Editorials

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
Playgrounds and active recreation facilities in Summerland have now been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trails, green spaces and beaches remain open, provided users maintain a social distance of at least two metres from each other. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 is not over yet

Provincial directives are still needed in order to limit scope of pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020
Playgrounds and active recreation facilities in Summerland have now been closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trails, green spaces and beaches remain open, provided users maintain a social distance of at least two metres from each other. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
COVID Canada: Calm, cool and collected

COVID Canada: Calm, cool and collected

As tests of leadership go, a global pandemic must be considered fearsome.…

COVID Canada: Calm, cool and collected
OPINION: Local journalism matters

OPINION: Local journalism matters

Support local journalism during COVID-19

  • Apr 13, 2020
OPINION: Local journalism matters
The B.C. and Alberta governments as well as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have asked that residents of both provinces do not travel and stay at home over the Easter weekend. (File photo)

Column: Looking north for direction on B.C./Alberta border concerns

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Apr 10, 2020
The B.C. and Alberta governments as well as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have asked that residents of both provinces do not travel and stay at home over the Easter weekend. (File photo)
The B.C. and Alberta governments as well as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have asked that residents of both provinces do not travel and stay at home over the Easter weekend. (File photo)

Column: Looking north for direction on B.C./Alberta border concerns

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Apr 10, 2020
The B.C. and Alberta governments as well as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have asked that residents of both provinces do not travel and stay at home over the Easter weekend. (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: Stay home

Message about COVID-19 must be taken seriously to slow spread of pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020
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Maryann Baker stands behind the new front desk of the Salmon Arm Observer on Fifth Avenue SW across from Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Change the only constant, even for the Observer

New home for Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Market and Eagle Valley News

  • Mar 18, 2020
Maryann Baker stands behind the new front desk of the Salmon Arm Observer on Fifth Avenue SW across from Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
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EDITORIAL: When hate shows in comments

Disturbing ideologies can flourish, in part because their messages can spread in online environments

  • Mar 5, 2020
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Editorial: Curtailing public comment to avoid Facebook headaches

Editorial: Curtailing public comment to avoid Facebook headaches

Weighing importance of public engagement over divisive nature of social media

  • Mar 1, 2020
Editorial: Curtailing public comment to avoid Facebook headaches