Editorials

Katherine Wagner.

Citizen’s Ink: Proportional Representation a flawed process with murky choices

As clear as lentil soup and no one is sure if the green bits are kale or spinach or something else.

  • Nov 3, 2018
Katherine Wagner.
Chief Statistician Anil Arora defended plans to obtain Canadians’ detailed banking information.

News Views: Ask first

‘Traditional statistical gathering methods are no longer sufficient.’

  • Nov 2, 2018
Chief Statistician Anil Arora defended plans to obtain Canadians’ detailed banking information.
People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Discord and fear: We reap what we sow

Should we really be surprised where we’re going?

People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Opposition to CP Rail logistics park
Alouette Heights protest
House Fire in Maple Ridge
Toddler scared by decoration explosion
Anita Place Tent City and fire department have worked to improve safety there. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: Action time

New Maple Ridge mayor wants to work with senior governments.

  • Oct 23, 2018
Anita Place Tent City and fire department have worked to improve safety there. (THE NEWS/files)
For Canadians who already used marijuana, not much will change with legalization. (files)

News Views: New leaf

Some warn recreational cannabis use will increase now.

  • Oct 17, 2018
For Canadians who already used marijuana, not much will change with legalization. (files)
GUEST VIEW: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

GUEST VIEW: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

As long as its socially and legally appropriate

  • Oct 16, 2018
GUEST VIEW: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em
Recent editions of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.

News Views: Newspapers

A reminder not just of how much times have changed, but how much good work is still being done.

  • Oct 2, 2018
Recent editions of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
Legions of people would see Pete, say ‘hi,’ and offer to buy him a coffee, or a sandwich, a cigar. (Contributed)

News Views: ‘Pete’s Place’

Pete Seigo was a well-known, long-time homeless person in Maple Ridge.

  • Sep 22, 2018
Legions of people would see Pete, say ‘hi,’ and offer to buy him a coffee, or a sandwich, a cigar. (Contributed)
Pitt council wants to ban retail marijuana outlets in the city. (Photo creative commons maxpixel.net)

News Views: Opportunity lost

Local governments control land use and zoning for cannabis stores.

  • Sep 20, 2018
Pitt council wants to ban retail marijuana outlets in the city. (Photo creative commons maxpixel.net)
OPINION: Trudeau can’t be trusted to buy a used car

OPINION: Trudeau can’t be trusted to buy a used car

Weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

  • Sep 4, 2018
OPINION: Trudeau can’t be trusted to buy a used car
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
The decision to remove the statue of Macdonald was made in June 2017 through the Victoria’s Witness Reconciliation Program and City Family. (Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)

News Views: Evolving

Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald removed to start a larger discussion.

  • Aug 16, 2018
The decision to remove the statue of Macdonald was made in June 2017 through the Victoria’s Witness Reconciliation Program and City Family. (Nicole Crescenzi/Victoria News)
An animal that becomes habituated to eating livestock raises the risk to people. (files)

News Views: In the wild

Second cougar shot in the Whonnock neighbourhood in as many months.

  • Aug 9, 2018
An animal that becomes habituated to eating livestock raises the risk to people. (files)
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)
EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters

EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters

Chilliwack’s lakes and rivers offer a great place to cool off, but their beauty belies their danger

EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters
Decriminalization could help curb rising opioid-related deaths and overdoses. (files)

News Views: Health issue

Decriminalization acknowledges that health aspect involved.

  • Jul 19, 2018
Decriminalization could help curb rising opioid-related deaths and overdoses. (files)
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: Despite problems, Canada is still pretty cool

Editorial: Despite problems, Canada is still pretty cool

Canada has lots to celebrate

  • Jun 29, 2018
Editorial: Despite problems, Canada is still pretty cool
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)