Columnists

Star gazing: Dim sun, warm Earth

How stromatolites played a major role in the breathable oxygen/nitrogen on Earth that we enjoy today

  • May 30th, 2017

MP Report: Immigrants helped build wine industry

The wine industry is now worth billions of dollars to the economy

  • May 30th, 2017

Yes, Christy Clark won the election

Even without Greens’ support, B.C. Liberals will attempt to govern

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          Patient care tower continues to rise impressively

          We’re still almost $7 million short of our $20-million funding commitment

          • May 27th, 2017

          Mayor’s Minute: A visit to our sister-city Ikeda

          Andrew Jakubeit is the Mayor of Penticton and provides the Western News with a column twice a month

          • May 26th, 2017

          Star gazing: Looking at the moon

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

          • May 25th, 2017

          Standing up to staged tent squatters

          Communities fight back against ‘travelling circus’ for media

          Auntie Says: Let’s have a chat

          New columnist Auntie Says doesn’t shy away from difficult discussions

          • May 21st, 2017

          ELECTION 2017: This is your election on TV

          Campaigns are no time to discuss serious issues

          Stargazing: Campfires in the cosmic dark

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

          • May 16th, 2017

          Okanagan Taste: Rosé for spring days

          Allison Markin is the food and libations columnist for the Penticton Western News

          • May 10th, 2017

          ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

          Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

          Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

          It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

          Can we get ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics?

          Christy Clark’s money machine, third parties roll on

          Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

          It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

          Star Gazing: Cassini’s Odyssey

          If the spacecraft survives, in September it will be controlled to enter Saturn’s atmosphere

          • May 9th, 2017

          Tech Talk: The coding curriculum

          It’s an exciting time in education in our province

          • May 8th, 2017

          Mayor’s Minute: There is a new sheriff in town

          This week was a busy first week for our new RCMP Superintendent Ted De Jager

          • May 5th, 2017

          ELECTION 2017: Trash talk doesn’t help lumber trade

          Christy Clark, John Horgan trade nonsense allegations on softwood battle

          Nature Wise: When you vote, give some thought to the environment

          B.C. is still the only jurisdiction in Canada that does not have any endangered species legislation

          • Apr 28th, 2017