Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Consider factors behind criminal activity

Knowing patterns and statistics can help in quest for solutions

  • Nov 25, 2022
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
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
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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)
New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge hits his 62nd home run of the season down in Texas on Tuesday night (Oct. 4), breaking the American League single-season home run record (Photo - @ESPNStatsInfo/Twitter)
New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge hits his 62nd home run of the season down in Texas on Tuesday night (Oct. 4), breaking the American League single-season home run record (Photo - @ESPNStatsInfo/Twitter)
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)
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
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
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
The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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
While we aren’t the U.S. by any means, Canadians still have a love of guns. (File photo)

Editorial: Random gun violence, shooting at Penticton Mounties is worrisome

It is the randomness of the shooting and the absolute disregard for life that is so troubling

While we aren’t the U.S. by any means, Canadians still have a love of guns. (File photo)
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)
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