Editorials

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
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 20, 2020
Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination
Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions

Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions

Residents acknowledge it has been a difficult winter for road maintenance

  • Jan 17, 2020
Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions
EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached

EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached

It is possible to have children and teens at risk, even in an environment where they should be safe

  • Jan 15, 2020
EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached
Shuswap Daycare’s Broyden Godber and Kingston Pitts (left and right), and Teddy Albert help stuff an SUV with children’s books during the Jam the GM event at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM on Jan. 8. The event serves as the kickoff for the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s Unplug and Play events throughout the North Okanagan Shuswap Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Unplug and Play activities offer healthy distraction in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Free events include magic shows, swimming, skating, juggling and games

  • Jan 10, 2020
Shuswap Daycare’s Broyden Godber and Kingston Pitts (left and right), and Teddy Albert help stuff an SUV with children’s books during the Jam the GM event at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM on Jan. 8. The event serves as the kickoff for the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s Unplug and Play events throughout the North Okanagan Shuswap Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe

First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe

On Wednesday, Dec. 25, millions of people will gather with friends and…

  • Dec 22, 2019
First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on a tragedy, 30 years later

While the Montreal Massacre made headlines because of its scale, gender-based violence is not new

  • Dec 6, 2019
(Black Press file photo)
Car break-ins all too common in North Okanagan

Car break-ins all too common in North Okanagan

EDITORIAL: It seems we can’t even go a week without someone having their window smashed

Car break-ins all too common in North Okanagan
Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay

Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay

A high school should be the last place you find opposition to…

  • Dec 2, 2019
Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay
Good winter tires are a must in the Shuswap. (File photo)

Editorial: Sound advice and easy hacks for winter driving in the Shuswap

Changing road conditions require adjusting one’s approach behind the wheel

  • Nov 29, 2019
Good winter tires are a must in the Shuswap. (File photo)
Ferntree, of Duncan, British Columbia, a member of the Cowichan Tribes, holds her hand up as she partakes in a smudging ceremony as smoke from a smoldering bundle of dried sweetgrass is directed toward her during a Native American protest against Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have “discovered” a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable questions about religion, spirituality and culture

A court case on Vancouver Island has centred on an Indigenous smudging ceremony

  • Nov 24, 2019
Ferntree, of Duncan, British Columbia, a member of the Cowichan Tribes, holds her hand up as she partakes in a smudging ceremony as smoke from a smoldering bundle of dried sweetgrass is directed toward her during a Native American protest against Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have “discovered” a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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EDITORIAL: When confrontation replaces dialogue

A number of recent comments making news headlines in Canada have shown…

  • Nov 18, 2019
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