Opinion

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COLUMN: No doesn’t mean Not Now or Maybe Later

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A shortage of housing units and ongoing issues with housing affordability have resulted in new construction in some B.C. communities. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Housing crisis needs immediate legislative action

Housing supply and housing affordability are affecting people throughout the province

  • Dec 1, 2022
Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COLUMN: Cheering for the Canadian men’s soccer team, at a cost

The Canadian men’s soccer team are taking part in their first World Cup in 36 years

Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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EDITORIAL: Consider factors behind criminal activity

Knowing patterns and statistics can help in quest for solutions

  • Nov 25, 2022
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Wild Sky Sisters: Sagittarius season – Where transformation meets adventure

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Nov 23, 2022
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The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

COLUMN: Cutting staff won’t improve Twitter

Moderation is needed to achieve social media giant’s goals

The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)
Someone sleeping outside in Kelowna during Nov. 2022. (Contributed)
Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society: November sees large spike in rescued animals

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Nov 17, 2022
Bandit and Takita were rescued from a farm in the South Okanagan. (OHS)
A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)

Guess that sign: Okanagan Rail Trail marker overgrown

Trail users wondering why a sign would be erected behind a tree

A sign placed on the Okanagan Rail Trail is blocked by a tree near Coldstream. (Contributed)
Remembrance Day at Memorial Park in Summerland. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)

EDITORIAL: A time to consider the high cost of war

Remembrance Day is not a time to celebrate past battlefield victories and heroic measures

  • Nov 16, 2022
Remembrance Day at Memorial Park in Summerland. (Monique Tamminga Black Press)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uzelman: Some sunshine behind the dark cloud over healthcare

Federal and provincial government meet on health in Vancouver

  • Nov 16, 2022
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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COLUMN: Turning back the clocks, not the calendar

Returning the values and customs of past years would make many uncomfortable

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: The Freeland doctrine

A valuable contribution to Canada’s foreign policy?

  • Nov 14, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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A coyote spotted in Vernon in June of 2019. (Carla Hunt Photography)

Okanagan Nature Nut: Wily coyotes outsmart eradication efforts

People have witnessed them catch golf balls which may be mistaken for eggs

  • Nov 5, 2022
A coyote spotted in Vernon in June of 2019. (Carla Hunt Photography)
A crowd of people watch a Summerland hockey game. According to Statistics Canada figures, more than one in for people living in Canada are immigrants. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Immigrants choosing Canada

Projections suggest that by 2041, around one-third of all people living in Canada will be immigrants

  • Nov 3, 2022
A crowd of people watch a Summerland hockey game. According to Statistics Canada figures, more than one in for people living in Canada are immigrants. (Black Press file photo)
With Denca Cabinets, Colin Maley and Heidi Boudreault. (Contributed)

Straight from DeHart

Denka Cabinets builds business home in Kelowna

  • Nov 2, 2022
With Denca Cabinets, Colin Maley and Heidi Boudreault. (Contributed)
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)

Uzelman: Inflation’s expected trajectory from 2001 to 2024

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Nov 1, 2022
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)