Editorials

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’
Farewell - Editorial by Andrea Horton

Farewell – Editorial by Andrea Horton

Five years ago I took a job with Black Press and I…

  • Aug 3, 2017
Farewell - Editorial by Andrea Horton
President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience before being introduced during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

What should we offer the godfather?

Earlier this year, Japanese technology company Sharp agreed to build a $7…

President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience before being introduced during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Be on the look-out for an orphaned moose calve. Photo by Marcie Welsh

Sympathy for moose

We’ve been covering the story of the orphaned moose calves whose mother…

Be on the look-out for an orphaned moose calve. Photo by Marcie Welsh
It’s time for a functioning government

It’s time for a functioning government

The other day I was covering BC NDP leader John Horgan’s visit…

It’s time for a functioning government
Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Gary Johnson: super fit

Gary Johnson may well be the fittest U.S. presidential candidate of all…

Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is undertaking the Tour Divide bike race. Ezra Black/The Free Press
The most socially progressive generation in modern history - Opinion

The most socially progressive generation in modern history – Opinion

If you need further proof that the latest generation of kids is…

The most socially progressive generation in modern history - Opinion
When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed

When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed

The issue could be solved if writers and artists were honest about their sources

When it comes to cultural appropriation, citation is needed
Change is coming to Kootenay East

Change is coming to Kootenay East

With Bill Bennett retiring, the riding is wide open

Change is coming to Kootenay East
Politicians should focus less on the past and more on the future

Politicians should focus less on the past and more on the future

Arguments are so often found in politics. Lately I have heard about…

Politicians should focus less on the past and more on the future

In a tiff between the IOC and the NHL the biggest losers are the fans

Well the second week of April not only brings an end to…

  • Apr 25, 2017