Editorials

The Tulameen dike, destroyed by the Nov. 14 flood, received $185,000 in temporary repairs. Photo Nov. 30, Andrea DeMeer

EDITORIAL: A time for generosity

Support is needed for those affected by recent weather disasters

  • Dec 2, 2021

 

From January until the end of September 2021, a total of 1,534 overdose deaths were recorded in British Columbia. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A health emergency continues to rage

Illicit drug overdose deaths are a serious problem throughout British Columbia

  • Nov 24, 2021

 

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The accounts of past wars must not be trivialized or downplayed

 

Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC

EDITORIAL: Preparing for winter driving

Precautions are important, especially in snowy and mountainous areas

  • Oct 24, 2021
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC
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EDITORIAL: Mandates necessary to slow spread of COVID-19

Many in Canada have been vaccinated, but some, for any number of reasons, remain unvaccinated

  • Oct 17, 2021
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Students and staff from Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School march during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo/Balan Moorthy)

EDITORIAL: One day is not enough to bring changes

On Thursday, Sept. 30, many Canadians wore orange shirts for the country’s…

  • Oct 7, 2021
Students and staff from Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School march during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

EDITORIAL: Considering the cost of an election

In other parts of the world, our electoral system is an unattainable dream

  • Oct 5, 2021
Advance polling opened on Sept. 10 in the Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife while Elections Canada has said it is reviewing its voting locations after indoor gathering limits of 25 people were announced by chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola on Sept. 8. Blair McBride/NNSL photo
A sample ballot box is seen at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Oct 5, 2021
A sample ballot box is seen at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

EDITORIAL: Examine the facts during election campaign

It is essential that voters make their decisions based on accurate information

  • Sep 16, 2021
The federal election will be held Sept. 20. Make sure your decision is based on accurate information. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Consider candidates as election approaches

Selecting one’s preferred candidate can be a challenge

  • Aug 19, 2021
Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable conversations about pay increases

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board considering a pay raise

  • Aug 10, 2021
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Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the destruction from wildfires

Active wildfire season is a challenge throughout British Columbia

  • Jul 29, 2021
Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
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EDITORIAL: A time for solemn reflection

This year, set aside some time to think about the highest values we embrace as Canadians

  • Jul 1, 2021
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The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

EDITORIAL: Lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions welcomed

British Columbians no longer need to ask if they are taking a trip for the right reasons

  • Jun 24, 2021
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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EDITORIAL: Curtailing attempts at scams

The true total of losses from all scams and frauds could be much higher than the figures on file

  • Jun 21, 2021
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EDITORIAL: COVID-19 directives still in place

Despite increasing vaccination rates, pandemic restrictions have not been lifted

  • May 19, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Canada’s $1 trillion national debt

Canada’s national debt has topped $1 trillion for the first time in…

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Gavel (Courtesy photo)

EDITORIAL: High marks for Canada’s democratic process

Accusations of widespread corruption do not hold up

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Face masks and other COVID-19 protocols have become standard as the pandemic continues. (Pixabay)

EDITORIAL: Understanding the latest COVID-19 statistics

A minute of silence for each British Columbian who has died from COVID-19 would last for 25 hours

  • Apr 15, 2021
Face masks and other COVID-19 protocols have become standard as the pandemic continues. (Pixabay)
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EDITORIAL: Additional COVID-19 restrictions are difficult for all

Every time restrictions are introduced, it takes a toll on our economy

  • Apr 7, 2021
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