaimo city council

Nanaimo city council decided this week to add adjacent green space to expand Colliery Dam Park. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Bathtub weekend fills a lot more of the Harbour City than 36 nautical miles in the Strait of Georgia, with activities, concerts, street fairs, a parade, fireworks and more. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Editorial: Keep calm and tub on

We hope everyone takes the opportunity to hop in and have some fun at Nanaimo’s Bathtub weekend

Bathtub weekend fills a lot more of the Harbour City than 36 nautical miles in the Strait of Georgia, with activities, concerts, street fairs, a parade, fireworks and more. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)
Editorial: Boost turnout for byelection

Editorial: Boost turnout for byelection

It’s just one seat on a nine-member council, but it’s important enough that every citizen should vote

Editorial: Boost turnout for byelection
Premier-designate John Horgan and his NDP party will get a chance to govern B.C. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: It shouldn’t be politics as usual in B.C.

An incoming government needs to take care that it’s as representative as voters seemed to want

Premier-designate John Horgan and his NDP party will get a chance to govern B.C. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
The occasion will only be complete if Canadians feel the pride and patriotism that Canada Day is meant to stir inside us. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Canadian spirit is evident

For the nation’s 150th, this July 1 is going to be a bigger deal across the country

The occasion will only be complete if Canadians feel the pride and patriotism that Canada Day is meant to stir inside us. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Nanaimo’s grads have earned our respect, as making it from one end of high school to the other is no small feat. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Nanaimo grads make us proud

Another class of graduates is finishing secondary school in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo’s grads have earned our respect, as making it from one end of high school to the other is no small feat. (Stock photo)

Editorial: Affordability will drive votes

Candidates need to get people to the polls, and raising issues around affordable housing is one way

  • Jun 22, 2017
Noreen Keen teaches at Fairview Community School. The school library received money from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Editorial: School libraries need stocking

As school boards try to manage budget challenges, library bookshelves don’t always get prioritized.

Noreen Keen teaches at Fairview Community School. The school library received money from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. (Photo submitted)
The waterfront walkway is highly valued by citizens and that could be seen in the volume of responses to a City of Nanaimo survey. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: City can agree on walkway

The waterfront walkway is highly valued by citizens

The waterfront walkway is highly valued by citizens and that could be seen in the volume of responses to a City of Nanaimo survey. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Nathan Barlow reaches the beach at the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race two years ago. The Nanaimo Marine Festival is being expanded to a whole month for 2017. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Marine Fest now Marine Month, and why stop there?

Next month and in subsequent summers, Nanaimo can really make the most of festival season

Nathan Barlow reaches the beach at the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race two years ago. The Nanaimo Marine Festival is being expanded to a whole month for 2017. (NEWS BULLETIN file)