Editorials

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
Rossland Summit School wants to input from parents, students and community members on food and healthy eating. (Thinkstock)

Editorial: MLA starts food fight

A rookie Liberal MLA has started a food fight in the B.C.…

  • May 19, 2018
Rossland Summit School wants to input from parents, students and community members on food and healthy eating. (Thinkstock)
Editorial: An information overload

Editorial: An information overload

Greater exposure to technology is having an impact on mental health

Editorial: An information overload

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
Okanagan Traffic Control Professionals owner Traci Jeeves laments the loss of friend and former employee Belle Bourroughs to a workplace accident, while paying respect to all those who have been killed or injured on the job during Salmon Arm’s Day of Mourning ceremony held Friday morning, April 27 at Marine Park. The National Day of Mourning, held April 28, commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Eliminate need for Day of Mourning

It is crucial to remain vigilant in ensuring that workers are protected from injury

  • May 2, 2018
Okanagan Traffic Control Professionals owner Traci Jeeves laments the loss of friend and former employee Belle Bourroughs to a workplace accident, while paying respect to all those who have been killed or injured on the job during Salmon Arm’s Day of Mourning ceremony held Friday morning, April 27 at Marine Park. The National Day of Mourning, held April 28, commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Flying with hope

Flying with hope

BOOMER TALK: Vernon resident writes about being a benefactor of Hope Air

Flying with hope