Editorials

A program that is by peers, for peers, will expand reach for those in need of mental health support. (Pexels)

As COVID restrictions lift, there’s help for mental health

By Sheila Malcolmson and Jonny Morris If you’re feeling anxious about B.C.…

  • Jul 22, 2021
Welcome to Lytton sign, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises local forest fire recovery efforts

  • Jul 15, 2021
You might laugh, but unsafe vehicle loads are no joke. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Drivesmart column: Not securing your load could cost you big

If you do not adequately secure items you’re transporting, it can spell trouble for you and others

  • Jun 24, 2021
A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)

Our View: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)
Christine Beevis Trickett in a long-forgotten, much-loved sweater. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Finding hope for the planet in an old sweater

A chance rediscovery is a reminder to reflect on what we want our new normal to look like

  • Apr 28, 2021
Christine Beevis Trickett in a long-forgotten, much-loved sweater. (Photo credit: Nature Conservancy of Canada)
A take-home naloxone kit contains three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus, and alcohol swabs. (Photo credit: Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Working together to combat opioid overdoses

In 2016 the opioid crisis was deemed a public health emergency, and action is still needed

  • Apr 21, 2021
A take-home naloxone kit contains three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus, and alcohol swabs. (Photo credit: Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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The public’s right to public access

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

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Half the food produced in Canada each year is wasted in one way or another. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Canada needs to eliminate food waste

Every year, more than half the food in Canada is wasted by farmers, businesses, and consumers

  • Feb 23, 2021
Half the food produced in Canada each year is wasted in one way or another. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
Planting trees and maintaining our forests will help slow climate change. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Strides made in nature conservation in 2020

Despite the pandemic, and in some cases because of it, nature made headlines around the world

  • Jan 13, 2021
Planting trees and maintaining our forests will help slow climate change. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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Internet giants threaten local news outlets

A level playing field is necessary to preserve local journalism

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Readers can handle the truth

Newspapers seek truth and report it every day

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Surgeries well underway in Interior Health

Surgeries well underway in Interior Health

Postponed surgeries should be completed within 17 to 24 months

  • Jun 24, 2020
Surgeries well underway in Interior Health
Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP

Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP

Brad Vis invites constituents who oppose the proposed ban to contact his office

  • May 20, 2020
Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP
The model for a new Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver means that places throughout the province with a rich Chinese history — such as Ashcroft (shown here) — might be able to be involved. Photo: Ashcroft Museum and Archive

A Chinese Canadian Museum in B.C. is an idea whose time has come

‘The Chinese community is important to our collective history and our future’

  • Nov 19, 2019
The model for a new Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver means that places throughout the province with a rich Chinese history — such as Ashcroft (shown here) — might be able to be involved. Photo: Ashcroft Museum and Archive
Editorial: The cost of climate change

Editorial: The cost of climate change

There’s money in climate action

  • Oct 3, 2019
Editorial: The cost of climate change
Good on truckers for going to Vancouver

Good on truckers for going to Vancouver

It’s said not to look a gift horse in the mouth. Well,…

Good on truckers for going to Vancouver
City Hall needs a good decluttering

City Hall needs a good decluttering

A one-in, one-out rule for policies cleans things up and cuts the red tape

  • Jun 26, 2019
City Hall needs a good decluttering
Youth homelessness not just a ‘big city’ problem

Youth homelessness not just a ‘big city’ problem

Sympathy, compassion, and understanding are needed in order to help those in need

  • Apr 3, 2019
Youth homelessness not just a ‘big city’ problem
Donations to charity are falling across the country

Donations to charity are falling across the country

It’s a worrying trend that could have grave consequences.

  • Feb 12, 2019
Donations to charity are falling across the country
A cannabis store in Blaine, Washington. With non-medical cannabis now legal in Canada, more people might be tempted to drive while under the influence. Photo: Black Press files.

If you choose to use cannabis, choose not to drive

Know how to handle cannabis safely to keep yourself and others safe

  • Dec 23, 2018
A cannabis store in Blaine, Washington. With non-medical cannabis now legal in Canada, more people might be tempted to drive while under the influence. Photo: Black Press files.