Editorials

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
EDITORIAL: Compromise preserves future of Haro Woods

EDITORIAL: Compromise preserves future of Haro Woods

It’s an unexpected treasure nestled away off the beaten path on the…

  • Feb 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: Compromise preserves future of Haro Woods
EDITORIAL: Black History Month offers an opportunity to learn

EDITORIAL: Black History Month offers an opportunity to learn

Greater Victoria residents encouraged to ask questions as a way to better understanding

  • Jan 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: Black History Month offers an opportunity to learn
How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level

How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level

Be disaster ready with food, water and clothing for seven days

  • Jan 23, 2018
How high is safe from a tsunami? Four metres above sea level
Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will have the final major components installed this weekend. Courtesy of the City of Victoria

EDITORIAL: Optimism around Victoria bridge, pessimism as well

As Johnson Street Bridge project nears completion, how will taxpayers judge this council?

  • Jan 22, 2018
Illustration of the new Johnson Street Bridge, which will have the final major components installed this weekend. Courtesy of the City of Victoria
While much work is being done around downtown Victoria to clean up and dispose of discarded hypodermic needles, more can always be done to step up vigilance in the name of public safety. Black Press file photo

EDITORIAL: Extra vigilance in downtown Victoria drug area can’t hurt

Needle prick incidents may be a byproduct of permissive action aimed at saving lives

  • Jan 17, 2018
While much work is being done around downtown Victoria to clean up and dispose of discarded hypodermic needles, more can always be done to step up vigilance in the name of public safety. Black Press file photo
Last year’s Women’s March, part of a global movement in protest of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the U.S. presidency, drew hundreds to Centennial Square. Much has happened since then, as women have spoken out about various abuses by men in positions of power. Don Denton/Black Press

EDITORIAL: 2017 provided new motivation for Women’s March participants

Victoria’s Women’s March happens this Saturday downtown

  • Jan 16, 2018
Last year’s Women’s March, part of a global movement in protest of Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the U.S. presidency, drew hundreds to Centennial Square. Much has happened since then, as women have spoken out about various abuses by men in positions of power. Don Denton/Black Press
EDITORIAL: Regional growth and governance

EDITORIAL: Regional growth and governance

‘By legitimizing the regional growth strategy, the CRD is legitimizing our OCP,’ says Mike Hicks

  • Jan 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Regional growth and governance
Plastic bags like this will become hard to find in Victoria after July 1. News files

EDITORIAL: Is a plastic bag ban just a symbolic gesture?

All eyes around the CRD will be on Victoria watching to see what happens after July 1

  • Jan 11, 2018
Plastic bags like this will become hard to find in Victoria after July 1. News files
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: Nuclear taunts open the year with a bang

EDITORIAL: Nuclear taunts open the year with a bang

Insults are no way to conduct diplomatic relations

  • Jan 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: Nuclear taunts open the year with a bang
EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward

The News gratefully acknowledges readers’ trust in us to tell stories that resonate with you

  • Dec 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Looking ahead involves a little looking backward
Finance Minister Carole James is beginning to phase out Medical Services Plan premiums, which accounted for 17 per cent of B.C. health care spending in the past year. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

EDITORIAL: Fingers crossed for benefits from lower MSP premiums

Residents in Victoria, across B.C. may have more in their pockets at the end of the month

  • Dec 29, 2017
Finance Minister Carole James is beginning to phase out Medical Services Plan premiums, which accounted for 17 per cent of B.C. health care spending in the past year. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Victoria’s Congregation Emanu-El synagogue received sinister hate mail earlier this week. (Submitted)

EDITORIAL: Publicizing hate actions painful for the media

Targeting of local synagogues and others in Canada with hate mail a vulgar, bigoted act

  • Dec 23, 2017
Victoria’s Congregation Emanu-El synagogue received sinister hate mail earlier this week. (Submitted)
Laura Barber gets a flu shot from public health nurse Lisa Halliwell during a clinic Thursday at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

EDITORIAL: Flu shot can’t inoculate us from opposing views

It may be the season of giving, but let’s all do our…

  • Dec 16, 2017
Laura Barber gets a flu shot from public health nurse Lisa Halliwell during a clinic Thursday at Saanich Commonwealth Place. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)

EDITORIAL: Legal battle looming over vacation rentals

Owners of properties used for short-term rentals (STR), as well as companies…

  • Dec 9, 2017
Listing for a whole suite in Fairfield on AirBnB as of Friday morning. (Screenshot)
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)

EDITORIAL: Traffic study makes sense

Development, bike lanes and demographic changes all affect traffic flow

  • Dec 8, 2017
Nick Armstrong (at centre with sign), with the City of Victoria Transportation and Operations department, alerts drivers to the new no turn right on a red light rules when the Pandora bike lanes opened in May. (Don Denton/Victoria News)
EDITORIAL: America’s descent a warning to the world

EDITORIAL: America’s descent a warning to the world

For most of our lifetimes, America has been seen as that shining…

  • Dec 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: America’s descent a warning to the world
EDITORIAL: Saanich closing door on housing options

EDITORIAL: Saanich closing door on housing options

Sooner or later, Saanich needs to decide if it wants to get…

  • Dec 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Saanich closing door on housing options
Editorial: Take, give time to prevent mental health woes this season

Editorial: Take, give time to prevent mental health woes this season

Plan now, be realistic about holiday celebrations, no matter what they are

Editorial: Take, give time to prevent mental health woes this season