Editorials

EDITORIAL: Controlling cannabis

EDITORIAL: Controlling cannabis

Summerland and the province of B.C. already have regulations governing cannabis retail stores

  • May 3, 2019
EDITORIAL: Controlling cannabis
EDITORIAL: Time to end a pipeline feud

EDITORIAL: Time to end a pipeline feud

B.C. would not be the only one to lose if Jason Kenney makes good on his promise to turn off the tap

  • Apr 22, 2019
EDITORIAL: Time to end a pipeline feud
EDITORIAL: Responding to a tragedy

EDITORIAL: Responding to a tragedy

The shootings in Penticton and Salmon Arm have affected lives up and down the Okanagan

  • Apr 16, 2019
EDITORIAL: Responding to a tragedy
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Moving forward together from tragedy

Moving forward together from tragedy

“I can’t believe something like this could happen in Salmon Arm.” This…

Moving forward together from tragedy
EDITORIAL: The quest to assign blame

EDITORIAL: The quest to assign blame

Instead of sympathy, some have worked to distance themselves from these attacks or to assign blame.

  • Mar 18, 2019
EDITORIAL: The quest to assign blame
Cougar stalks Girl Guide selling cookies in Okanagan neighbourhood

Cougar stalks Girl Guide selling cookies in Okanagan neighbourhood

AT RANDOM: Mother issues safety concerns following cougar sighting

Cougar stalks Girl Guide selling cookies in Okanagan neighbourhood
Gerald Butts will be testifying about allegations that the PMO tried to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

EDITORIAL: Scandal shows government held to a high standard

Canadians expect ethical behaviour from those in elected office and in government roles

  • Mar 7, 2019
Gerald Butts will be testifying about allegations that the PMO tried to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
School District #83 recently received information on some of the challenges installing seatbelts on school buses would pose. (File photo)

Editorial: Seatbelts overdue on school buses

Should there be seatbelts on school buses? Increasingly, people seem to think…

  • Feb 25, 2019
School District #83 recently received information on some of the challenges installing seatbelts on school buses would pose. (File photo)
School District #83 recently received information on some of the challenges installing seatbelts on school buses would pose. (File photo)

Editorial: Seatbelts overdue on school buses

Should there be seatbelts on school buses? Increasingly, people seem to think…

  • Feb 25, 2019
School District #83 recently received information on some of the challenges installing seatbelts on school buses would pose. (File photo)
Dylan Hamilton readies to boot a ball through a hoop during a past Under the Lights Family Snowshoe Night Unplug and Play event at Little Mountain Sports Fields. This year’s Under the Lights event is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. (File photo)

Editorial: Tune out of tech, tune into real-world fun

Unplug and Play week runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 2 througout the Shuswap

Dylan Hamilton readies to boot a ball through a hoop during a past Under the Lights Family Snowshoe Night Unplug and Play event at Little Mountain Sports Fields. This year’s Under the Lights event is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. (File photo)
Ernie Scheil walks along the Trans-Canada Highway in 2014, protesting the price of gas in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Opinion: High gas prices send shoppers out of town

Nothing new to gas price disparity faced by Salmon Arm and Sicamous residents

  • Jan 16, 2019
Ernie Scheil walks along the Trans-Canada Highway in 2014, protesting the price of gas in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks were required to show a bit of tough love to players who threw a party in a billet house while the owner was out of town last week. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

EDITORIAL: Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ quick action commendable

Hockey organization shows true colours following billet incident

  • Aug 3, 2018
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks were required to show a bit of tough love to players who threw a party in a billet house while the owner was out of town last week. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: City right to remain resolute with rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

  • Jul 31, 2018
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
Melissa Marcelino and Lawrence Moren strut their stuff while demonstrating traditional Filipino fashions during the Gathering Together Multicultural Festival Wednesday, June 27 at the Ross Street Plaza. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Observer Editorial: Hats off to Multicultural Fest’s organizers, participants

Hearty congratulations are due to all of those people who helped plan,…

  • Jul 8, 2018
Melissa Marcelino and Lawrence Moren strut their stuff while demonstrating traditional Filipino fashions during the Gathering Together Multicultural Festival Wednesday, June 27 at the Ross Street Plaza. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
EDITORIAL: There is no excuse for drinking and driving

EDITORIAL: There is no excuse for drinking and driving

There is no excuse to drink or do drugs and drive. Much…

  • May 22, 2018
EDITORIAL: There is no excuse for drinking and driving