Editorials

Emergency crews check the single of an accident on Highway 97 just north of Red Wing Drive near Penticton in October, 2019. (Mark Brett - Western News)

EDITORIAL: Improving highway safety

Highway 97 has seen plenty of collisions and accidents over the years

  • Aug 4, 2020
Emergency crews check the single of an accident on Highway 97 just north of Red Wing Drive near Penticton in October, 2019. (Mark Brett - Western News)
The Canadian federal debt is expected to top $1.2 trillion as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the economy. (Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Counting the costs of a pandemic

As COVID-19 continues, Canada’s debt and deficit are growing while credit rating drops

  • Jul 16, 2020
The Canadian federal debt is expected to top $1.2 trillion as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the economy. (Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

  • Jul 8, 2020
(Stock photo)
EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed

EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed

The 1991 Penticton riot is not a good argument against allowing alcohol in public

  • Jun 27, 2020
EDITORIAL: Attitudes about alcohol have changed
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19

Canada Day is not just about getting together for a flag-raising ceremony

  • Jun 25, 2020
EDITORIAL: Celebrating Canada despite COVID-19
COVID affects everyone, but numbers don’t lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)

Pandemic is worse for women

The effects of COVID are felt, particularly, by women. Stop right there.…

COVID affects everyone, but numbers don’t lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)

Hello Golden!

Ever since I was a little kid I loved to tell stories.…

Editorial: Farewell for now

Editorial: Farewell for now

What a wild and wonderful ride. I’ve been here as editor of…

  • Oct 5, 2019
Editorial: Farewell for now
Editorial: Converting industries to greener energies

Editorial: Converting industries to greener energies

Social media exploded on Monday. Every post featured the face of a…

Editorial: Converting industries to greener energies
Editorial: Climate compliance

Editorial: Climate compliance

A young girl’s cry for action has the world’s head turning its…

Editorial: Climate compliance
Editorial: Fostering fall feels

Editorial: Fostering fall feels

Even though it feels too soon already, fall is on its way,…

Editorial: Fostering fall feels
Editorial: Voting season begins

Editorial: Voting season begins

Summer is coming to an end, and fall is right around the…

Editorial: Voting season begins
Editorial: That bridge needs replacing

Editorial: That bridge needs replacing

A semi truck rounds the corner, crossing over the centre line. The…

Editorial: That bridge needs replacing
Editorial: Bottling garbage

Editorial: Bottling garbage

I bought two large bottles of water this summer, on my way…

Editorial: Bottling garbage
Editorial: Focus on the right industry, bring back lower canyon access

Editorial: Focus on the right industry, bring back lower canyon access

An interesting thing I learned last week was that CP Rail has…

Editorial: Focus on the right industry, bring back lower canyon access
Editorial: Urban farming

Editorial: Urban farming

At the moment, local food producers are experiencing the great ripening. With…

Editorial: Urban farming
Editorial: Fairness and etiquette

Editorial: Fairness and etiquette

When I started journalism school, one of our professors told us to…

Editorial: Fairness and etiquette
Editorial: Canada is diversity

Editorial: Canada is diversity

Diversity makes us strong. Diversity teaches us acceptance. Diversity is what makes…

Editorial: Canada is diversity
Editorial: Golden needs recreational aquatic areas

Editorial: Golden needs recreational aquatic areas

Have you heard the tale of the Reflection Lake beach? Long ago,…

Editorial: Golden needs recreational aquatic areas
EDITORIAL: Aspirations change

EDITORIAL: Aspirations change

Graduation was long ago for myself, but this year’s grad class said…

EDITORIAL: Aspirations change