Editorials

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
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Sheep make great pets for couple
Downed tree/wires
Snow returns to Shuswap
Family excited about car giveaway
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
Kalamalka Secondary students make sure everyone knows that it is Orange Shirt Day. (Photo Submitted)

Every child matters, everyday

Orange Shirt Day is a reminder to all of us to adopt inclusion into our lives year-round

  • Sep 29, 2017
Kalamalka Secondary students make sure everyone knows that it is Orange Shirt Day. (Photo Submitted)
The grand opening of the Mission City Farmers Market takes place on Saturday, May 6. / Submitted Photo

Editorial: Spreading the ‘eat local’ philosophy

The bounty of the Shuswap is well known by those who live…

  • Sep 19, 2017
The grand opening of the Mission City Farmers Market takes place on Saturday, May 6. / Submitted Photo
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Opinion: Landlords request too much information

With Kelowna’s low vacancy rate, landlords are taking advantage of tenant’s personal information

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Cost to removing tolls

Cost to removing tolls

The removal of bridge tolls in the Lower Mainland opens questions about…

  • Aug 30, 2017
Cost to removing tolls
EDITORIAL: Racism is not OK

EDITORIAL: Racism is not OK

In light of violence south of border, we must all speak out against hate, intolerance and racism

EDITORIAL: Racism is not OK
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Editorial: Searching for solutions

The impact of the opioid crisis can be seen with disturbing clarity…

  • Jun 15, 2017
Luminaries at Relay for Life. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Relay harnesses generosity

Cancer brought people together in Salmon Arm once again – to grieve,…

  • Jun 14, 2017
Luminaries at Relay for Life. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Lumby Days breaks up flood stress

Lumby Days breaks up flood stress

The event comes at a perfect time to give flood-affected residents are break

  • Jun 9, 2017
Lumby Days breaks up flood stress
Columbia Shuswap Regional District Financial Manager Jodi Pierce and her deputy treasurer have spent approximately 175 hours of staff time in an effort to come up with a remuneration policy that will satisfy all CSRD directors. -File photo

Salary train going in circles

The salaries of politicians are always a political hot potato. There’s something…

  • May 31, 2017
Columbia Shuswap Regional District Financial Manager Jodi Pierce and her deputy treasurer have spent approximately 175 hours of staff time in an effort to come up with a remuneration policy that will satisfy all CSRD directors. -File photo
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in Canada.

Honouring the fallen on National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning asks us all to remember those who have fallen

  • Apr 28, 2017
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in Canada.
There are plans to turn the old rail bed from Sicamous to Armstrong into a recreational corridor. (forums.clubtread.com/PMJ Wright photo)

EDITORIAL: Rail purchase a good move

Public ownership of the rail line from Spallumcheen to Sicamous will be beneficial

  • Apr 2, 2017
There are plans to turn the old rail bed from Sicamous to Armstrong into a recreational corridor. (forums.clubtread.com/PMJ Wright photo)
Daylight Savings time began over the weekend. -Image Credit: File photo

Daylight saving past its time

The hour is now to bring in year-round standard time once and for all.

  • Mar 14, 2017
Daylight Savings time began over the weekend. -Image Credit: File photo
The Splatsin and other Shuswap Nation communities are concerned about the impact of fentanyl.                                -Image Credit: Submitted Photo

EDITORIAL: Fentanyl crisis must unite us

It comes as no surprise that the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council is sounding the alarm over 15 to 20 deaths

  • Mar 12, 2017
The Splatsin and other Shuswap Nation communities are concerned about the impact of fentanyl.                                -Image Credit: Submitted Photo