Opinion

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020

COLUMN: Confusion surrounds CERB clawback

Initial payment is now described as an advance

  • Jun 24, 2020

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020
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Letter: Who’s going to police the drinking?

“We can promote Penticton as a safe, respectable community, or we can promote booze on the beach.”

COLUMN: Graduation during the time of COVID-19

This year, the traditional graduation ceremonies could not proceed

Dyer: The road we didn’t take

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

  • Jun 23, 2020

Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses British Columbia’s only French language school board

  • Jun 23, 2020

HERGOTT: Police officer order to pay out victim after arrest

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

  • Jun 23, 2020

LETTER: Unsung heroes helped deliver food packs

Program provided assistance to families in Summerland

LETTER: Summerland solar project could benefit all

Project could have advantages in the future

  • Jun 20, 2020

HAWTHORNE: Social motivation

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

  • Jun 19, 2020

LETTER: Summerland should not be ‘player’ in utility game

Council has been considering solar project for community

  • Jun 19, 2020

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

COLUMN: Transitioning our economy back to work

There have been reports that the government may change some of the requirements to remain on CERB

  • Jun 17, 2020

Dyer: The joy of municipal composting

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

  • Jun 15, 2020

Local Lizzie: A letter to the broken-hearted girl trying to find joy

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

  • Jun 15, 2020

COLUMN: Our pre-pandemic world will not return

After some of the changes I’ve been seeing, I don’t want life to go back to the way it was earlier

Letter to the editor: Save the Shatford Centre

“It is a shame to see the doors of Penticton’s major cultural centre being closed.”

COLUMN: A message to the resilient, innovative, storytellin’ Class of 2020

The upheavals you’ve experienced has given you inner strength, even if you don’t yet realize it

  • Jun 12, 2020

COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

  • Jun 11, 2020