Editorials

Distracted driving is known to cause crashes (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Leave the phone alone

Distracted driving can have fatal consequences

  • Mar 23, 2023

 

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EDITORIAL: A change in attitudes about alcohol

Pilot project allows alcohol on Summerland beaches.

  • Mar 23, 2023

 

People demonstrate against the war in the Ukraine in front of the Russian embassy in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. The war in Ukraine is now in its second year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: No end in sight to war in Ukraine

Ongoing conflict is now in its second year

  • Mar 5, 2023

 

Canada placed 12th in the latest Democracy Index report. The report, published annually, shows freedoms and civil liberties in 167 countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Democracy and civil liberties are not universal concepts

Canada performs well in latest Democracy Index report

  • Feb 9, 2023
Canada placed 12th in the latest Democracy Index report. The report, published annually, shows freedoms and civil liberties in 167 countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The risk of avalanches is higher than usual this year. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Avalanche hazards can have fatal consequences

Deaths from avalanche incidents have been recorded near Nelson, Valemount and Revelstoke this year

  • Feb 9, 2023
The risk of avalanches is higher than usual this year. (Black Press file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Addressing challenges of 2023 will take teamwork

Problems do not go away by themselves

  • Dec 29, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Holiday doesn’t need to be perfect

Festive season can come with some high expectations

  • Dec 23, 2022
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A shortage of housing units and ongoing issues with housing affordability have resulted in new construction in some B.C. communities. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Housing crisis needs immediate legislative action

Housing supply and housing affordability are affecting people throughout the province

  • Dec 1, 2022
A shortage of housing units and ongoing issues with housing affordability have resulted in new construction in some B.C. communities. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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EDITORIAL: Consider factors behind criminal activity

Knowing patterns and statistics can help in quest for solutions

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Remembrance Day at Memorial Park in Summerland. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)

EDITORIAL: A time to consider the high cost of war

Remembrance Day is not a time to celebrate past battlefield victories and heroic measures

  • Nov 16, 2022
Remembrance Day at Memorial Park in Summerland. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)
A crowd of people watch a Summerland hockey game. According to Statistics Canada figures, more than one in for people living in Canada are immigrants. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Immigrants choosing Canada

Projections suggest that by 2041, around one-third of all people living in Canada will be immigrants

  • Nov 3, 2022
A crowd of people watch a Summerland hockey game. According to Statistics Canada figures, more than one in for people living in Canada are immigrants. (Black Press file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Voters determined election outcome

Not all voters saw their preferred candidates elected to council, school board or regional district

  • Oct 24, 2022
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In most of British Columbia, candidates in local government elections are not running under party banners. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Individuals, not parties, will form local governments

In most parts of B.C., candidates in local government elections run as independents

  • Oct 13, 2022
In most of British Columbia, candidates in local government elections are not running under party banners. (Black Press file photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)

EDITORIAL: Count the cost of election promises

Any campaign promises, if delivered, will come at a cost

  • Oct 10, 2022
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Wait before making decision on Tory leader

The question is whether Pierre Poilievre can appeal to a broader range of Canadians

  • Sep 22, 2022
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The RCMP says it is investigating an incident last Friday in which Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia was subjected to a profane tirade in Grand Prairie, Alta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

EDITORIAL: Threats and heated confrontations must stop

No matter what anyone thinks of an individual or a party, threats and hate are never appropriate

  • Sep 12, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks to reporters before heading to Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The RCMP says it is investigating an incident last Friday in which Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia was subjected to a profane tirade in Grand Prairie, Alta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. Today, in communities around British Columbia and beyond, housing prices are high and supply is low. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the high cost of housing

Limited supply and high prices affect everyone

  • Sep 5, 2022
The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. Today, in communities around British Columbia and beyond, housing prices are high and supply is low. (Black Press file photo)
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Hot weather plans needed

The heat this summer and last summer has been unusual

  • Aug 23, 2022
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

EDITORIAL: Wildfire season is heating up

Recent increase in wildfire activity is cause for concern

  • Aug 11, 2022
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 4, 2022
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)
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