Editorials

Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)                                Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)

EDITORIAL: A pandemic continues

Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 were introduced six months ago

  • Sep 17, 2020
Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)                                Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)

EDITORIAL: Continuing caution to control COVID-19

New cases of pandemic continue to increase in British Columbia

  • Aug 31, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District safety plan will hopefully provide answers

  • Aug 24, 2020
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year
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Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

EDITORIAL: Preparing for wildfires

Wildfires have come close to populated areas this summer

  • Aug 22, 2020
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

EDITORIAL: It has always been ‘okay to be white,’ it’s a racist way of legitimizing white privilege

It’s time to do more than just take inventory of your advantages, it’s time to use them to make change

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A wildfire burnt nearly 16 acres of grass and woodlands near Crow Point before being extinguished by firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service on May 9, 2020.. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

  • Aug 8, 2020
A wildfire burnt nearly 16 acres of grass and woodlands near Crow Point before being extinguished by firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service on May 9, 2020.. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)
Emergency crews check the single of an accident on Highway 97 just north of Red Wing Drive near Penticton in October, 2019. (Mark Brett - Western News)

EDITORIAL: Improving highway safety

Highway 97 has seen plenty of collisions and accidents over the years

  • Aug 4, 2020
Emergency crews check the single of an accident on Highway 97 just north of Red Wing Drive near Penticton in October, 2019. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Canadian federal debt is expected to top $1.2 trillion as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the economy. (Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Counting the costs of a pandemic

As COVID-19 continues, Canada’s debt and deficit are growing while credit rating drops

  • Jul 16, 2020
The Canadian federal debt is expected to top $1.2 trillion as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the economy. (Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

  • Jul 8, 2020
(Stock photo)
Editorial: Silver lining to those rain clouds

Editorial: Silver lining to those rain clouds

Heavy rains prolong high water but reduce wildfire risk in Shuswap

  • Jul 6, 2020
Editorial: Silver lining to those rain clouds
EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed

EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed

The 1991 Penticton riot is not a good argument against allowing alcohol in public

  • Jun 27, 2020
EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

Canada Day is not just about getting together for a flag-raising ceremony

  • Jun 25, 2020
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19
COVID affects everyone, but numbers don’t lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)

Pandemic is worse for women

The effects of COVID are felt, particularly, by women. Stop right there.…

COVID affects everyone, but numbers don’t lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)
As protests continue in the U.S. following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, graffiti on student painting in one of the Highway 1 underpasses in Salmon Arm serves as a reminder the Shuswap is not immune to issues around intolerance. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Intolerance not contained by borders or travel restrictions

Intolerance known to rear its ugly head in the Shuswap

  • Jun 1, 2020
As protests continue in the U.S. following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, graffiti on student painting in one of the Highway 1 underpasses in Salmon Arm serves as a reminder the Shuswap is not immune to issues around intolerance. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Editorial: Help local businesses help keep community safe

Editorial: Help local businesses help keep community safe

COVID-19 requirements impacting cost of doing business

  • May 25, 2020
Editorial: Help local businesses help keep community safe
Is it time to ground the Snowbirds?

Is it time to ground the Snowbirds?

As a group, they are an iconic Canadian symbol that rivals the…

Is it time to ground the Snowbirds?
Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school

Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school

Province announces greater detail on plans for Jan. 1 in-class instruction

  • May 15, 2020
Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry takes questions at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2020 (B.C. government)

EDITORIAL: Restrictions continue

COVID-19 directives will not be lifted all at once

  • May 8, 2020
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry takes questions at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2020 (B.C. government)
Sorry - alcohol does not protect you from COVID-19

Sorry – alcohol does not protect you from COVID-19

And spraying it on your body doesn’t work either

Sorry - alcohol does not protect you from COVID-19
Editorial: Crisis brings out best – and in some cases worst –of people in the Shuswap
Editorial: Crisis brings out best – and in some cases worst –of people in the Shuswap