Editorials

Styrofoam containers popular in the 70s and 80s contributed to ozone depletion before the world came together on the problem. (Aislan Maximo//Pixabay)

Coming together in crisis

Back in the day, your takeout hamburger used to come safely packed in a Styrofoam container

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

  • Sep 2, 2022
A black bear spotted on Fawn Rd. Sept. 12, 2020. It damaged a plum tree and ate all of its fruit. (Submitted photo)

Bears aren’t Disney animals

Many people have a soft spot for bears.

  • Aug 28, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Our View: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

In Our View: Beginning of the end for plastic era

We need to wean ourselves off disposable plastic

  • Jul 4, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

EDITORIAL: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 28, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP were on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge earlier this month. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Gun control not a one-off issue

Dealing with our gun violence problem is a thorny isssue with no one simple solution

  • Jun 7, 2022
Ridge Meadows RCMP were on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge earlier this month. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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 19, 2022
A Statistics Canada building and sign is pictured in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Don’t set your dog up to fail

This week a local rancher reported a small calf in his herd…

(Metro Creative photo)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

EDITORIAL: Don’t be part of the problem

A large number of wildfires every year are human-caused and preventable

  • May 16, 2022
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Our View: Canada’s policy on climate change is two-headed

Are we de-carbonizing, or drilling for ever more oil?

  • Apr 23, 2022
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

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

  • Apr 14, 2022
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

EDITORIAL: Right housing needed, not just more housing

We need housing for families and for a greener future

  • Feb 28, 2022
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

EDITORIAL: Leadership needed, not further division

The federal Conservative party’s current state of disarray comes as no surprise.…

  • Feb 13, 2022
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

EDITORIAL: Continuing the spirit of generosity

Poverty and hunger are ongoing problems in Canada

  • Jan 13, 2022
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
Sicamous residents gathered on July 23 to make signs thanking firefighters and first responders. Such displays of support helped firefighters persevere through the wildfires of 2021. (Facebook)

Editorial: ‘Perseverence’ a good word for 2021 in B.C.

A look at words of the year and jargon that needs to go

  • Jan 2, 2022
Sicamous residents gathered on July 23 to make signs thanking firefighters and first responders. Such displays of support helped firefighters persevere through the wildfires of 2021. (Facebook)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas

The argument about seasonal greetings is tired, old and irrelevant

  • Dec 23, 2021
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
A semi was nestled in the ditch after the driver lost control and slid off of Highway 5 in November 2020. (Photo courtesy of Blackpool Fire Department)

Unsafe driving habits all too common

Regardless of road conditions, the recklessness never stops

A semi was nestled in the ditch after the driver lost control and slid off of Highway 5 in November 2020. (Photo courtesy of Blackpool Fire Department)
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

EDITORIAL: Global carbon fee – it’s the only way

Global problems require global solutions.

  • Nov 27, 2021
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
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COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

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