Editorials

EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed

The 1991 Penticton riot is not a good argument against allowing alcohol in public

  • Jun 27, 2020

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

Canada Day is not just about getting together for a flag-raising ceremony

  • Jun 25, 2020

Pandemic is worse for women

The effects of COVID are felt, particularly, by women. Stop right there.…

Is it time to ground the Snowbirds?

As a group, they are an iconic Canadian symbol that rivals the…

Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school

Province announces greater detail on plans for Jan. 1 in-class instruction

  • May 15, 2020

EDITORIAL: Restrictions continue

COVID-19 directives will not be lifted all at once

  • May 8, 2020
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Sorry – alcohol does not protect you from COVID-19

And spraying it on your body doesn’t work either

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 is not over yet

Provincial directives are still needed in order to limit scope of pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020

COVID Canada: Calm, cool and collected

As tests of leadership go, a global pandemic must be considered fearsome.…

OPINION: Local journalism matters

Support local journalism during COVID-19

  • Apr 13, 2020

Column: Looking north for direction on B.C./Alberta border concerns

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Apr 10, 2020

EDITORIAL: Stay home

Message about COVID-19 must be taken seriously to slow spread of pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020

EDITORIAL: When hate shows in comments

Disturbing ideologies can flourish, in part because their messages can spread in online environments

  • Mar 5, 2020

EDITORIAL: Standards of care

The decision to appoint an administrator at Summerland Seniors Village raises important questions

  • Feb 27, 2020

EDITORIAL: Revisiting cannabis regulations

Recent retail license application has brought up concerns about present policy in Summerland

  • Feb 19, 2020

EDITORIAL: Thoughtless posts to Facebook cause real harm and stress

At the risk of resembling a broken record, it needs to be…

EDITORIAL: Black History Month stamp a reminder that there’s more to the story

A Canada Post stamp for Black History Month represents inadequate understanding of Canada’s past

  • Feb 6, 2020

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Leave our currency alone

The Bank of Canada is considering replacing Wilfrid Laurier on the five dollar bill

  • Jan 24, 2020

Vernon Carnival brings back historic ice palace for Queen Silver Star LX

Check it out during coronation, one of hundreds of Winter Carnival events

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

Municipal budget will likely mean higher taxes

  • Jan 22, 2020