Editorials

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

News Views: Separation

To date, close to 2,000 children have been taken from their parents by the U.S. government.

  • Jun 19, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Maple Ridge council: (from left) Craig Speirs, Gordy Robson, Kiersten Duncan, Nicole Read, Corisa Bell, Tyler Shymkiw and Bob Masse. (Contributed)

News Views: Whole now

Maple Ridge council’s salaries “increase” more than 20% in response to changes in federal tax laws.

  • Jun 14, 2018
Maple Ridge council: (from left) Craig Speirs, Gordy Robson, Kiersten Duncan, Nicole Read, Corisa Bell, Tyler Shymkiw and Bob Masse. (Contributed)
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)

EDITORIAL: SafePoint injection site is saving lives

Despite your personal take on Surrey’s controversial site, it’s hard to argue with results

  • Jun 12, 2018
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)
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Opposition to CP Rail logistics park
Alouette Heights protest
House Fire in Maple Ridge
Toddler scared by decoration explosion
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby announces options in fall referendum on electoral reform, B.C. legislature, May 30, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

News Views: Three choices

The NDP government unveiled the options for the Nov. 30 mail-in referendum on Wednesday.

  • May 31, 2018
B.C. Attorney General David Eby announces options in fall referendum on electoral reform, B.C. legislature, May 30, 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Metro Vancouver drivers pay more than 43 cents of tax – 17 of which is regional – per litre of gasoline. (Canadian Press/files)

News Views: The distance

Mobility Pricing Independent Commission recommends decongestion charges.

  • May 24, 2018
Metro Vancouver drivers pay more than 43 cents of tax – 17 of which is regional – per litre of gasoline. (Canadian Press/files)
Protesters set up a camp at the Royal Crescent site. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: No barriers

Stalling the existing proposals only prevents those who need help from getting it.

  • May 17, 2018
Protesters set up a camp at the Royal Crescent site. (THE NEWS/files)
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
News Views: Hear this

News Views: Hear this

The letters page is, if nothing else, a platform on which to be heard.

  • May 1, 2018
News Views: Hear this
Opposing rallies in Vancouver Monday. (Kat Slepian photos)

EDITORIAL: Speaking out for sexual identities

Both sides of SOGI debate for B.C. schools show signs of bravery, but not all are heroic

  • Apr 24, 2018
Opposing rallies in Vancouver Monday. (Kat Slepian photos)
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)

OUR VIEW: Vaisakhi cleanup puts pot partiers to shame

Half a million people attend parade in Surrey and in its wake, things are cleaned up within 10 hours

  • Apr 24, 2018
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)
People have long misunderstood who pays for news, and how.

Opinion: Who pays for journalism? One way or another — you

How to help support Canadian media and local news.

  • Apr 11, 2018
People have long misunderstood who pays for news, and how.
A B-Line bus route is coming to Maple Ridge next year. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: Commuting

B-Line bus will have to run down Dewdney Trunk Road first.

  • Apr 10, 2018
A B-Line bus route is coming to Maple Ridge next year. (THE NEWS/files)
Editorial: You don’t want to delete your Facebook account

Editorial: You don’t want to delete your Facebook account

Thinking about deleting your account from Facebook? You’re not alone — the…

  • Apr 6, 2018
Editorial: You don’t want to delete your Facebook account
The NDP removed road tolls from the Golden Ears Bridge in September. Now the province is talking about taking control of the bridge from TransLink. (THE NEWS/files)

Guest view: B.C. should take the bridge

The Golden Ears Bridge would be better served by provincial control.

  • Mar 30, 2018
The NDP removed road tolls from the Golden Ears Bridge in September. Now the province is talking about taking control of the bridge from TransLink. (THE NEWS/files)
The province announced in December that they will be available in pharmacies across B.C. for free. (files)

News Views: Stand back

Fraser Valley Regional Library branch fears staff, in administering naloxone, could compromise their own health or safety.

  • Mar 20, 2018
The province announced in December that they will be available in pharmacies across B.C. for free. (files)
The Golden Ears Bridge is busier since tolls were removed. (Black Press/files)

News Views: Jammed

Maple Ridge roads congested since bridge tolls removed.

  • Mar 15, 2018
The Golden Ears Bridge is busier since tolls were removed. (Black Press/files)
A B-Line bus route is coming to Maple Ridge next year. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: Straight line

New B-Line bus should stick to highway through Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

  • Mar 13, 2018
A B-Line bus route is coming to Maple Ridge next year. (THE NEWS/files)
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)