Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

LETTER: Funds should be spent on electrical system

Summerland transferred $500,000 from the electrical department surplus to the general city coffers

  • May 20th, 2018

Wineology: What makes a winery great?

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

  • May 18th, 2018
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Can't erase history by tearing down statues: McKenna
Toronto gets $25 million from Ontario to fight gun violence
Getting closer to pot-based medical products for pets
Dolphin rescue on Vancouver Island

What I know for sure: Lessons from the Giants Head Grind

Annual event, held Saturday, May 19 in Summerland, raises money and awareness of colorectal cancer

  • May 16th, 2018

EDITORIAL: A welcome and a hostile rant

The day after Summerland welcomed a refugee family, a video of a racist rant circulated online

  • May 16th, 2018

COLUMN: Building a coastal refinery in B.C. is just ‘common sense’

Coastal refineries would also protect our oceans, writes Black Press chairman David Black

  • May 14th, 2018

LETTER: Road sign colours should be changed

When drivers say they didn’t see the sign, if they are colour blind they are telling the truth

  • May 13th, 2018

LETTER: A responsibility to protect the environment

I don’t support public money funding a project that hinders our ability to meet climate commitments

  • May 13th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: New climate targets to miss

B.C. has new greenhouse gas target, still no plan to reach it

COLUMN: Lessons from war must not be forgotten

World War II ended 73 years ago and the remaining veterans are now in their early 90s or older

EDITORIAL: Preparing for extremes

Flooding and other extreme weather conditions have affected Summerland and the South Okanagan

  • May 12th, 2018

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

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