Contributed

Jim Ginns is a member of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club but the views expressed here are his own and do no necessarily reflect the position of the Club.

Nature Wise: The good, the bad and the blah about mushrooms

Jim Ginns is a member of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club..

Jim Ginns is a member of the South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club but the views expressed here are his own and do no necessarily reflect the position of the Club.
F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow

F-35A to debut in Canada at Abbotsford International Airshow

See the F-35A on display at Abbotsford International Airshow – August 12-14, 2016.

F-35 - set to debut at the 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow

LETTER: Reader agrees on animal care

It is time that something was done to control cats running at large.

LETTER: Former mayor has questions for Penticton City Council

Former mayor has questions for Penticton City Council on a range of spending topics

LETTER: Lack of notice

We live in a high-risk fire zone area. Have they not noticed how dry it has been?

LETTER: Thoughts on good Samaritan’s acts

my intention herein is not to belittle or to make light of this pawn store owner’s effort to return stolen hospital equipment.

Tourism business in the Okanagan rising

It's called the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Annual General Meeting and Tourism Summit 2015

COLUMN: Supporting random acts of kindness

For each person, a random act of kindness has its own personal meaning.

President Bill Bidlake of the Penticton 2016 Winter Games committee stands in front of the torch which will officially be lit the evening of Nov. 12 at a special ceremony on the plaza outside of the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Winter Games light up the night

To mark just over 100 days to go until the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games, a symbolic flame will be lit on Nov. 12

President Bill Bidlake of the Penticton 2016 Winter Games committee stands in front of the torch which will officially be lit the evening of Nov. 12 at a special ceremony on the plaza outside of the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Helping hand opens locks

Helping hand opens locks

There was a man parked beside me who called OK tire and “Marty” came and fished my keys out of my truck.

Helping hand opens locks
Compost guy has the recipe to make water work

Compost guy has the recipe to make water work

Good soil, containing lots of compost, is the key to growing healthy plants; plants which need less water as a result.

Compost guy has the recipe to make water work
Construction crews are currently working on the lower portion of Carmi Avenue between Government and Main Street to replace and upgrade sewer and water mains. That section of street is currently closed to all but local traffic. Work is scheduled to be finished no later than the start of the school year in early September.

Closures planned for Main Street

A portion of Main Street will be closed next week as part of ongoing underground infrastructure improvements.

Construction crews are currently working on the lower portion of Carmi Avenue between Government and Main Street to replace and upgrade sewer and water mains. That section of street is currently closed to all but local traffic. Work is scheduled to be finished no later than the start of the school year in early September.
Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

Finalists selected for B.C. Amateur Photographer of the Year

Seventy photographers will compete at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow

Photo by Steve Dutt. Named Next Generation Photographer of the Year 2014. Photo taken at the 2014 Abbotsford International Airshow.

LETTERS: Don’t politicize the smart meter issue

People are exposed to far more microwaves from leaking microwave ovens.

LETTERS: Incredible donations

Incredible Edible Penticton’s recent fundraiser event at the Downtown Market, yielded over $600 towards our supplies.

LETTERS: Peaceful solution

I believe that what has happened in Kiev starting with the Maidan may have been precipitated by actions of the U.S.

LETTERS: The unscientific life of the Harper government

The clamp-down has also meant a loss for the international science community.

LETTERS: The deer are back in town

The deer are back and destroying my apple tree, Saskatoon bush, tomato plants and rose bushes!

EDITORIAL: City of Penticton poorer for staff loss

We are as quick as any to call attention to mistakes, poor planning or just plain bad decisions made by City of Penticton staff and council.

Sisters Mindy and Mandy Rollins help prepare artists’ displays for Showcase Naramata

Explore the art and culture of Naramata

Explore the tastes, sounds, talent and beauty of Naramata during a special exhibit, opening on May 12 at Penticton’s Shatford Centre.

Sisters Mindy and Mandy Rollins help prepare artists’ displays for Showcase Naramata