Editorials

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  • Oct 10, 2021
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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.

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

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.
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EDITORIAL: Wildfires vs. COVID: A matter of visibility

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

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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

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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)
A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

EDITORIAL: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
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EDITORIAL: Wrestling with uncomfortable nostalgia

Adam Louis reflects on the complex emotions of the pandemic’s probable final months

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EDITORIAL: A restored, more grateful life

Pending his first vaccine appointment, Observer editor Adam Louis looks at what might be ahead

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EDITORIAL: Hello again, dear readers

Glad to be back, says editor Adam Louis

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Final goodbye: Grace Kennedy leaves the editor desk

Editor Grace Kennedy shares why free community papers are so important as she leaves the Observer

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A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

EDITORIAL: Remember what we learned in kindergarten

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, we need to remember what we learned as kids

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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EDITORIAL: Graduation is too important to let students fail

We need to do more to ensure every student graduates high school, editor Grace Kennedy writes

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EDITORIAL: Pink Shirt Day for more than just our youths

Adults can be bullied too, editor Grace Kennedy writes

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EDITORIAL: Black History Month shows it’s time to be better than our past

Editor Grace Kennedy shares local links to Black racism, and why we have to remember that history

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EDITORIAL: One year later, there’s still a long way to go

Editor Grace Kennedy takes a look back at the year since COVID-19 came

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