Editorials

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

EDITORIAL: Communities have a right to know when COVID-19 arrives locally

This week, the Comox Valley Record published two articles regarding the novel…

Editorial: New Year, new you!

Editorial: New Year, new you!

Be kind to yourself in 2019

  • Jan 3, 2019
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

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)
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?
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)
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.

Surfrider Pacific Rim: On protecting Canada’s Oceans this World Oceans Day

Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world, and as a developed…

  • Jun 6, 2018
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.
Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne.

Tofino mayor says private market won’t solve housing woes

To completely close the affordability gap, Tofino must invest directly in affordable rental housing.

  • May 18, 2018
Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne.
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
Denise Stys-Norman is the executive director of Tourism Ucluelet.

Tourism Ucluelet: Who are we and what do we do?

For the last 10 years, Tourism Ucluelet (TU) has had the amazing…

  • May 2, 2018
Denise Stys-Norman is the executive director of Tourism Ucluelet.
Do you think this signage is enough to keep the public safe? Let’s bring back the Surf Guard program at Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

EDITORIAL: Restore the Surf Guard program at Long Beach

We want to see the federal government invest money back into public safety.

Do you think this signage is enough to keep the public safe? Let’s bring back the Surf Guard program at Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
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)
Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne joined Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore in a response to B.C.’s throne speech.

Tofino, Smithers, Victoria and Port Coquitlam mayors respond to throne speech

“Our economies are suffering as hard-working people can’t find rental housing or affordable homes.”

  • Feb 15, 2018
Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne joined Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore in a response to B.C.’s throne speech.
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
John Mason’s son Shawn makes a heart with his hands at a memorial he and his mother Kari made on Wick Beach one week after John died. The ‘Love you Forever’ memorial was made near Parking Lot E, where John was brought out of the water. (Photo - Kari Mason)

VIEWPOINT: Family of husband and father who died at Wick Beach thanks Tofino and Ucluelet for rescue efforts

“Despite all of the incredible efforts of everyone around, he left us that day.”

  • Dec 27, 2017
John Mason’s son Shawn makes a heart with his hands at a memorial he and his mother Kari made on Wick Beach one week after John died. The ‘Love you Forever’ memorial was made near Parking Lot E, where John was brought out of the water. (Photo - Kari Mason)
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’
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

As we head to the polls May 9, there is only one…

  • May 8, 2017
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast