Editorials

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

Municipal budget will likely mean higher taxes

  • Jan 22, 2020
EDITORIAL: Examining finances
Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination

Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination

Judgment based on current best evidence

  • Jan 21, 2020
Editorial: Salmon Arm court decision a victory for vaccination
Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions

Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions

Residents acknowledge it has been a difficult winter for road maintenance

  • Jan 17, 2020
Editorial: Sympathy for Shuswap snow plowers and adapting to exceptional conditions
EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached

EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached

It is possible to have children and teens at risk, even in an environment where they should be safe

  • Jan 15, 2020
EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached
Shuswap Daycare’s Broyden Godber and Kingston Pitts (left and right), and Teddy Albert help stuff an SUV with children’s books during the Jam the GM event at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM on Jan. 8. The event serves as the kickoff for the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s Unplug and Play events throughout the North Okanagan Shuswap Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Editorial: Unplug and Play activities offer healthy distraction in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Free events include magic shows, swimming, skating, juggling and games

  • Jan 10, 2020
Shuswap Daycare’s Broyden Godber and Kingston Pitts (left and right), and Teddy Albert help stuff an SUV with children’s books during the Jam the GM event at Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM on Jan. 8. The event serves as the kickoff for the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society’s Unplug and Play events throughout the North Okanagan Shuswap Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Editorial: Resolving for change

Editorial: Resolving for change

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

  • Jan 1, 2020
Editorial: Resolving for change
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EDITORIAL: The need for conversation

Dialogue is needed in order to address issues facing us in the year ahead

  • Dec 27, 2019
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Editorial: The real gift is hope

Editorial: The real gift is hope

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays has eased, it’s time to reflect

  • Dec 26, 2019
Editorial: The real gift is hope
First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe

First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe

On Wednesday, Dec. 25, millions of people will gather with friends and…

  • Dec 22, 2019
First responders and health care workers will be on the job to help to keep us safe
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EDITORIAL: Reflecting on a tragedy, 30 years later

While the Montreal Massacre made headlines because of its scale, gender-based violence is not new

  • Dec 6, 2019
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Car break-ins all too common in Vernon

Car break-ins all too common in Vernon

EDITORIAL: It seems we can’t even go a week without someone having their window smashed

Car break-ins all too common in Vernon
Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay

Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay

A high school should be the last place you find opposition to…

  • Dec 2, 2019
Editorial: Smartphones are here to stay
Ferntree, of Duncan, British Columbia, a member of the Cowichan Tribes, holds her hand up as she partakes in a smudging ceremony as smoke from a smoldering bundle of dried sweetgrass is directed toward her during a Native American protest against Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have “discovered” a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable questions about religion, spirituality and culture

A court case on Vancouver Island has centred on an Indigenous smudging ceremony

  • Nov 24, 2019
Ferntree, of Duncan, British Columbia, a member of the Cowichan Tribes, holds her hand up as she partakes in a smudging ceremony as smoke from a smoldering bundle of dried sweetgrass is directed toward her during a Native American protest against Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Seattle. The fourth annual protest by the Oldgrowth Alliance included leaders and youth from Native American and Alaska Native communities speaking out against the annual holiday honoring Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. Protest organizers say that Columbus could not have “discovered” a western hemisphere already inhabited by about 100 million people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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EDITORIAL: When confrontation replaces dialogue

A number of recent comments making news headlines in Canada have shown…

  • Nov 18, 2019
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EDITORIAL: Pageant transition

EDITORIAL: Pageant transition

Expanding Summerland’s Blossom Pageant to include male and female candidates means important changes

  • Nov 10, 2019
EDITORIAL: Pageant transition
MILITARY REVIEW                                Soldiers in Summerland were reviewed by Prince Edward in 1919. On Nov. 11, the community will observe Remembrance Day with a ceremony in Memorial Park at 11 a.m.                                (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

EDITORIAL: An ongoing call for peace

The quest for peace today seems just as elusive as it was during the First World War

  • Nov 8, 2019
MILITARY REVIEW                                Soldiers in Summerland were reviewed by Prince Edward in 1919. On Nov. 11, the community will observe Remembrance Day with a ceremony in Memorial Park at 11 a.m.                                (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
EDITORIAL: Providing support

EDITORIAL: Providing support

Refugee family will need assistance from community of Summerland

  • Nov 1, 2019
EDITORIAL: Providing support
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks next to the Watermark sculpture along the St. John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. He will have the campaign stage mostly to himself Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 as he reveals the bulk of his party’s re-election platform. The Canadian Press, Stephen MacGillivray photo.

COLUMN: Extreme expressions of political hatred

Online anger against Trudeau reached extreme levels

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks next to the Watermark sculpture along the St. John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. He will have the campaign stage mostly to himself Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 as he reveals the bulk of his party’s re-election platform. The Canadian Press, Stephen MacGillivray photo.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

EDITORIAL: The wishes of the voters

While the results will not please everyone, this is, more or less, what Canadian voters have chosen

  • Oct 23, 2019
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
EDITORIAL: Considering the promises

EDITORIAL: Considering the promises

During the election campaign examine how the various parties will fulfill their promises to voters

  • Oct 11, 2019
EDITORIAL: Considering the promises