Opinion

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

LETTER: Disinformation spread about proportional representation

No side has used lies and fear tactics

  • Nov 3, 2018
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LETTER: Thanks for help with Summerland Howloween Parade

Businesses, individuals and organizations assisted with event

  • Nov 3, 2018

COLUMN: Remember and let us be grateful

These are heartbreaking tales of families torn apart, people forced to fight, or losing everything

  • Nov 2, 2018

EDITORIAL: Deciding on electoral reform

There are arguments for and against switching to a proportional representation system in B.C.

  • Nov 1, 2018

The View from Here: No better time to stand together against hatred

The historical cycle of scapegoating Jews shows itself with the killings in Pittsburgh

LETTER: Tired of boxing ring politics

Existing electoral system is no longer workable in British Columbia

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Summerland Chamber has declared affiliation with B.C. Liberals

Chamber letter verges on fear mongering and is consistent with position taken by B.C. Liberal Party

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Proportional system represents the voters

First past the post system has resulted in recent dictatorship-type regimes

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Voting system can be improved

Is it fair that, on a regular basis, 60 per cent of voters are not represented?

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Congratulations to new Summerland council

Their re-election speaks volumes of the successful accomplishments of the previous council

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Majority of voters want change to system

More than 50 per cent wanted to change the electoral system

  • Nov 1, 2018

LETTER: Summerland Chamber did not consult membership

Recent comments on proportional representation were made without input from local businesses

LETTER: Time to consider proportional representation system

Over the years voters have consistently expressed a clear dissatisfaction with the current system

  • Oct 29, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The conquest of rural B.C. nears completion

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters

Auntie Says: When, and when not, to air dirty laundry

Faye Arcand is a freelance writer living in the South Okanagan

  • Oct 27, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements

Pioneer of B.C. electoral reform argues for yes vote in referendum

  • Oct 27, 2018

LETTER: Referendum questions are clear and simple

This is not rocket science. There are no skill-testing questions. You don’t need calculus.

  • Oct 25, 2018

LETTER: Changes needed for a true democracy

Voting by itself is not democracy, it is only a democratic action

  • Oct 25, 2018