Editorials

Editor’s View: All it takes is a spark

An entire community could be erased with the flick of a cigarette butt

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters

Chilliwack’s lakes and rivers offer a great place to cool off, but their beauty belies their danger

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26th, 2018
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Brush fire in Silver Creek
Family members search for missing Hope woman in Chilliwack homeless camps
Sunshine Valley Days kicks off 2018 with its first-ever car show
Vancouver Soaring Association climbs higher with new hangar

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

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

  • Jun 19th, 2018

EDITORIAL: SafePoint injection site is saving lives

Despite your personal take on Surrey’s controversial site, it’s hard to argue with results

  • Jun 12th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6th, 2018

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 10th, 2018

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 10th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Speaking out for sexual identities

Both sides of SOGI debate for B.C. schools show signs of bravery, but not all are heroic

  • Apr 24th, 2018

OUR VIEW: Vaisakhi cleanup puts pot partiers to shame

Half a million people attend parade in Surrey and in its wake, things are cleaned up within 10 hours

  • Apr 24th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25th, 2018

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 8th, 2018

Kindness and humanity amidst the snow chaos

Hope residents helped each other as weather worsened last week

The Hope Standard wants to hear your rants and raves

New editor Emelie Peacock looks forward to getting to the heart of matters in Hope, B.C.

Heavy security is the new norm

Road blocks and semiautomatic weapons signal change at Remembrance Day services