Editorials

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)
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EDITORIAL: Enforcement the key to affecting change

Tenants will play a key role in making newly enacted renter protections work as intended

  • May 24, 2018
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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: Speculation tax exemption slams door on Saanich’s most vulnerable

EDITORIAL: Speculation tax exemption slams door on Saanich’s most vulnerable

The community may be in the grips of a housing crisis. But…

  • Apr 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Speculation tax exemption slams door on Saanich’s most vulnerable
A protester on the lawn of the B.C. legislature expresses opposition to SOGI, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity resources used by school districts across the province in the name of inclusion. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

EDITORIAL: Legislature a hotspot for protest

The lawns may well be the best place for opposing groups to discuss the issues

  • Apr 24, 2018
A protester on the lawn of the B.C. legislature expresses opposition to SOGI, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity resources used by school districts across the province in the name of inclusion. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The high cost of housing is just one obstacle for Islanders trying to make ends meet. (VI Free Daily file)

Editorial: Too many struggling to make ends meet

Once upon a time, living-paycheque-to-paycheque was a self-deprecating descriptor used by those…

  • Apr 21, 2018
The high cost of housing is just one obstacle for Islanders trying to make ends meet. (VI Free Daily file)
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline

The cards were stacked against him when B.C. Premier John Horgan sat…

  • Apr 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Premier makes most out of a losing hand on pipeline
EDITORIAL: Park paying a price for homeless crisis

EDITORIAL: Park paying a price for homeless crisis

The homeless situation is creating ripples felt across the Capital Region, with…

  • Apr 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Park paying a price for homeless crisis
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Humboldt crash a stark reminder of potential road risks

Greater Victoria junior hockey teams log many miles in a season on the buses

  • Apr 8, 2018
People gather at a memorial set up on the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask. on Saturday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

Saanich must supplement bylaw revisions with other measures

Saanich’s decision to crack down on abandoned garbage in public parks is…

  • Apr 8, 2018
Editorial: Privacy a price for public service

Editorial: Privacy a price for public service

Coun. Colin Plant’s reaction to Coun. Dean Murdock’s decision not to run…

  • Apr 7, 2018
Editorial: Privacy a price for public service
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

City’s iconic high school faces uncertain, but safer future

  • Apr 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?
EDITORIAL: Garden suites get to root of housing crisis

EDITORIAL: Garden suites get to root of housing crisis

Saanich residents seem generally supportive of allowing garden suites to take root…

  • Mar 26, 2018
EDITORIAL: Garden suites get to root of housing crisis
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria

Victoria Fire Department deserves a new No. 1 hall after 50-plus years

  • Mar 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: New public safety building combo makes sense for Victoria
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time

The B.C. Green Party leader has reignited an age-old question in the…

  • Mar 17, 2018
EDITORIAL: Lowered voting age only a matter of time
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils

Neighbourhood input can sometimes derail good projects

  • Mar 6, 2018
EDITORIAL: Project planning a balancing act for councils
EDITORIAL: Fiction and falsehoods a political reality

EDITORIAL: Fiction and falsehoods a political reality

If there was previously any doubt, British Columbians have certainly now found…

  • Mar 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fiction and falsehoods a political reality
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)
More awareness of domestic violence is a start for reducing such cases, but taking direct action when witnessing or suspecting such behaviours is needed to help stem the tide of incidents. FanPop photo

EDITORIAL: More direct action needed to reduce domestic violence

Commitment of resources by Victoria police a good start, but more can be done

More awareness of domestic violence is a start for reducing such cases, but taking direct action when witnessing or suspecting such behaviours is needed to help stem the tide of incidents. FanPop photo
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