Opinion

Star gazing: The wonders of Saturn

Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the NRC’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton

B.C. VIEWS: Public school ‘crisis’ doesn’t exist

More teachers pour in, union wants results suppressed

COLUMN: The power of a social media message

An engagement announcement generated hundreds of responses and comments

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Orcas in Ladysmith Harbour
Gil Penalosa in Cowichan
Near head-on crash
10-year anniversary of Lindsay Buziak murder

COLUMN: Beating the winter blues

Each year it feels like January gets longer and longer and that the winter will just never end

  • Jan 13th, 2018

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12th, 2018

MICHAELS: Bad McAd leaves a bad taste in my mouth

“If you are trying to figure out how to spend that fiver, consider taking a moment to unplug from the trite network of now and 15-seconds-from-now…”

EDITORIAL: An ongoing need for support

Last year, 49 households in Summerland relied on the food bank for at least nine months

LETTER: Public hearing should be held in spring

Timeline for Banks Crescent input should not be rushed

  • Jan 11th, 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

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

COLUMN: Celebrating Christmas in Toyokoro

Christmas in Hokkaido isn’t truly ignored, but it is purely secular

  • Jan 7th, 2018

LETTER: Strangers became friends during dinner

NeighbourLink Christmas Match-up was a positive experience

  • Jan 7th, 2018

Thanks for the mystery gifts

I have had great fun wondering who is this amazing person who could have accomplished this feat

  • Jan 7th, 2018

EDITORIAL: The increasing cost of housing

The increasing property values should be cause for concern in Summerland and in rest of the region

  • Jan 3rd, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

COLUMN: A bad case of reader’s block

We might gravitate towards the same type of books repeatedly, never venturing into unknown territory

  • Dec 29th, 2017

LETTER: Message of care still relevant today

Jesus taught and showed compassion for the marginalized and trounced some rigid rules

  • Dec 29th, 2017