Opinion

EDITORIAL: The quest for tax relief

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is asking for cuts to help B.C. Interior residents

  • Aug 15th, 2018

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Column: Mother orca’s display of grief sends powerful message

The grief of this orca mother may not be visible anymore, but we must not forget.

B.C. VIEWS: Canadian cities begin to declare themselves city-states

Local politicians meddle in immigration, environment issues

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9th, 2018

LETTER: Missing the bigger picture

There seems to be a mentality as though even the largest contamination event can be safely absorbed

  • Aug 12th, 2018
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Dolphin rescue on Vancouver Island

LETTER: Respect veterans by not putting up Christmas decorations

To honour veterans, store Christmas displays should go up only after Remembrance Day

  • Aug 12th, 2018

Wineology: Making sense of natural wines

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s wine column

  • Aug 7th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Private health care crackdown touches painful nerve

Many people are no longer prepared to suffer in silence

COLUMN: B.C.’s summer wildfire seasons are not normal

The frequency and size of wildfires in the past 15 to 20 years should be cause for concern

LETTER: Think before rushing for a wildfire picture

Residents need to move quickly during a fire evacuation order

  • Aug 5th, 2018

LETTER: Thanks to all who helped after fall

While recently attending a celebration of life, my wife had a bad fall and banged her head

  • Aug 5th, 2018

COLUMN: Has social media passed its peak?

Saul Klein at the University of Victoria writes about erosion of trust at Facebook and Twitter

  • Aug 2nd, 2018

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

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

COLUMN: Judgemental attitude about poverty continuing

We still have a way to go in helping some residents understand relationships with food bank clients

  • Jul 29th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Responding to a fire season

The fires this year have served as a reminder to be prepared, since wildfires can affect us here

B.C. VIEWS: Big unions living large in public construction-land

The boys like their steak, bosses like a beefy slush fund

Foundation Notes: Campaign rolling along

John Moorhouse is communications officer for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation

  • Jul 28th, 2018