Editorials

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  • Apr 30, 2019

We remain lucky to live in a safe, idyllic community

The headlines are noticeable, and repetitive. ‘RCMP ask Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses…

  • Apr 21, 2019

Kaiden Finley leaves a legacy of inspiration

“He was seriously the strongest 11-year-old.” A definite lump-in-your-throat comment this week,…

  • Mar 27, 2019

Roundtable a great idea, now let’s see some action

As a politician, or collection of politicians, gathering public input should always…

  • Mar 21, 2019

Editorial: Stupidity is never a good look

They say you can’t fix stupid. But we should never stop trying.…

  • Mar 20, 2019

Plastic bag bans sure to spark great debate

Think globally, act locally. Something we’ve all heard many times. But how…

  • Feb 26, 2019
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Is there no longer any middle ground?

Politics has always been a bit of a contact sport. Sometimes things…

  • Feb 22, 2019

Council move leaves more questions than answers

Council move leaves more questions than answers

  • Feb 19, 2019

System allows politicians to vote themselves a raise

At the very least, the optics aren’t ideal, even if they’re the…

  • Feb 12, 2019

Talk is nice, but how about some action?

Many of us were taught to put some money aside for a…

  • Feb 1, 2019

No one needs to suffer in silence

For more than three decades, CounterAttack ads have been running in British…

  • Jan 26, 2019

There’s no cannabis boogeyman out there

Cannabis continues to be quite the newsmaker in Parksville Qualicum Beach. Back…

  • Jan 22, 2019

Rainbow crosswalk for Qualicum Beach is an excellent idea

It’s a message worth sending, a symbol worth having. Check out Page…

  • Dec 22, 2018

Editorial: We should be able to help everyone

In our Dec. 4 issue, we detailed the efforts of a Qualicum…

  • Dec 12, 2018

Expanded health care services are welcome

When the urgent care service in the new Oceanside Health Centre opened…

  • Dec 6, 2018

Editorial: Time for final decision on Island rail was years ago

As it has skilfully managed to do for many years now, the…

  • Nov 26, 2018

It’s high time we made sure more voices are heard

Is voting rocket science? The number of voters who cast ballots in…

  • Nov 13, 2018

Winds of change blow in Parksville, QB

The people have spoken and we can expect plenty of change. For…

  • Oct 23, 2018

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Local News Shines

Local news remains more important than ever. It was a year ago…

  • Aug 23, 2018