Editorials

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)
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Downed tree/wires
Snow returns to Shuswap
Family excited about car giveaway
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
CARE FACILITY                                An administrator has been appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Standards of care

The decision to appoint an administrator at Summerland Seniors Village raises important questions

  • Feb 27, 2020
CARE FACILITY                                An administrator has been appointed to manage operations at Summerland Seniors Village (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)

EDITORIAL: Revisiting cannabis regulations

Recent retail license application has brought up concerns about present policy in Summerland

  • Feb 19, 2020
A cannabis plant. (From Kelowna Capital News)
Editorial: Bigger concerns than smell to solve with Salmon Arm sewage treatment plant

Editorial: Bigger concerns than smell to solve with Salmon Arm sewage treatment plant

City seeking public input on site selection process

  • Feb 13, 2020
Editorial: Bigger concerns than smell to solve with Salmon Arm sewage treatment plant
EDITORIAL: Thoughtless posts to Facebook cause real harm and stress

EDITORIAL: Thoughtless posts to Facebook cause real harm and stress

At the risk of resembling a broken record, it needs to be…

EDITORIAL: Thoughtless posts to Facebook cause real harm and stress
COMMEMORATING HOCKEY                                Canada Post’s stamp for Black History Month 2020 is a recognition of the Colored Hockey Championship, a Maritime hockey league in place from 1895 to the early 1930s. (Canada Post photo)                                (Canada Post photo)

EDITORIAL: Black History Month stamp a reminder that there’s more to the story

A Canada Post stamp for Black History Month represents inadequate understanding of Canada’s past

  • Feb 6, 2020
COMMEMORATING HOCKEY                                Canada Post’s stamp for Black History Month 2020 is a recognition of the Colored Hockey Championship, a Maritime hockey league in place from 1895 to the early 1930s. (Canada Post photo)                                (Canada Post photo)

Editorial: Salmon Arm could do with more diverse housing options

Scan of local market shows limited inventory for renters

  • Jan 31, 2020
MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Leave our currency alone

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Leave our currency alone

The Bank of Canada is considering replacing Wilfrid Laurier on the five dollar bill

  • Jan 24, 2020
MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Leave our currency alone
EDITORIAL: Examining finances

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

Municipal budget will likely mean higher taxes

  • Jan 22, 2020
EDITORIAL: Examining finances
Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination

Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination

Judgment based on current best evidence

  • Jan 21, 2020
Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination