Editorials

Agassiz’s Pioneer Park freezes over during the snow and ice storms this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

OPINION: Winter’s rude awakening

Editor Adam Louis recaps the frightful weather

This week’s editorial.

OPINION: The importance of self-care in the new year

Editor Adam Louis talks New Year’s resolutions

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OPINION: The unofficial science of Santa Claus

Sure, Santa is real, but how powerful is he?

This week’s editorial.

EDITORIAL: Little bits of kindness

Even as floods, landslides and diseases have shaken us this past year,…

This week’s editorial.
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EDITORIAL: The 12 Days of Christmas are getting pricier

How much does it cost to buy all the gifts?

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Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

EDITORIAL: No need for panic buying

In times of shortage we need to think about our neighbours as well as ourselves

Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

EDITORIAL: Preparing for disaster

The past year has been defined by unusual weather events and climate…

A property in Sumas Prairie as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

EDITORIAL: Recognizing the helpers

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters praises those who help in times of crisis

Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, is the day set aside to remember Canadians…

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EDITORIAL: The last Halloween candy tier list you will ever need

Editor Adam Louis explores the world of Halloween candy

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National newspaper week begins on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

What is National Newspaper Week and why you should support it

Newspapers are an essential part of Canadian culture, communities, and democracy, delivering…

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National newspaper week begins on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
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EDITORIAL: What the price of an election could buy

What else could’ve been bought for the price of the 2021 federal election?, editor Adam Louis asks.

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A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

EDITORIAL: Nothing but love for the fair

Editor Adam Louis muses about fairs

A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.

COLUMN: Kindness needed but hard to find these days

Retail workers have seen atrocious behaviour hurled at them

The son of the Penticton Western News editor made this poster which has some pretty poignant words for what we are seeing right now.
This week’s editorial.

EDITORIAL: Wildfires vs. COVID: A matter of visibility

As I work every day to keep up with the latest developments…

This week’s editorial.
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EDITORIAL: Sit in your car and think about highway safety

Every choice in life has some kind of risk attached. This covers…

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EDITORIAL: COVID is much more than numbers and charts

Nerves about the vaccine are okay, blind refusal is not, writes editor Adam Louis

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Canada Geese line up near Harrison Lake and Lagoon. (Adam Louis/Observer)

EDITORIAL: Geese, math and a remarkable thing

Editor Adam Louis dons his thinking cap to ponder a peculiar problem

Canada Geese line up near Harrison Lake and Lagoon. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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EDITORIAL: The necessary pain of challenges helps us grow

Editor Adam Louis expresses the importance of letters to the editor

This week's editorial.
Agassiz Elementary Secondary School shows of a display of the class of 2021. (Photo/Greg Lawley)

EDITORIAL: Dear class of 2021

Editor Adam Louis writes an open letter to the graduates

Agassiz Elementary Secondary School shows of a display of the class of 2021. (Photo/Greg Lawley)