Editorials

Newspapers still matter, now more than ever

National Newspaper Week is celebrated the first week of October

  • Oct 5th, 2018

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26th, 2018

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19th, 2018
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Whale surprises sailboat near Denman Island
Conservatives demand 'action' on ISIL returnees in Canada
Small businesses urge end to rotating strikes at Canada Post
Relief expressed as Bruce McArthur waives preliminary hearing

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6th, 2018

Okanagan-Boundary spirit remains strong in wake of flooding

Last weekend, Cannings visited some of the hardest hit areas

  • May 17th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10th, 2018

Smokies success helps re-ignite community passion

The Trail Smoke Eaters have had a fantastic playoff run …

  • Apr 5th, 2018

Italian nationalist may have chance of winning election

Dyer, ” … biggest issue … in the past four years Italy has received 600,000 illegal migrants.”

  • Mar 2nd, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25th, 2018

May I help you with some of that baggage?

Travis writes, “When the political landscape changes, it changes fast.”

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Dare to be smarter

Editorial: Steve Kidd is the senior reporter with the Penticton Western News.

  • Jan 19th, 2018

Beware the hazard of celebrity politics

There had been a low-level buzz about Oprah Winfrey running for U.S. president in 2020

  • Jan 12th, 2018

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8th, 2018

Iran protests: Here we go again or the start of something much bigger?

Dyer: “All the other waves of protest failed; this one probably will too …”

  • Jan 4th, 2018