The controversy surrounding the question of whether or not the former Attorney General of Canada was pressured by the prime minister’s office to instruct the director of public prosecutions to settle the charges against SNC-Lavalin out of court has whipped the opposition parties into a froth.

There’s a bit of a Swiss cheese — full of holes – feel to some of the defences put forward by clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz to Speaker Darryl Plecas’s report that “accused the two of “flagrant overspending,” including inappropriate expenses, lavish foreign trips, and quest…

I wanted to talk about something different in this week’s video games column, something that happens to reviewers, myself included ... blacklisting.

City council members, sharpen your pencils! Heading into their first set of budget deliberations, the newly elected city leaders will be under the gun to make good on their campaign pledges to protect taxpayers’ dollars as if they were their own.

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The aroma of roasting coffee is wonderfully distinct, and catching one whiff in the air back in December, I knew something was percolating in downtown Penticton.

The solution is so totally obvious, we didn’t even think about it. The issue of a national park for the South Okanagan Similkameen must go to a binding referendum.

Among the stars of our galaxy, the Milky Way, there is a small, dim red star that is

If you followed Canadian media reports this week, you know there’s a growing controversy in the Trudeau Liberal government, which led to the resignation of Veteran Affairs Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister, from cabinet.

Speaker Darryl Plecas opens the spring sitting of the legislature today as a different official than the one who presided over its

The B.C. government promised to tackle a long list of big-ticket items in Tuesday’s throne speech.

Imagine an Apple store. Clean. Antiseptic. Modern and perfect. White floors, white tables and white walls, further brightened with intensely cheerful LED lights, to put the focus on the merchandise — dozens of varieties precisely presented on bar-height tables, inside clear plastic container…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column, perhaps irrelevant to Okanagan readers, deals with the weather situation in Victoria which many ex-Islanders can identify with.

“Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

The provincial byelection in Nanaimo last month was a lifesaver for the NDP. Had the party’s

I spent a week in late January travelling across the South Okanagan-West Kootenay, listening to mayors, regional officials, economic development officers and other concerned citizens. 

An occupational hazard faced by many members of the clergy is that people frequently seek our opinion on matters about which we are glaringly ignorant. What makes it worse is that often we provide it.

Over 2,000 of our fellow Canadians died of overdoses in the first half of 2018.

While there are undoubtedly many purposes the old Greyhound bus depot in downtown Penticton could serve, city council made the right decision in voting to tear it down and replace it with a parking lot for the time being.

A business owner taking a few shortcuts in training; a driver entertaining a few careless seconds; a bus full of young men pursuing their dreams; and one horrible, life-altering crash.

I don’t often say kind words about the modern mass media. As dollars get tighter, publishers can no longer afford to have a writer spend days, weeks, even months, researching the nooks and crannies of a complex story.

A few weekends ago, a boy from a Catholic high school in Kentucky blew up social media with the smirk heard round the world.

Some of our very first steps as a government were to lower taxes on middle income Canadians and to redesign a more generous, tax free Canada Child Benefit that is income tested to ensure it is focused on those who need it the most.

It was January 26, 2010 — almost nine years to the date — and I participated in a scrum interview in my office with then-premier Gordon Campbell, who was on a promotional tour for the Winter Olympics.

Over 2,000 of our fellow Canadians died of overdoses in the first half of 2018. The geezers I have coffee with believe that the opioid crisis will solve itself if we just let it run its course.

For too long, too many parents in B.C. have been struggling to find quality child care. We’ve heard stories from parents across B.C. who have put their careers on hold or haven’t been able to return to work after parental leave because there’s no care available for their kids. Some people ar…

I don’t often say kind words about the modern mass media. As dollars get tighter, publishers can no longer afford to have a writer spend days, weeks, even months, researching the nooks and crannies of a complex story.

A business owner taking a few shortcuts in training; a driver entertaining a few careless seconds; a bus full of young men pursuing their dreams; and one horrible, life-altering crash.

There’s one outcome in last night’s Nanaimo byelection that should be welcomed by people of all faiths, races and political beliefs.

Duffel bags of dirty cash were rolling into B.C. for years, while the federal government kept the province in the dark about the extent of the problem.