Editorials

OPINION: Let’s see some leadership and fix the Ballenas running track

OPINION: Let’s see some leadership and fix the Ballenas running track

Endless committee talks haven’t solved the issue

  • Jan 22, 2020
OPINION: Let’s see some leadership and fix the Ballenas running track
Shopping locally benefits the entire community

Shopping locally benefits the entire community

Dec. 2-8 is BC Buy Local Week

  • Dec 3, 2019
Shopping locally benefits the entire community
Enough with the exit talk already

Enough with the exit talk already

Has it simply become the political version of ‘it’s my ball and…

  • Oct 31, 2019
Enough with the exit talk already
OPINION: Now is the time for extending helping hands

OPINION: Now is the time for extending helping hands

Topic of a cold-weather shelter in Parksville continues to heat up as temperature outside drops

  • Oct 18, 2019
OPINION: Now is the time for extending helping hands
Editorial: Trustee motion may not be the ‘most obvious’ thing to do

Editorial: Trustee motion may not be the ‘most obvious’ thing to do

More discussion required on Qualicum school district field trip issue

  • Oct 1, 2019
Editorial: Trustee motion may not be the ‘most obvious’ thing to do
Development doesn’t have to be a dirty word

Development doesn’t have to be a dirty word

The ‘d-word’ can often inspire plenty of animated debate. Development is always…

  • Sep 18, 2019
Development doesn’t have to be a dirty word
EDITORIAL: Something just may happen in next 30 years for Island rail service

EDITORIAL: Something just may happen in next 30 years for Island rail service

‘We’ll say it again… wake us up when something actually happens’

  • Sep 1, 2019
EDITORIAL: Something just may happen in next 30 years for Island rail service
Open minds crucial as Orca Place opens doors

Open minds crucial as Orca Place opens doors

It has been the source of plenty of controversy and angst. The…

  • Aug 1, 2019
Open minds crucial as Orca Place opens doors
Editorial: Young PQB athletes deserve some better facilities

Editorial: Young PQB athletes deserve some better facilities

“Fix the track. Yesterday.”

  • Jun 21, 2019
Editorial: Young PQB athletes deserve some better facilities
Voice of youth resonates with organized walkout

Voice of youth resonates with organized walkout

“I believe the children are our are future, Teach them well and…

  • May 30, 2019
Voice of youth resonates with organized walkout
Voting yourself a big pay hike isn’t the best look

Voting yourself a big pay hike isn’t the best look

News: Parksville council voted unanimously to approve a pay raise for the…

  • May 28, 2019
Voting yourself a big pay hike isn’t the best look
Community-minded businesses support your local news

Community-minded businesses support your local news

Canadians trust ads they see in newspapers and their affiliated websites more than any other medium

  • Apr 30, 2019
Community-minded businesses support your local news
We remain lucky to live in a safe, idyllic community

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
We remain lucky to live in a safe, idyllic community
Kaiden Finley leaves a legacy of inspiration

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
Kaiden Finley leaves a legacy of inspiration
Roundtable a great idea, now let’s see some action

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
Roundtable a great idea, now let’s see some action
Editorial: Stupidity is never a good look

Editorial: Stupidity is never a good look

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

  • Mar 20, 2019
Editorial: Stupidity is never a good look
Plastic bag bans sure to spark great debate

Plastic bag bans sure to spark great debate

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

  • Feb 26, 2019
Plastic bag bans sure to spark great debate
Is there no longer any middle ground?

Is there no longer any middle ground?

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

  • Feb 22, 2019
Is there no longer any middle ground?
Council move leaves more questions than answers

Council move leaves more questions than answers

Council move leaves more questions than answers

  • Feb 19, 2019
Council move leaves more questions than answers
System allows politicians to vote themselves a raise

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
System allows politicians to vote themselves a raise