Editorials

Shail Wolf admires the ancient tree the protesters have dubbed the grandmother. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

OUR VIEWS: Old-growth can kicked down the road

Latest deferral avoids a difficult conversation about how, when to stop logging our oldest forests

  • Jun 17, 2021
This week's editorial.

No judgment

Black Press editorial

  • Apr 22, 2021
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

The art of critical thinking

The Internet can be an extremely useful entity, yet also an alarmingly…

In January of 2021, 165 people died from overdose in British Columbia. (Paul Henderson/Progress file)

Editorial: Overdoses: the other health crisis

The latest numbers from January of this year tell us that 165 people died from drug overdoses

  • Mar 25, 2021
In January of 2021, 165 people died from overdose in British Columbia. (Paul Henderson/Progress file)
Farms are a vital part of Vancouver Island. (Citizen file)

Editorial: Farming degraded municipal land is a community win-win

Almost all municipalities own chunks that could be converted for such a purpose

  • Mar 21, 2021
Farms are a vital part of Vancouver Island. (Citizen file)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

The public’s right to public access

The recent appeal court decision of Stoney and Minnie lakes sets dangerous precedent

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Anti-bullying isn’t just for kids

This week we celebrated Pink Shirt Day, a day that has become…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

About that early spring…

Well, hello winter! It seems Mother Nature had a little something up…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Early spring welcomed after a weird winter

Our famous future-predicting rodents have called it: An early spring for 2021.…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Small town news – a town’s lifeline

With daily updates from all levels of government, including the various health…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

Before we go patting ourselves on the back…

It’s been over a week since the United States Capitol was rushed…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
(Unsplash photo)

“Are you printing the truth yet?”

Right from my first days in the editor’s chair, I have had a handful of locals tell me they know the secrets to solving COVID-19 — but fail to provide support.

(Unsplash photo)
A sign in the window of a shop in downtown Juneau informs customers of rules for entering the business on Dec. 15, 2020. On Monday the City and Borough of Juneau announced it was relaxing some of the restrictions on businesses as the spread of COVID-19 in the community had decreased. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Playing the game

Last week, we said goodbye and good riddance to 2020. The year…

A sign in the window of a shop in downtown Juneau informs customers of rules for entering the business on Dec. 15, 2020. On Monday the City and Borough of Juneau announced it was relaxing some of the restrictions on businesses as the spread of COVID-19 in the community had decreased. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Winter is here, whether we want it or not

We’ve spent months practicing our skills in keeping ourselves safe: washing our…

Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)
(K-J Millar/The Northern View)

We can pay our respects in many ways

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command has requested that Canadians take part…

(K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Just over 50 per cent of voters cast their ballot.

Low voter turnout sadly nothing new

In the 2017 provincial general election for British Columbia, just over 61…

Just over 50 per cent of voters cast their ballot.
(File Photo)

The time has come — vote!

The time is drawing near — election day is just two days…

(File Photo)
Photo: Katye Slepian

Don’t be afraid of politics

There has been a noticeable similarity between many eligible voters this (not…

Photo: Katye Slepian
An attack ad-style video from the 2017 election portrays John Horgan as small and insignificant, and is designed to highlight a divide between the B.C. NDP party's environmental and union supporters. (Say Anything John/YouTube)

Sift through the mudslinging and negativity campaigns

The deadline for parties to put forward and have their candidates approved…

An attack ad-style video from the 2017 election portrays John Horgan as small and insignificant, and is designed to highlight a divide between the B.C. NDP party's environmental and union supporters. (Say Anything John/YouTube)
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

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook