Editorials

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
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Don’t set your dog up to fail

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

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
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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B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions are an inconvenience, and nothing worse

Measures do not remove personal freedoms

  • Nov 4, 2021
B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)
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EDITORIAL: The role of a journalist when misinformation runs rampant

It is more important now than ever for readers to be able to trust the news

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EDITORIAL: Give B.C. teachers a mandate when they ask for it

Victoria squandered a perfect opportunity to show leadership when it delegated vax mandate to school boards

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A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Housing affordability a no-win situation

Someone is going to get hurt no matter what happens

  • Oct 7, 2021
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
On Sept. 17, School District 83 announced hold and secure procedures had been put in place at Salmon Arm schools after some schools had been visited by protesters. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Instead of justifying actions, Salmon Arm school protesters should consider an apology

Letter from protesters shows lack of empathy for concerns of educators

  • Sep 30, 2021
On Sept. 17, School District 83 announced hold and secure procedures had been put in place at Salmon Arm schools after some schools had been visited by protesters. (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

EDITORIAL: Hope lives on

41 years after Terry Fox ran, his legacy continues to thrive

  • Sep 16, 2021
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)