Editorials

EDITORIAL: After the panic, reflection

Hawaii’s missile false alarm should give us all pause to reflect

  • Jan 17, 2018

Editorial: Nuclear fireworks in 2018?

Insults are no way to conduct diplomatic relations

  • Jan 11, 2018

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
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Global climate strike in Courtenay

EDITORIAL: Addressing dementia at all levels

Dementia is one of the country’s most pressing health issues. According to…

  • Jan 4, 2018

EDITORIAL: Our giving community always shines at this time of year

Every year at this time, our generosity is counted on a little…

  • Nov 23, 2017

EDITORIAL: Crosswalks and crosses

As seen on our letters page, and with some of our online…

  • Nov 16, 2017

EDITORIAL: Internet scammers abundant

In this era of technological advancement, and digital correspondence, there is never…

Editorial: Marijuana legalization will spark the economy

Legalizing pot isn’t that big a change. It’s already a part of our economy.

  • Nov 7, 2017

Editorial: Adjust your tires and your habits

Welcome to November. It was only last weekend that record high temperatures…

  • Nov 2, 2017

EDITORIAL: When stopped by police, stay in your car

We received some correspondence recently from a reader concerned about his treatment…

  • Oct 31, 2017

EDITORIAL: Gord Downie – Canada mourns the loss of an icon

So many of us will mourn the Tragically Hip’s singer and songwriter

EDITORIAL: The evolution of the community newspaper

As our online followers will attest to, there have been a lot…

  • Sep 14, 2017

Editorial: Ferry lineups harm tourism

Friday and Sunday lineups seem to be forming earlier and extending later

Editorial: Diversity is strength

This week is Pride Week in Courtenay, and considering the state of…

  • Aug 23, 2017

Gazette History Minute: Archives aid family in searching Alert Bay for deceased relative

The Davisons wanted to know more about their relative and the place he lived.

Tyson’s Thoughts: Queen of the North Memories

Gazette Editor Tyson Whitney reflects on his summer spent working on the Queen of the North.

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Tyson’s Thoughts: The Great Donut Caper

19 years ago, a box of Tim Horton’s donuts mysteriously disappeared.

Water safety always in season

With the first long weekend of the summer upon us, boating season…

  • May 17, 2017