Editorials

Realtor Debbie Steenkamp makes an enormous, if not unorthodox, save during Sutton Realty Group’s impromptu Jersey Day road hockey game in the staff parking lot Thursday. Thousands of Canadians wore jerseys from all sports to support the Humboldt Broncos. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Tragedy hits home

AT RANDOM: Humboldt crash prompts sports editor Kevin Mitchell to reflect on his time on the road

Realtor Debbie Steenkamp makes an enormous, if not unorthodox, save during Sutton Realty Group’s impromptu Jersey Day road hockey game in the staff parking lot Thursday. Thousands of Canadians wore jerseys from all sports to support the Humboldt Broncos. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time

Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time

Earth Hour is today (Saturday, March 24) from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Editorial: Unplug during Earth Hour, or at any time
The Salmon River water level was nearly touching the bridge deck in 2017. -Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Editorial: Starting spring with a shared goal

It’s no secret that the weather just isn’t what it used to…

  • Mar 22, 2018
The Salmon River water level was nearly touching the bridge deck in 2017. -Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
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Editorial: Taking on distracted driving a worthwhile endeavour

Any initiative to keep people paying attention to the road instead of their phone is a good one

  • Mar 16, 2018
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Box decision handled poorly

Box decision handled poorly

Decision to cut Good Food Box program came without notice to those involved

Box decision handled poorly
EDITORIAL: A national embarrassment

EDITORIAL: A national embarrassment

Alberta’s ban on the sale of B.C. wines in that province heightens tensions and creates animosity

  • Mar 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: A national embarrassment
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
Image by Revelstoke cartoonist Rob Buchanan.

EDITORIAL CARTOON: B.C. vs. Alta.

Revelstoke cartoonist Rob Buchanan weighs in on the pipelines and pinots war.…

Image by Revelstoke cartoonist Rob Buchanan.
Towns need to get on the pot NOW

Towns need to get on the pot NOW

Province leaves little time for municipalities to get their acts together

Towns need to get on the pot NOW
Approximately 28 million tonnes of metallurgical coal is produced annually in the Elk Valley. Much of that comes through the Shuswap by rail. Gary Campbell Photography Inc.

Editorial: The power of public engagement

It’s always inspiring when citizens rise to tackle a seemingly insurmountable problem,…

  • Jan 23, 2018
Approximately 28 million tonnes of metallurgical coal is produced annually in the Elk Valley. Much of that comes through the Shuswap by rail. Gary Campbell Photography Inc.
Image Credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer                                Dylan Hamilton readies to boot a ball through a hoop in one of the activities at the Under the Lights Family Snowshoe Night Unplug and Play event at Little Mountain Sports Fields Thursday, Jan. 26.

Editorial: Quality time without a screen

Drivers attempting to operate a 3,000-pound motor vehicle while reading text messages…

  • Jan 19, 2018
Image Credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer                                Dylan Hamilton readies to boot a ball through a hoop in one of the activities at the Under the Lights Family Snowshoe Night Unplug and Play event at Little Mountain Sports Fields Thursday, Jan. 26.
EDITORIAL: With harassment allegations, students deserve better at UBCO

EDITORIAL: With harassment allegations, students deserve better at UBCO

The lack of communication with students isn’t good enough for the Kelowna campus

EDITORIAL: With harassment allegations, students deserve better at UBCO
A rainbow crosswalk will be installed in Salmon Arm near Blackburn Park. - File photo.

Editorial: Rainbow crosswalk plan to be commended

Cities across North America have embraced the idea of the rainbow crosswalk,…

  • Jan 16, 2018
A rainbow crosswalk will be installed in Salmon Arm near Blackburn Park. - File photo.
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
Column: Make it a green Christmas

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

Column: Make it a green Christmas
High cost of housing in Vancouver

High cost of housing in Vancouver

EDITORIAL CARTOON

  • Nov 29, 2017
High cost of housing in Vancouver
Eagle Pass project tied up on process

Eagle Pass project tied up on process

Political support trumped by pedantic adherance to bureaucracy

  • Nov 8, 2017
Eagle Pass project tied up on process
Rally organizer Jody Leon, second from right, and other hand drummers lead a song at the rally condemning violence against women on Sunday, Oct. 22. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Editorial: Sex workers in need of help

Kelowna editorial calls for more creative community thinking to help women at risk

Rally organizer Jody Leon, second from right, and other hand drummers lead a song at the rally condemning violence against women on Sunday, Oct. 22. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Homeless crisis in the spotlight

Homeless crisis in the spotlight

The issue of homelessness isn’t just splashed across the front pages of…

  • Oct 22, 2017
Homeless crisis in the spotlight
Neskonlith Indian Band member Jerry Thomas painfully recounts his scarring residential school experience from 50 years ago during special School District #83 Orange Shirt Day assembly at Shuswap Middle School on Friday, Sept. 29. Orange Shirt Day, which falls on Sept. 30th, began in 2013 in honour of Phyllis Webstad, whose clothes, including a new orange shirt given to her by her grandmother, were taken away on her first day of residential school. -Image Credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer

Editorial: Orange shirts and memories

Memories are fickle things. Good or bad, some fade in time, while…

  • Oct 5, 2017
Neskonlith Indian Band member Jerry Thomas painfully recounts his scarring residential school experience from 50 years ago during special School District #83 Orange Shirt Day assembly at Shuswap Middle School on Friday, Sept. 29. Orange Shirt Day, which falls on Sept. 30th, began in 2013 in honour of Phyllis Webstad, whose clothes, including a new orange shirt given to her by her grandmother, were taken away on her first day of residential school. -Image Credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer