Editorials

Talk is nice, but how about some action?

Talk is nice, but how about some action?

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

  • Feb 1, 2019
Talk is nice, but how about some action?
No one needs to suffer in silence

No one needs to suffer in silence

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

  • Jan 26, 2019
No one needs to suffer in silence
There’s no cannabis boogeyman out there

There’s no cannabis boogeyman out there

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

  • Jan 22, 2019
There’s no cannabis boogeyman out there
Rainbow crosswalk for Qualicum Beach is an excellent idea

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
Rainbow crosswalk for Qualicum Beach is an excellent idea
Editorial: We should be able to help everyone

Editorial: We should be able to help everyone

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

  • Dec 12, 2018
Editorial: We should be able to help everyone
Expanded health care services are welcome

Expanded health care services are welcome

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

  • Dec 6, 2018
Expanded health care services are welcome
Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. — Michael Briones photo

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
Restoring rail service on the Island was discussed at the Island Corridor Foundation’s town hall meeting at the Beach Club in Parksville on Thursday. — Michael Briones photo
It’s high time we made sure more voices are heard

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
It’s high time we made sure more voices are heard
Winds of change blow in Parksville, QB

Winds of change blow in Parksville, QB

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

  • Oct 23, 2018
Winds of change blow in Parksville, QB
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

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

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

Local News Shines

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

  • Aug 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: Opinion versus fact

EDITORIAL: Opinion versus fact

There’s a difference between an opinion and a fact. This is important…

EDITORIAL: Opinion versus fact

Show and shines not just for the classics

Whether you’re into vintage town cars, classic muscle, chopped-up rat rods or…

  • Aug 9, 2018
EDITORIAL: Pleasing parks

EDITORIAL: Pleasing parks

There are many places that can serve to anchor a community: its…

EDITORIAL: Pleasing parks

EDITORIAL: In the wild, be prepared

Those of us in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area are lucky to…

  • Aug 2, 2018
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
LETTER: Island Good

LETTER: Island Good

After three years of careful planning, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA)…

LETTER: Island Good
EDITORIAL: Remember who your neighbours are

EDITORIAL: Remember who your neighbours are

There was shouting, there was swearing. Police had to step in more…

EDITORIAL: Remember who your neighbours are
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
EDITORIAL: Between a rock and a hard place

EDITORIAL: Between a rock and a hard place

At least two municipal governments have difficult choices ahead. In Parksville, a…

  • Jul 3, 2018
EDITORIAL: Between a rock and a hard place