Opinion

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LETTER: Efforts needed to help bees

There are hundreds of solitary wild bees that do a great job of pollinating

  • Aug 12, 2022
The statue of Egerton Ryerson was a prominent feature at the campus that bore his name, Today, the statue is gone and the school has been named Toronto Metropolitan University. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: The conflicted legacy of a Canadian educator

University in Toronto no longer bears name of Egerton Ryerson

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

EDITORIAL: Wildfire season is heating up

Recent increase in wildfire activity is cause for concern

  • Aug 11, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Municipal councils need more women around the table

Only 19 per cent of mayors are women, while the vast majority of councils are dominated by men

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The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 4, 2022
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)
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LETTER: Summerland street used as a speedway

Evening races common on Victoria Road South

  • Aug 4, 2022
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Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)

Okanagan Nature Nut: What good are mosquitos?

Vernon-based outdoor enthusiast reveals the secret lives of these tiny pollinators

Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)
Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Security measures in place during Trudeau’s visit

Hate has been directed towards Canadian leaders

Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

U.S. abortion bans set dangerous precedent for the world

The overturning of Roe v. Wade is a step back in reproductive rights

Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
New research paints a sombre outlook for Canadian household finances as inflation takes a bite out of real wages and rising interest rates mute economic growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

EDITORIAL: Controlling inflation a difficult challenge

The present efforts to slow the rate of inflation are not painless

  • Jul 22, 2022
New research paints a sombre outlook for Canadian household finances as inflation takes a bite out of real wages and rising interest rates mute economic growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
This is the Welby stagecoach delivering mail on the Keremeos-Penticton route in 1912.It went as far as Hedley and Princeton. K Mountain is in the background, and you can see the emerging 20th century technology behind the stagecoach. (South Similkameen Museum)

Opinion: Don’t back your horse and buggy into a parking spot

Drunken singing, nude-bathing in Okanagan Lake and scaring the Queen also a no-no

This is the Welby stagecoach delivering mail on the Keremeos-Penticton route in 1912.It went as far as Hedley and Princeton. K Mountain is in the background, and you can see the emerging 20th century technology behind the stagecoach. (South Similkameen Museum)
Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

EDITORIAL: Prepare now for future fire seasons

In 2021, wildfires were raging across British Columbia

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
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LETTER: Renewable natural gas is not a climate solution

Electrification is a fast and less costly means of reducing emissions

  • Jul 8, 2022
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Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 7, 2022
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
While we aren’t the U.S. by any means, Canadians still have a love of guns. (File photo)

Editorial: Random gun violence, shooting at Penticton Mounties is worrisome

It is the randomness of the shooting and the absolute disregard for life that is so troubling

While we aren’t the U.S. by any means, Canadians still have a love of guns. (File photo)