Editorials

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

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

COLUMN: Mixed economic outlook for the Kootenays

Accounting firm looks at employment stats and the performance of various industries in our region.

  • Jun 30th, 2017

EDITORIAL: From Nelson to Quebec City and back again

Why the Quebec mosque shooting matters here.

EDITORIAL: Pot bylaw makes sense

Star editor Colin McGarrigle weighs in on the Nelson pot dispensary bylaw.

EDITORIAL: Disgraced cop must go

Cst. Drew Turner is a disgrace to the Nelson Police Department and should be fired forthwith.

EDITORIAL: A conundrum over the co-op

It gives us no pleasure to report today on the internal problems of the Kootenay Co-op board.

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      EDITORIAL: Spending choices

      For the record, we agree with SD #8 choice. As far as we’re concerned, it’s good fiscal policy.

      • Jan 21st, 2015

      EDITORIAL: Hail to the rescuers

      As with any recreational activity, there are some risks involved.

      • Dec 17th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Holiday giving

      This is the time when many charitable organizations collect the majority of their donations.

      • Nov 25th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Time to move forward

      Now that the final votes have been cast, tallied and announced, it’s time for municipalities and rural areas to get back to business.

      • Nov 18th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Remember to vote

      It seems fitting to be going to the polls now, considering on Tuesday we were all paying homage to those who have fallen in battle.

      • Nov 12th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Election coverage

      Elections are both a boon and a curse to the newsroom and coverage is a double-edged sword.

      • Nov 6th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: The most important election

      While federal and provincial elections seem to get all the glory, local elections actually have the most impact on the common person’s life.

      • Oct 8th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Where’s the logic?

      With students returning to school this week, we wonder why Friday will be a day off for the kids.

      • Sep 23rd, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Value for money

      Overall the total compensation paid to the mayor and six councillors would rise from $146,000 per year to $148,000.

      • Sep 9th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Heroic efforts

      The pilot owes his life to the brave people who rushed to the flaming wreckage and managed to pull him to safety.

      • Sep 2nd, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Parents’ dilemma

      The ongoing labour strife between the province and its teachers has basically put the students’ futures on hold.

      • Aug 26th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: More the merrier

      There are more candidates just waiting to announce their intentions to run for council.

      • Aug 19th, 2014

      EDITORIAL: Welcome, Shambhala festival-goers

      The annual Shambahla Music Festival is upon us this weekend. The Star has been on record for several years as an unabashed supporter.

      EDITORIAL: Compensate all Johnsons Landing owners

      How much are Johnsons Landing property owners supposed to take?