Opinion

LETTER: Kindness and compassion needed around cats

I’ve observed callous disregard, and sometimes even contempt, exhibited towards these sentient beings

  • Jan 24, 2020

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Leave our currency alone

The Bank of Canada is considering replacing Wilfrid Laurier on the five dollar bill

  • Jan 24, 2020

HAWTHORNE: Monitoring, the bathroom scale

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne asks, if we know what to do, then why don’t we do it?

  • Jan 23, 2020

LETTER: Dog dirt – hefty fines suggested

Okanagan might solve poop problem by implementing hefty fines like the U.K.

COLUMN: Pre-clearance changes at Canadian airports

Some believe these expanded powers may be contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • Jan 22, 2020

Carnival brings back historic ice palace for Queen Silver Star LX

Check it out during coronation, one of hundreds of Vernon Winter Carnival events

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Penticton Indian Band stands in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en
Robbie Burns Night 2020
Caught on camera: RCMP takedown in Penticton
Raccoons cause ruckas on roof in Penticton

EDITORIAL: Examining finances

Municipal budget will likely mean higher taxes

  • Jan 22, 2020

COLUMN: Governments should modernize their processes, get with the times for 2020

Laura Jones is the chief strategic officer at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Jan 22, 2020

Dyer: What should you do with the climate action plan?

Kristy Dyer is a new columnist to Black Press Media who writes about the environment

  • Jan 21, 2020

HERGOTT: Honesty in the courtroom

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

  • Jan 21, 2020

Local Lizzie: Be kind, always

Lizzie Skelton is a UBC Okanagan student who writes a column for Black Press

  • Jan 21, 2020

LETTER: Racial profiling was disgusting

Recent arrest of a First Nations grandfather and his granddaughter was appalling

COLUMN: Considering medically assisted dying

The federal government has undertaken to review of the current legislation

  • Jan 15, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

COLUMN: Choosing a face to show the world

It will not be easy to select the face to display on Canada’s new $5 bill

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Ethical errors proving costly for baseball

Paltry punishment, gag orders opposite of what’s needed; house cleaning, real justice in order

  • Jan 17, 2020

Vernon City Hall now a pub

The building, built in 1903, is now where Marten Brewing Co. is

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020

EDITORIAL: Healing process continues after verdict reached

It is possible to have children and teens at risk, even in an environment where they should be safe

  • Jan 15, 2020