I am going to attempt a very difficult task. I am going to try to convince you of something you almost certainly don’t believe. You suspect it might be true of others but it is definitely not true of you.

It is, perhaps, the most terrifying way to die. No one likes falling, not even off a footstool. But being hundreds or thousands of feet in the sky, and falling helplessly, is everyone’s nightmare...

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that he is “absolutely convinced” the United States orchestrated the military coup that removed him from power last November.

Some time ago I had the privilege of borrowing a friend’s office for a couple hours. I was out of town, needed a quiet place to work, he was otherwise engaged, so the place became mine.

Fentanyl and opiates may have dominated the headlines in recent years but another group of drugs is making a surprising return in a positive way.

The controversial Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) was one of the first issues I had to deal with as the newly elected chair of the Vancouver School Board, back in 2008.

OVERVIEW: Happy New Year to all. 2020 is ruled by the number four as you add the 2s together. Green is the colour of four and they are both ruled by the planet Saturn. Its time for feet on the ground, building a strong base and getting priorities in order. Make careful plans that can be achi…

Remedy’s latest game combines the tense and engrossing storytelling and combat the developer is known for to create a must-play third person action game.

Most often life’s deepest discoveries are the result of diligent thought, study and effort. Thomas Edison epitomizes that model. His persistence in the laboratory resulting in the invention of the light bulb is highly documented and unparalleled.

When the streets get icy in winter, I walk more carefully. Especially after the snowplow has gone by, and polished the fresh snow into a surface as slick as anything created by a Zamboni. I can’t take the risk of stepping forward and having my heel skid.

I’m not an economist, but my guess as to why the downtown Penticton Starbucks location is closing is because it doesn’t have a drive-thru.

I’m not an economist, but my guess as to why the downtown Penticton Starbucks location is closing is because it doesn’t have a drive-thru.

When the streets get icy in winter, I walk more carefully. Especially after the snowplow has gone by, and polished the fresh snow into a surface as slick as anything created by a Zamboni. I can’t take the risk of stepping forward and having my heel skid.

Most often life’s deepest discoveries are the result of diligent thought, study and effort. Thomas Edison epitomizes that model. His persistence in the laboratory resulting in the invention of the light bulb is highly documented and unparalleled.

Tomorrow is the final Sunday before Christmas. I can confidently state that every Christian congregation — and possibly those of other religions too — will hear a sermon about the birth of Jesus.

Each year at this time I provide the resident of the North Pole with a guide to those who deserving candy canes and those unfortunates who merit only lumps of coal.

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Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in pa…

We will be reading about the U.S. Senate as the impeachment process transfers there from the House.

The Penticton Vees have set themselves up nicely to capture an unprecedented ninth straight Interior Division pennant in a few months’ time.

It is a distinct possibility, if we are not vigilant, that our preoccupation with the newest, latest, most current versions of everything might ultimately impoverish us. 

I don’t see many Christmas cards these days. Between FaceBook and email, religious cards with traditional nativity scenes have become less popular.

This time of year, many of us are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. It is important to remember that the two biggest holidays of the year — Christmas and Easter — arise from one faith tradition.

Luke Strimbold, the former mayor of Burns Lake, was sentenced to two years less a day and two years of probation Wednesday after he pled guilty in May to four counts of sexual assault against four boys under 16 between 2014 and 2017.

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Today’s column is not about me, however it would be difficult to write about anything without first acknowledging the storm caused by my comments in this column two weeks ago in which I spoke on the topic of homelessness in Kelowna.

Just six months after it became law, the Protection of Public Participation Act was invoked in unusual circumstances by a defendant in court.

Justin Trudeau is in a lot of hot water for having his conversation picked up at Buckingham Palace when he whispered about U.S. President Donald Trump. Ouch! Didn’t he learn from Frank Drebbin in “The Naked Gun?” (Frank left his lapel mic on at a press conference — if you’ve seen the movie, …

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Today, Friday, Dec. 6, marks the 30th anniversary of the deadliest mass murder in Canadian history. That is, if you don’t count attacks on indigenous peoples. They were, after all, just Indians.

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Hi. My name is Michael, and this letter will probably not be too popular, but here it goes. I have been homeless a lot during my life. From Vancouver to Montreal and everywhere in between, I have slept on streets, in shelters, squats, cardboard boxes, train cars. I even slept in the little a…

It might be a process of aging. Perhaps it’s a sign of some slight personal growth. Maybe it’s a direct result of the recent deaths of several people with whom I shared proximity. Whatever the cause, or causes, I have incurred a drastically heightened focus on developing the deeper, more sub…

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One wonders what poet Robert Frost would write about our preoccupation with parking our vehicles. New lots are filling and there seems to be never-ending thirst for parking.

I hope Academy Awards’ voters show some love this year for Tom Hanks. He is great in “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” which opened in wide release, Friday.

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Walk down Leon Avenue in Kelowna, that is, if you dare. I know, you think you don’t need to take the stroll because you’ve followed the newscasts, talk shows and letters to the editor.

It’s always risky to make predictions — they might come true. Nevertheless, I’ll predict that the student revolt in Hong Kong will be crushed.

Well over a week following “the incident,” the news cycle is now dominated by who, or what, will replace “Coach’s Corner” on Hockey Night in Canada.

As valley editor and director of content of Okanagan Newspaper Group , I attempt to keep an eye on all of the municipal councils and school boards within our readership area.

Today the sky is grey. It is dull, overcast and gloomy. Don Cherry has just been fired and people coast to coast are offering strong, vastly differing opinions. Both my teams (Oilers and Rockets) just lost badly. My computer refused to log on this morning. A combination of minor injuries is …

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