In November of 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote an open letter to Canadians.
By far the largest consumption of natural gas occurs in the northern portions of the Northern Hemisphere. This is where the location away from the warmer southern climates, and the location in the interior of large land masses, result in large consumptions of natural gas for heating.
When community relations manager Debra Saunders was working on bios for the Summerland Seniors Village newsletter, she spent significant time interviewing Les Johnson, a long-time Summerlander who had recently celebrated a milestone birthday.
What does it feel like, to live in fear? Not the short-term fear, that an oncoming car won’t stop in time. The long-term, constant fear that you, through no fault of your own, are a target for violence. Just because of who you are.
If we are ever going to defeat COVID-19, then — in essence, we have to vaccinate at least 80%, but hopefully more, of the world’s population.
With COVID now entering Year 2, Interior Health and the Ministry of Health have one important job to do — get the people of British Columbia vaccinated.
We're familiar with the feeling of coming out of another Okanagan winter, but this season was unlike any of us have never seen before, occuring in the midst of the pandemic.
Over days, stresses had been building up in a big magnetic loop extending upward from the surface of the Sun. The solar wind, flowing outwards at hundreds of kilometres a second was dragging it upwards, stretching it.
A couple of years ago, I had the great pleasure and privilege to hike the West Coast Trail; it is a wonder of a trail, a rugged and isolated path.
In previous media releases Interior Health has stated publicly that the move to repatriate the contracts from Pathways was part of a larger plan throughout the province and not due to any lack of services that Pathways has provided.
Microsoft’s takeover of game developer Bethesda has been finalized. Microsoft now owns all the Bethesda studios and their rights. What this means for gamers is all of Bethesda’s library of past games are now on Microsoft’s Game Pass.
This week, directors with the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen will receive a first draft of a new communications policy. Included is who should be the official media spokesperson for the board.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In recognition of St. Patrick's Day, we are running this excerpt from a novel by Penticton writer Russ McDevitt. McDevitt was born in Ireland and is proud of his Irish heritage.
The current controversy in Summerland is the “green washing” of the $7 million proposed solar array. What seems to have been lost in the discussion? The fact is Summerland is lucky to be able to consider an alternative energy project because it owns its electrical utility.
I grew up on the edge of a sprawling conurbation in Birmingham, England. If I stood on a local hill and gazed to the east, I would see the neon orange lights of endless back streets and factories of the industrial heartland — the pumping heart of a nation. As its arteries zigzagged out to th…
We call the people we send into space “astronauts” — sailors of the stars, and the Russians call theirs “cosmonauts” — sailors of the cosmos. At the moment we are scarcely out of our cosmic backyard, but we have ambitions. We have spacecraft that have now left the Solar System; however, it w…
Last year, Gord Portman saved two people in a house fire in Penticton. When he saw his picture in the local newspaper, he said to himself, “Oh boy I need help.”
Premier John Horgan got it wrong. I’m talking about the Site C decision to persevere with what I am sure will turn out to be the biggest white elephant in the province’s history.
With the news cycle we’ve been having in Penticton, today seems like the perfect day for an All-Good-News edition. Keeping with the theme of today’s special edition, I offer these pleasant observations.
The pandemic has pointed out some of the weaknesses — if not, in some cases, outright failure — of health care systems on both sides of the border.
In the “Chicken soup for the soul” book entitled, Find your happiness, Maureen C. Bruschi tells the story of a time when she was quite ill at work and wishing she was at her home in Long Island.
A common question that’s been asked of us in the media for years — especially in Kelowna — “Why does our city keep electing the same people to municipal council?”
The federal government in Ottawa has approved a bill that would allow Canadians suffering from “grievous and irremediable mental illnesses” — the wording comes from a Canadian Press report — to opt for a medically assisted death.