Posts Categorized: Opinions

Editorial: BP’s payout only a drop in the ocean

In April 2010, a massive oil spill blighted the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of an explosion on the deep-sea drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. Extensive damage to marine life, coastal industry and the livelihoods of thousands of Americans characterized the Deepwater Horizon spill — the largest oil spill in United States history.

Leaf blowers should be banned in Victoria

He stands there looking like something out of Ghostbusters, an intruder in our neighbourhood. He’s wearing battle gear — giant goggles, ear protectors and a baseball cap. He looks proud and important as he grasps the powerful, metallic, two-stroke phallus with his right hand, blasting away any debris impudent enough to disturb the pristine driveway.

Remember the Grinch’s moral

On Nov. 1, children everywhere awaken with the excitement of digging into their Halloween candy from the night before. Students awaken with hangovers and trails of their costume makeup on their pillows. Halloween is over, but the memories of dressing up and listening to “Monster Mash” are still fresh.