Editorials

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

 

New research paints a sombre outlook for Canadian household finances as inflation takes a bite out of real wages and rising interest rates mute economic growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

EDITORIAL: Controlling inflation a difficult challenge

The present efforts to slow the rate of inflation are not painless

  • Jul 22, 2022

 

The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

EDITORIAL: Prepare now for future fire seasons

In 2021, wildfires were raging across British Columbia

  • Jul 13, 2022

 

Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 7, 2022
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Class of 2022 prepared for uncertainties that lie ahead

High school students have faced unique challeges in recent years

  • Jun 30, 2022
Summerland Secondary School’s graduates of 2022 toss their hats to mark the end of high school. The high school graduation ceremony was held on June 27. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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EDITORIAL: A problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 23, 2022
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In October, British Columbians will vote for their mayors, councillors, school trustees and regional district representatives. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A call to make wise decisions

Municipal elections this fall will affect day-to-day life for many

  • Jun 8, 2022
In October, British Columbians will vote for their mayors, councillors, school trustees and regional district representatives. (Black Press file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: When political disagreement turns into hate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others have been the target of vitriolic hate

  • Jun 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
The rising costs of fuel may affect vacation plans for some. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A time to consider close-to-home vacations

British Columbians want summer celebrations, but fuel costs may change some plans

The rising costs of fuel may affect vacation plans for some. (Black Press file photo)
In 2017, severe spring flooding affected the shore of Okanagan Lake. This year, while the snowpack is lower than normal, the risk of flooding still remains. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Time to plan for weather extremes

Record-breaking heat, flooding, wildfires and other events have caused destruction throughout B.C.

  • May 18, 2022
In 2017, severe spring flooding affected the shore of Okanagan Lake. This year, while the snowpack is lower than normal, the risk of flooding still remains. (Black Press file photo)
A man pauses at a coffin after carrying it during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The B.C. Coroners Service reported a record number of 175 overdose deaths related to illicit drugs in June. Approximately 5,000 people have died due to illicit-drug overdoses since a public health emergency was declared in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

EDITORIAL: Drug overdose deaths an ongoing problem in B.C.

Deaths from illicit drug use has been identified as a public health emergency since 2016

  • May 11, 2022
A man pauses at a coffin after carrying it during a memorial march to remember victims of overdose deaths in Vancouver on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The B.C. Coroners Service reported a record number of 175 overdose deaths related to illicit drugs in June. Approximately 5,000 people have died due to illicit-drug overdoses since a public health emergency was declared in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Caring for an aging population

Number of Canadians 85 and older expected to triple in next 25 years

  • May 9, 2022
A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)

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Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8. (Pixabay)
The Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos exploded in size in just a few hours in July. This picture shows the wildfire behind the Vintners on the Creek RV park heading towards the Nk’Mip campgrounds and Cottages, leading to middle of the night evacuations. (Rod Steck)
The Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos exploded in size in just a few hours in July. This picture shows the wildfire behind the Vintners on the Creek RV park heading towards the Nk’Mip campgrounds and Cottages, leading to middle of the night evacuations. (Rod Steck)

EDITORIAL: Preparing now for a wildfire season

Three worst wildfire seasons in B.C. were in past five years

  • Apr 20, 2022
The Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos exploded in size in just a few hours in July. This picture shows the wildfire behind the Vintners on the Creek RV park heading towards the Nk’Mip campgrounds and Cottages, leading to middle of the night evacuations. (Rod Steck)
The Nk’Mip fire in Osoyoos exploded in size in just a few hours in July. This picture shows the wildfire behind the Vintners on the Creek RV park heading towards the Nk’Mip campgrounds and Cottages, leading to middle of the night evacuations. (Rod Steck)
A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

Several provinces have reduced gas taxes in response to rising pump prices

  • Apr 15, 2022
A car is fuelled up at a gas station in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

EDITORIAL: Preparing for potential flooding

Unusual weather conditions could affect properties

  • Apr 12, 2022
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDITORIAL: Rising gas prices are here to stay

The sudden rise in fuel prices has prompted some to ask why our fuel prices are so high

  • Apr 4, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)

EDITORIAL: Agreement changes the political landscape

Agreements between political parties are nothing new in Canadian politics

  • Mar 30, 2022
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)
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EDITORIAL: Leave the phone alone

Texting while driving could result in a fatality

  • Mar 10, 2022
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Local residents queue to receive food and humanitarian aid in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

EDITORIAL: Russia-Ukraine conflict affects the whole world

The entire world is uneasily watching as the tensions continue to unfold

  • Mar 5, 2022
Local residents queue to receive food and humanitarian aid in Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Freezing residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)