Opinion

Dan Albas

COLUMN: MPs in House of Commons worked together to pass bill

Private member’s bill on bereavement benefits required team effort

  • Dec 22, 2021
Dan Albas
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The best of times, the worst of times

During these tumultuous times, it is easy to forget how blessed we truly are

  • Dec 22, 2021
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wild Sky Sisters: Capricorn season: Where exploration and freedom meet responsibility

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

  • Dec 21, 2021
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)

Get Outdoors! And celebrate the sun

The Winter Solstice begins Dec. 21, meaning the days will be getting longer and nights shorter

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)
Holiday celebrations often include special meals and foods. (Pixabay.com photo)

COLUMN: Food a part of many holiday traditions

Delicious meals showcased during the festive season

  • Dec 18, 2021
Holiday celebrations often include special meals and foods. (Pixabay.com photo)
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants, difficult conversations may be necessary when planning gatherings with friends or family during the holiday season. (Pixabay.com)

EDITORIAL: Talk safety before celebrating the holidays

As COVID-19 case numbers rise, difficult conversations will be necessary

  • Dec 17, 2021
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the new variants, difficult conversations may be necessary when planning gatherings with friends or family during the holiday season. (Pixabay.com)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Examining the federal government’s fiscal update

A fiscal update provides an opportunity for the government to reveal our fiscal status

  • Dec 15, 2021
Dan Albas
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Barry Gerding.

Column: Facing the reality of overdose deaths

BC Coroner drug overdose death statistics for 2021 headed in wrong direction

Barry Gerding.
The last Santa parade held in Penticton was 2019. (Brennan Phillips file photo)

Letter: Penticton needs a committee for Christmas cheer

City should bring back family-friendly holiday events to a community that needs it

  • Dec 12, 2021
The last Santa parade held in Penticton was 2019. (Brennan Phillips file photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Help during challenging circumstances

Earlier this week many saw the media headline “Trudeau announces Boycott of…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Dan Albas
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LETTER: Show care by not buying non-essentials and holiday gift items

Distribution of basic necessities is important this year

  • Dec 9, 2021
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Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)
The Tulameen dike, destroyed by the Nov. 14 flood, received $185,000 in temporary repairs. Photo Nov. 30, Andrea DeMeer

EDITORIAL: A time for generosity

Support is needed for those affected by recent weather disasters

  • Dec 2, 2021
The Tulameen dike, destroyed by the Nov. 14 flood, received $185,000 in temporary repairs. Photo Nov. 30, Andrea DeMeer
Santa Parade in downtown Penticton in 2019, the last time the city hosted the popular Christmas parade. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

Letter: The council who stole Christmas in Penticton

Resident pens poem in jest about “King and council of royal bike lanes” who cancelled Santa parade

  • Dec 2, 2021
Santa Parade in downtown Penticton in 2019, the last time the city hosted the popular Christmas parade. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Disaster relief funding may not be enough

MP Dan Albas questions the existing structure of federal assistance for affected communities

  • Dec 1, 2021
Dan Albas
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)

Giving Tuesday : The world’s largest generosity movement

Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 30

  • Nov 30, 2021
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times