Opinion

LETTER: Summerland Trout Hatchery needs support

If the land above the water source is jeopardized, the hatchery’s future could be short lived

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

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

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Fire at golf course in Chemainus
JP Hoe concert in Ladysmith
Million Dollar Quartet at Chemainus Theatre
Fire near Quinsam coal mine

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

Dr. Steve: Recognizing the signs of ADHD

Dr. Steve Lydiatt is a monthly columnist with the Penticton Western News.

  • May 10th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Every day should be Earth Day

Earth Week events helped to raise environmental awareness

  • May 8th, 2018

COLUMN: An ordinary hero — not hard to find

Most of the women on my block were “housewives,” a label not many would be happy to bear today

  • May 8th, 2018

COLUMN: An ordinary hero — not hard to find

Most of the women on my block were “housewives,” a label not many would be happy to bear today

  • May 8th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Waiting for a secret referendum

John Horgan admits the fix is in on proportional representation

COLUMN: When we fail inmates, we fail ourselves

Solutions for inmates go far beyond the walls of the Okanagan Correctional Centre

Wineology: The Similkameen wine region

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s new bi-weekly column

  • May 4th, 2018

Taking a look at the Similkameen wine region

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s new bi-weekly column

  • May 4th, 2018

Before his death, B.C.’s Keven Drews learned real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the inevitable end, something inside Keven Drews didn’t let him stop living

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2nd, 2018

LETTER: Forum examines proportional representation

We learned that proportional representation is used in most democratic developed countries

  • May 2nd, 2018

LETTER: Thanks for trails map

Congratulations to Summerland council and Henry Sielmann for their foresight and efforts

  • May 2nd, 2018

LETTER: Fletcher a corporate shill

Columnist’s anti-NDP tirades becoming tiresome.

  • May 2nd, 2018

EDITORIAL: Considering land exchanges

A recommendation calls for an equivalent amount of land to be added to the ALR if land is removed

  • May 2nd, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: How to salvage a pipeline project

Indigenous partnerships may be an antidote to ‘red washing’

EDITORIAL: An interprovincial pipeline dispute

This is not the first time Alberta and British Columbia have been at odds over the pipeline project

  • Apr 25th, 2018