Editorials

A sow and her three cubs, reported on social media for several weeks to be living in Princeton, were destroyed by a Conservation Officer Saturday (File photo WildsafeBC - Facebook)

OPINION: Conservation officers don’t kill bears – we do

A mother and three cubs were destroyed recently in a Princeton residential neighbourhood.

People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Time to follow COVID-19 orders

Latest British Columbia restrictions are unpleasant and inconvenient, but necessary

  • Nov 19, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

EDITORIAL: Pandemic statistics still on the rise

The reality of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is evident as new figures are released

  • Nov 10, 2020
Protesters hold letters that spell Count Every Vote as they cross an overpass while marching in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Column: Attacks on democracy warrant reflection on November 11

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Nov 5, 2020
Protesters hold letters that spell Count Every Vote as they cross an overpass while marching in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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EDITORIAL: The power of a single vote

In the Oct. 24 British Columbia election, every vote is important

  • Oct 21, 2020
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A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Don’t like using disposable masks, go reusable

Others shouldn’t have to pick up improperly discarded face masks

  • Oct 19, 2020
A disposable but improperly discarded face mask sits on a wall outside a downtown Salmon Arm business. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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Crash on Highway 97C near Brenda Mine
Shuswap BC Liberal candidate Greg Kyllo
Shuswap BC Green Party candidate Owen Madden
Shuswap BC NDP candidate Sylvia Lindgren
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EDITORIAL: Continuing efforts to control COVID-19

As numbers continue to increase, anti-mask protests are a concern

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)

COLUMN: The measurements of a great nation

There are now more than 38 million people living in Canada

Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)
On Oct. 24, British Columbians will hire the people to represent them in the B.C. legislature. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Applying for the job of governing

Elected officials will be charged with a difficult task

  • Oct 7, 2020
On Oct. 24, British Columbians will hire the people to represent them in the B.C. legislature. (File photo)
The B.C. provincial election is on Oct. 24. (File photo.)

EDITORIAL: Selecting the best choice

B.C. election should be about finding the best candidates, not the least worst

  • Oct 1, 2020
The B.C. provincial election is on Oct. 24. (File photo.)
If elected, BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson has pledged to eliminate the provincial sales tax, and maintain it at three per-cent in subsequent years until the province sees an economic rebounded from COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)

Column: Deep tax cuts come with a cost

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Sep 30, 2020
If elected, BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson has pledged to eliminate the provincial sales tax, and maintain it at three per-cent in subsequent years until the province sees an economic rebounded from COVID-19. (Black Press Media files)
In 2015, The World Health Organization released a guideline for the naming of viruses. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone FILE via AP)

Editorial: Racism spans our shared history of pandemics

Guideline for naming of viruses designed to not offend cultural groups

  • Sep 28, 2020
In 2015, The World Health Organization released a guideline for the naming of viruses. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone FILE via AP)
In 2015, The World Health Organization released a guideline for the naming of viruses. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone FILE via AP)

Editorial: Racism spans our shared history of pandemics

Guideline for naming of viruses designed to not offend cultural groups

  • Sep 28, 2020
In 2015, The World Health Organization released a guideline for the naming of viruses. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone FILE via AP)
The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue earlier this month. Air quality has deteriorated as smoke from fires in the United States has blanketed much of British Columbia. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Clearing the smoke

Wildfires have resulted in heavy smoke and poor air quality

  • Sep 23, 2020
The colours around Okanagan Lake took on a smoke-tinted hue earlier this month. Air quality has deteriorated as smoke from fires in the United States has blanketed much of British Columbia. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)                                Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)

EDITORIAL: A pandemic continues

Measures to control the spread of COVID-19 were introduced six months ago

  • Sep 17, 2020
Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)                                Passengers who fly out of Vancouver International Airport could soon be able to take a COVID-19 test before they board their flight. (YVR)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)

EDITORIAL: Continuing caution to control COVID-19

New cases of pandemic continue to increase in British Columbia

  • Aug 31, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix update COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Aug. 24, 2020. (B.C. government)
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District safety plan will hopefully provide answers

  • Aug 24, 2020
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.

EDITORIAL: Preparing for wildfires

Wildfires have come close to populated areas this summer

  • Aug 22, 2020
Photographer Douglas Drouin captures the Christie Mountain wildfire above homes in Heritage Hills on Aug. 18.
In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

EDITORIAL: It has always been ‘okay to be white,’ it’s a racist way of legitimizing white privilege

It’s time to do more than just take inventory of your advantages, it’s time to use them to make change

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A wildfire burnt nearly 16 acres of grass and woodlands near Crow Point before being extinguished by firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service on May 9, 2020.. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

  • Aug 8, 2020
A wildfire burnt nearly 16 acres of grass and woodlands near Crow Point before being extinguished by firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service on May 9, 2020.. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)