Editorials

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are expected to share the roadway and give appropriate space to horses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EDITORIAL: Whoa! Expect horses, riders on roads and trails

Did you know horses and their riders are recognized road users under the Motor Vehicle Act?

  • May 22, 2022
Gas prices are just one place where inflation is felt. (Black Press file)

EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

The effects of inflation are being felt across the country

  • Apr 30, 2022
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

EDITORIAL: Phone scammers won’t go away

Some scam calls claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency

  • Apr 23, 2022
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)

EDITORIAL: Agreement changes the political landscape

Agreements between political parties are nothing new in Canadian politics

  • Apr 16, 2022
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)
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 9, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation. (Black Press file)

EDITORIAL: Rising gas prices are here to stay

A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation

  • Mar 19, 2022
A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation. (Black Press file)
Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2022 (Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: International Women’s Day 2022: Women inspiring women

Celebrate someone who inspires you March 8

  • Mar 13, 2022
Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2022 (Unsplash)
Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)

EDITORIAL: Leave the phone alone

Texting while driving could result in a fatality

Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Russia needs to be held accountable

Invasion of Ukraine akin to a bully on the playground

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

EDITORIAL: Regulations needed around short-term vacation rentals

Short-term rentals have become popular over the past few years

  • Feb 26, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Soil fertility gains from disposing of animal carcasses

Columnist Jim Hilton explores methods of dealing with animal mortality

  • Feb 26, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Former Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole.

EDITORIAL: Federal Conservatives have a choice of futures

Party must make choices now that Erin O’Toole is no longer leader

  • Feb 19, 2022
Former Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole.
Researchers are studying how to create dementia-friendly neighbourhoods. City of Williams Lake photo

EDITORIAL: Study on dementia-friendly neighbourhoods welcomed news

Increasingly, adults living with dementia are choosing to age in place

Researchers are studying how to create dementia-friendly neighbourhoods. City of Williams Lake photo

What are the impacts of rising assessments?

All property owners received their annual assessment in early January

  • Jan 15, 2022
Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

EDITORIAL: Continuing the spirit of generosity

Poverty and hunger are ongoing problems in Canada

  • Jan 9, 2022
Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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: Don’t panic

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)
It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.

OUR VIEW: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation should build unity, promote healing

There is no better time for the day to be marked than now…

  • Oct 9, 2021
It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.
Canadians across the country, voted to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Sept. 20. (Photo by Elections Canada)

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 25, 2021
Canadians across the country, voted to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Sept. 20. (Photo by Elections Canada)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

Hope lives on

41 years after Terry Fox ran, his legacy continues to thrive

  • Sep 18, 2021
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
A campaign to protect roadside workers is reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic controllers, traffic safety devices and signs to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)

EDITORIAL – Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 24, 2021
A campaign to protect roadside workers is reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic controllers, traffic safety devices and signs to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)