Editorials

May I help you with some of that baggage?

Travis writes, “When the political landscape changes, it changes fast.”

  • Jan 31st, 2018

Dare to be smarter

Editorial: Steve Kidd is the senior reporter with the Penticton Western News.

  • Jan 19th, 2018

Beware the hazard of celebrity politics

There had been a low-level buzz about Oprah Winfrey running for U.S. president in 2020

  • Jan 12th, 2018

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8th, 2018

Iran protests: Here we go again or the start of something much bigger?

Dyer: “All the other waves of protest failed; this one probably will too …”

  • Jan 4th, 2018
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MLA recounts eventful year in B.C. politics

Katrine Conroy is MLA for Kootenay West

  • Dec 29th, 2017

The best Christmas gift doesn’t need wrapping

Bertrand: “Enjoy this time with your loved ones, Merry Christmas.”

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

City aims for efficient, cost-effective Riverfront Centre

The city met with the Minister regarding concerns and issues associated with ongoing sustainability

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Wedding traditions

The dream of a happy and long lasting marriage is not any different today than 70 years ago

  • Nov 24th, 2017

All quiet on the climate front as world moves on despite U.S. defection

“The real breakthrough came in Paris in 2015, and the objective now is to keep the show on the road”

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Everyone seems to be jumping on the pot train now

“Suddenly everyone seems to be an advocate for the legalization of marijuana.”

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Science and religion need not be in conflict

“It’s too bad Payette was disdainful and dismissive of those who do not “live and breathe” science …”

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Flippant use of military terms skewers reality of war

Editor’s note: This column originally ran in 2013 but remains relevant today if not more so

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Don’t expect China to budge on North Korea

Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Proposed national park would benefit the Okanagan

Richard Cannings is the MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Low Dose Naltrexone

Dr. Hunt: Naltrexone is a medicine that antagonizes/blocks various opioid receptors on cells

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

The Bailey’s success reflects Trail’s changing tone

Bertrand: The Bailey is becoming a go-to venue for music lovers across the West Kootenay.

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Halloween is what we believe it to be

McEwan writes, “Every year the emphasis on creepy, sinister things seems to gain in popularity.”

  • Oct 27th, 2017