Editorials

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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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EDITORIAL: High marks for Canada’s democratic process

Accusations of widespread corruption do not hold up

  • Apr 22, 2021
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
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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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Housing is scarce across B.C., and what housing there is isn’t always affordable. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Housing prices and supply affect our communities

Shortage of affordable housing an issue around B.C.

  • Apr 3, 2021
Housing is scarce across B.C., and what housing there is isn’t always affordable. (File photo)
Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)

EDITORIAL: Considering short-term rental units

Communities working to address regulations and effects of short-term rentals

  • Mar 25, 2021
Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)
British Columbia still uses Daylight Saving Time during a portion of the year, but some are asking whether the switch should be ended. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Time to rethink the time change

Days following time change are a time of adjustment for many

  • Mar 18, 2021
British Columbia still uses Daylight Saving Time during a portion of the year, but some are asking whether the switch should be ended. (Black Press file photo)
Masks are required in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Heightened tension over face masks

Incidents of anger and conflicts over mandated masks happening too frequently

  • Mar 3, 2021
Masks are required in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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EDITORIAL: The freedom to read

Books have been challenged many times in the past

  • Feb 24, 2021
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EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions continue

Preventing a new outbreak is far easier than coping with an increase in the number of new cases

  • Feb 18, 2021
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The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Maintaining a strong democracy

Canada has placed fifth worldwide for the level of its democracy

The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette reads the speech from the throne in Ottawa on Dec. 5, 2019. She has recently resigned her role. (The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: Government officials held to high standards

Recent incidents at federal level show Canadians expect much from those in government

  • Feb 2, 2021
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette reads the speech from the throne in Ottawa on Dec. 5, 2019. She has recently resigned her role. (The Canadian Press)
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

EDITORIAL: Uneasy elements must be faced head-on

Electoral tensions in the United States could happen in Canada as well

  • Jan 26, 2021
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
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EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions continue to affect us all

Canada has recorded more than 700,000 confirmed cases of pandemic

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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
Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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
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)
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 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with physical distancing measures and other directives, affected life for many. (Black Press file 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)
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’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Santa visits Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne

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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