Opinion

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LETTER: Wear a mask

The reputable science on this overwhelmingly clear: Wear a mask

  • Dec 1, 2020
Mandatory masks has caused a division of opinion and increased hostility by the anti-mask movement. (Western News file photo)

OPINION: ‘I wear a mask for people like this daughter who hasn’t seen her mom since February’

‘Her story broke me…maybe because I had just watched protesters laughing in their unmasked revelry’

  • Nov 29, 2020
Penticton is home to amazing shops. This has been the toughest year of their lives and now it’s time for us to show local some love this holiday season. (courtesy of Unsplash)

OPINION: Show local some love this Black Friday

Local businesses deserve our support this season

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LETTER: Premier should reject Site C plan

There is still time to abandon the plan

  • Nov 26, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Time to follow COVID-19 orders

Latest British Columbia restrictions are unpleasant and inconvenient, but necessary

  • Nov 19, 2020
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Boundary-Similkameen BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla
Boundary-Similkameen BC NDP candidate Roly Russell
Penticton BC NDP candidate Toni Boot
Penticton BC Libertarian candidate Keith MacIntyre
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LETTER: Proposed development too close to Penticton landfill

Health concerns raised about proposed Canadian Horizons development

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Biocover test site at Campbell Mountain Landfill. Photo courtesy of Sperling Hansen.

Dyer: Campbell Mountain Landfill project stops powerful greenhouse gas

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Nov 20, 2020
Biocover test site at Campbell Mountain Landfill. Photo courtesy of Sperling Hansen.
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Maple Leaf Foods owed no duty of care to Mr. Sub Franchisees

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Nov 20, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Letter writer Neil Pritchard is in favour of building the Lake to Lake cycle route.

Letter: Cyclist backs Lake to Lake bike route

Penticton needs to be a cycle-friendly as possible

  • Nov 16, 2020
Letter writer Neil Pritchard is in favour of building the Lake to Lake cycle route.
Letter writer Ken Hyde said the Lake to Lake bicycle route benefits a small amount of people and costs taxpayers a huge amount.

Letter: Expensive bike route nobody wants

Letter writer Ken Hyland says costly bike lane benefits very few

Letter writer Ken Hyde said the Lake to Lake bicycle route benefits a small amount of people and costs taxpayers a huge amount.
Let’s practice compassion and perhaps the world could be a gentler place amid these trying time. (K-J Millar - The Northern View)

COLUMN: COVID-19 creating a heartless society?

Now is not the time to ‘should’ on each other

Let’s practice compassion and perhaps the world could be a gentler place amid these trying time. (K-J Millar - The Northern View)
News editor Monique Tamminga's grandmother celebrates on a Canadian army truck on the day Holland was liberated the Canadians helped win the Second World War.

COLUMN: Grandparents share horrors of war so we never forget

Dutch Canadians forever grateful for liberating the Netherlands

News editor Monique Tamminga's grandmother celebrates on a Canadian army truck on the day Holland was liberated the Canadians helped win the Second World War.
Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)

Many veterans have repeated messages about the importance of preventing another war

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Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

EDITORIAL: Pandemic statistics still on the rise

The reality of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is evident as new figures are released

  • Nov 10, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
(Vancouver Renewable Energy Coop photo)

HOLM: Renewable Natural Gas

Margaret Holm is a new columnist writing about solutions to global warming

  • Nov 10, 2020
(Vancouver Renewable Energy Coop photo)
The RCMP help deliver meals to seniors two times a week. (Fig restaurant photo)

North Okanagan seniors thankful for support

LETTER: Local restaurant keeps elders fed

The RCMP help deliver meals to seniors two times a week. (Fig restaurant photo)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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