Editorials

Fall is the best time for sports fans

We’re right around the corner from the most wonderful time of the…

Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Consider candidates as election approaches

Selecting one’s preferred candidate can be a challenge

  • Aug 19, 2021
Smoke billowing out from the Copper Canyon fire behind Mount Prevost. (Photo by Bud Gagnon)

Back country ban logical next step

Time to take a hard stance so more fires don’t ignite

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‘A Valley Destroyed’ shows need for change

By Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops South Thompson If you want to…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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Come down from your high horse

A need for pandemic advice without being condescending

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B.C. drivers burned by highest gas taxes in Canada

And we have nothing to show for it when it comes to the environment

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Working from home

Earlier this week I read an article from The Canadian Press about…

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Stop hurting the healers

Last year around this time, I remember I was in Vancouver and…

  • May 13, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Piper will have to be paid for Canada’s $1 trillion national debt

But in the face of COVID-19, doing nothing was not an option

  • May 7, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full last Friday, and…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
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There’s a word for those who dump illegally

When did people start seeing side roads and Crown land as their…

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North Thompson Star/Journal editor Jill Hayward says she was “quite surprised” to receive a recognition certificate, flowers and a Black Press watch in recognition of her 25 years of service at the newspaper in Barriere, B.C. (Bob Hayward photo)

From the basement to a career in journalism

Looking back on over 25 years with Barriere’s North Thompson Star/Journal

North Thompson Star/Journal editor Jill Hayward says she was “quite surprised” to receive a recognition certificate, flowers and a Black Press watch in recognition of her 25 years of service at the newspaper in Barriere, B.C. (Bob Hayward photo)
A huge amount of food is wasted each year in Canadian households. (Citizen file)

Editorial: UN report on food waste a lot to chew on

The average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food each year

  • Mar 26, 2021
A huge amount of food is wasted each year in Canadian households. (Citizen file)

Painful Truth: Predicting the post-COVID future is no easy task

Small changes are gathering steam, and no one saw all of them coming

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Editorial: We can resolve to limit what COVID-19 costs us

If we feel like we ‘lost a year’ in 2020, we can resolve for better in 2021

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Strides made in nature conservation in 2020

Despite the pandemic, and in some cases because of it, nature made headlines around the world

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Opinion: Sense of connection lost on anti-maskers

Like it or not, all 7.8 billion of us are linked through…

  • Dec 11, 2020
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Winter is here, whether we want it or not

We’ve spent months practicing our skills in keeping ourselves safe: washing our…

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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)

Editorial: British Columbians asked to re-commit to COVID-19 fight

More than 1,100 cases over the last three days should strengthen our resolve

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)
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Giving thanks

This coming Monday, Oct. 12, we celebrate Thanksgiving. A day that has…

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