Opinion

Crime and public safety were weighing heavy on voters minds this municipal election with newcomer and founder of Clean Streets Penticton Jason Reynen almost winning for mayor. New mayor Julius Bloomfield recognized the concern and says it’s the top priority. (File photo)

Opinion: Penticton votes for change, new council needs to deliver

Votes say a lot with only 2 incumbents re-elected , Clean Streets founder almost voted mayor

 

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE

Column: Science gets a new telescope for Christmas

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch a new era of research

  • Dec 26, 2021

 

The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The crew had performed all planned tasks during the fifth astronaut visit to the telescope. (NASA photo)
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This kind of telescope is probably out of the budget of the regular astronomer. (NASA)

Column: Christmas shopping for the astronomer

There are many different telescopes and binoculars now on the market

  • Nov 28, 2021

 

This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015, showed a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto’s surface. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, scientists said that Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon, and that a subsurface sea is the most likely explanation. (NASA/AP file photo)

Column: The mysteries of Pluto

Pluto defied many expectations and continues to puzzle scientists

  • Nov 7, 2021
This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015, showed a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto’s surface. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, scientists said that Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon, and that a subsurface sea is the most likely explanation. (NASA/AP file photo)
Coun. Juluis Bloomfield

Opinion: Performance bonds needed on supportive housing

Julius Bloomfield is a member of Penticton City Council

Coun. Juluis Bloomfield
Richard Cannings is in his second elected term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding.

Addiction is a health problem not a criminal one

We need safe supply and to decriminalize possession

  • Mar 9, 2021
Richard Cannings is in his second elected term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding.
A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)

Giving made easy in the Okanagan

AT RANDOM: So many ways to help those less fortunate, as well as our neighbours struggling amid COVID-19

A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)
British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COLUMN: Anti-maskers’ message misses the mark

Following COVID-19 restrictions now could determine just how happy our holidays are

British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry wears a face mask as she views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver, on Friday, July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BOOMER TALK: Bureaucracy and health care

BOOMER TALK: Bureaucracy and health care

More care needed for seniors and more support for care aids

BOOMER TALK: Bureaucracy and health care
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
MP Report: Working in a minority government

MP Report: Working in a minority government

Examining how infrastructure is funded

  • Feb 3, 2020
MP Report: Working in a minority government