Editorials

Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

EDITORIAL: Standards are needed on social media

Platforms have given some, including U.S. President Donald Trump, an unfiltered platform

  • Jan 13, 2021
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that Red Deer and other rural locations would soon be getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

EDITORIAL: Leading by example

Those in leadership roles need to follow the restrictions they impose on others

  • Jan 5, 2021
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with physical distancing measures and other directives, affected life for many. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: 2020 showed the best and worst in humanity

A wide range of responses and emotions could be seen over the past 12 months

  • Dec 29, 2020
The Kelowna waterfront during snowfall. (John Enman photo)

Kelowna’s community prevails in 2020

A look back at the good news of 2020

The Kelowna waterfront during snowfall. (John Enman photo)
It’s time to start checking out the Christmas light displays in Trout Creek and vote for your favourites. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Discovering new ways to celebrate

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will affect this year’s seasonal celebrations

  • Dec 23, 2020
It’s time to start checking out the Christmas light displays in Trout Creek and vote for your favourites. (File photo)
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

EDITORIAL: Listen to the medical experts

Misinformation about COVID-19 could prove deadly

  • Dec 18, 2020
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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Boys and Girls Clubs grateful for community's support
Fitness centres look different as pandemic continues
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EDITORIAL: Defying COVID-19 restrictions can be deadly

Provincial directives have been put in place to slow the spread of the surging pandemic

  • Dec 10, 2020
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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.

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)
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
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
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
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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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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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.)
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)
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.