Editorials

Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city of Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. The flooding has all the hallmarks of a catastrophe juiced by climate change, but it is too early to formally assign blame to global warming, several scientists tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

EDITORIAL: Coming together in crisis

Even if you don’t believe the science behind climate change, the fixes needed are otherwise beneficial

  • Sep 2, 2022
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city of Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. The flooding has all the hallmarks of a catastrophe juiced by climate change, but it is too early to formally assign blame to global warming, several scientists tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (Canadian Press/HO-Save Old Growth)

EDITORIAL: Eco-terrorists are changing no minds

Tire deflators could create dangerous situations

  • Aug 12, 2022
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (Canadian Press/HO-Save Old Growth)
(Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)

EDITORIAL: Where have all the workers gone?

It’s an interesting question with so many job vacancies

  • Aug 5, 2022
(Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)
(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

EDITORIAL: Employers face challenges with low unemployment

Baby Boomers leaving the labour sector are leaving a huge gap

  • Jul 29, 2022
(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

EDITORIAL: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 16, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
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

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

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

  • Jul 8, 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
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)

EDITORIAL: A more muted Canada Day should be the new normal

‘Canadians need to take the time to learn what it is that we are trying to reconcile’

  • Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

EDITORIAL: A massive B.C. problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 24, 2022
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)

EDITORIAL: Time for municipal election candidates to make some decisions

Municipal elections are four months away

  • Jun 17, 2022
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: When political disagreement turns into hate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others have been the target of vitriolic hate

  • Jun 10, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)
When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment

Heartbreaking to hear all of the stories about the many pets being turned over to shelters

  • May 28, 2022
When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Editorial: Finally time for federal, provincial politicians to get down to business

There are no elections in the offing for years. Time to govern.

  • May 6, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Let’s improve planet’s prognosis this Earth Day

Earth Day Canada’s theme is ‘Call in Sick for Earth Day,’ recognizing ‘eco-anxiety’ people may feel

  • Apr 22, 2022
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

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

  • Apr 15, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Hope Community Services is trying to work around high gas prices and continue to maintain the same service levels, particularly at the Food Resource Centre. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

EDITORIAL: Rising gas prices are here to stay

‘Oil production is complicated and it involves global markets’

  • Mar 18, 2022
Hope Community Services is trying to work around high gas prices and continue to maintain the same service levels, particularly at the Food Resource Centre. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

EDITORIAL: Ukrainians seeing true loss of freedom

‘If it is exhausting to keep up with or causing you undue stress, unplug’

  • Mar 11, 2022
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
FILE - Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a hearty welcome. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File)

EDITORIAL: Russia-Ukraine conflict affects the whole world

‘Fuel prices in Canada have already jumped dramatically since the invasion began’

  • Mar 4, 2022
FILE - Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a hearty welcome. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File)
A pro-pipeline convoy travelled down Highway 20 through Sylvan Lake the afternoon of Jan. 12. Over 600 vehicles made the trip from Red Deer and back in support of oil and gas.

EDITORIAL: Let’s focus on the alligators, not the swamp

‘British Columbians need help’

  • Feb 26, 2022
A pro-pipeline convoy travelled down Highway 20 through Sylvan Lake the afternoon of Jan. 12. Over 600 vehicles made the trip from Red Deer and back in support of oil and gas.
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 19, 2022
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A “Help Wanted” sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images

EDITORIAL: Labour shortages taking a toll

Businesses, health-care sector affected by ongoing staffing challenges

  • Jan 28, 2022
A “Help Wanted” sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images