Editorials

B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)

EDITORIAL: We shouldn’t have to have a Pink Shirt Day, but we do

‘Children are a product of their environment’

  • Feb 24, 2021
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)

Editorial: Opt-out organ donation the way to go

In most places in Canada, including British Columbia, you have to sign up to be an organ donor.

  • Feb 1, 2021
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EDITORIAL: No, Christmas isn’t cancelled

COVID-19 vaccine is the start of a long road back to a version of normal

  • Dec 23, 2020
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

OPINION: On rights, freedoms, and wearing masks

The Charter guarantees our rights and freedoms ‘only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law’

  • Dec 8, 2020
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

EDITORIAL: Conservation officers don’t kill bears – we do

It’s storybook thinking to believe urbanized bears can be relocated to a leafy place in the forest.

  • Nov 20, 2020
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
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EDITORIAL: Whose side are you on?

Editor Adam Louis says there’s no change without making your voice known

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Visitors to Bridal Veil Falls get a scare as ice chunks fall from above
Alina Durham update on missing daughter Shaelene Bell
Four-by-four enthusiasts damaging salmon eggs and fish habitat
Find Me My Furever Home - Mr. John at the Chilliwack SPCA
EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions

EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions

Critical thinking is important but we cannot give in to irrational fear

  • Sep 16, 2020
EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions
Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)

EDITORIAL: Won’t somebody think of the chickens?

Observer editor Adam Louis brainstorms new advertising slogans

Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)
EDITORIAL: The dilemma of living in beautiful B.C.

EDITORIAL: The dilemma of living in beautiful B.C.

Tourism dollars are needed for the economy while some locals are crying ‘stay away’

  • Aug 6, 2020
EDITORIAL: The dilemma of living in beautiful B.C.
EDITORIAL: Inaction on homelessness costs money

EDITORIAL: Inaction on homelessness costs money

Action comes with a price tag but the alternative is immoral and expensive

  • Jul 30, 2020
EDITORIAL: Inaction on homelessness costs money
EDITORIAL: Be kind, be thoughtful, be Canadian - every day

EDITORIAL: Be kind, be thoughtful, be Canadian – every day

Our diversity, our multiculturalism, our kindness to others is what makes our country so great

  • Jul 2, 2020
EDITORIAL: Be kind, be thoughtful, be Canadian - every day
EDITORIAL: Elders in isolation risk financial abuse

EDITORIAL: Elders in isolation risk financial abuse

‘Recognizing the signs of elder abuse and knowing who to report it to is key’

  • Jun 18, 2020
EDITORIAL: Elders in isolation risk financial abuse
EDITORIAL: Side effect of reopening economy may be more reckless driving incidents

EDITORIAL: Side effect of reopening economy may be more reckless driving incidents

More kids are out on bikes and more drivers are speeding on our roads

  • Jun 4, 2020
EDITORIAL: Side effect of reopening economy may be more reckless driving incidents
Owner Rosanna Petan wears a face shield and Jack Willis wears a face mask as she cuts his hair at Frank’s Barbershop, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. British Columbia began phase two of the reopening of its economy Tuesday, allowing certain businesses that were ordered closed due to COVID-19 to open their doors to customers if new health and safety regulations are followed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

EDITORIAL: British Columbians should be proud of pandemic response

Tuesday felt closer to ‘normal’ than we’ve felt in two months

  • May 21, 2020
Owner Rosanna Petan wears a face shield and Jack Willis wears a face mask as she cuts his hair at Frank’s Barbershop, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. British Columbia began phase two of the reopening of its economy Tuesday, allowing certain businesses that were ordered closed due to COVID-19 to open their doors to customers if new health and safety regulations are followed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
EDITORIAL: Looking towards the other side of a pandemic

EDITORIAL: Looking towards the other side of a pandemic

Hopefully we can salvage something – most – of our previous lives

  • May 13, 2020
EDITORIAL: Looking towards the other side of a pandemic
EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety

EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety

This week is Mental Health Week and it’s OK to say you’re not OK

  • May 6, 2020
EDITORIAL: Pandemic pressure for those vulnerable to depression, stress, anxiety
EDITORIAL: Remembering that this free government cash is not forever

EDITORIAL: Remembering that this free government cash is not forever

Much-needed supports are here but many will certainly take advantage

  • Apr 30, 2020
EDITORIAL: Remembering that this free government cash is not forever
EDITORIAL: This is no time for complacency

EDITORIAL: This is no time for complacency

Poll shows we are doing some things more, some less

  • Apr 25, 2020
EDITORIAL: This is no time for complacency
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, during the March 23 update on the coronavirus pandemic at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)

EDITORIAL: The tough task of finding balance in a crisis

With the guiding words of Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C. is getting it right

  • Apr 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, during the March 23 update on the coronavirus pandemic at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government photo)
EDITORIAL: British Columbia’s renters and landlords needed help yesterday

EDITORIAL: British Columbia’s renters and landlords needed help yesterday

Too little too late from both federal and provincial governments

  • Apr 2, 2020
EDITORIAL: British Columbia’s renters and landlords needed help yesterday