Technology is wonderful and amazing. It offers instant access to literally everyone you know via text messaging, Messenger, email and cell phones.
Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast had its moments — a celebration of diversity, small films being recognized, the charming setting of a railway station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
With the announcement of Jake Kimberley stepping down from Penticton city council comes speculation on who will run to replace him in a byelection, tentatively scheduled for early June.
As much as everyone appreciates a day off with pay, I’ve never been a fan of this holiday. It was a vote-buying strategy by Christy Clark and the BC Liberals just prior to an election.
With the Julie Payette fiasco, along with revelations that high-ranking bureaucrats and police resign before they can face disciplinary action, there needs to be a review of how public-sector pensions are administered.
Due to COVID, for two months people weren’t able to get a hair cut or their teeth cleaned. After early review, veterinarians were deemed an essential service.
With the incredible amount of resources the federal government has available, why did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fail to conduct a proper background check on Julie Payette?
During Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally in Washington, the pump-up music included the disco classic “YMCA” by the Village People.
As we’re closing in on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19, it’s disappointing that no elected officials within The Herald’s readership area have suggested a nominal rollback in salary.
Lost in the chaos emanating from Washington have been some important developments elsewhere. If I may, here are a few thoughts on a very strange news cycle that ended 2020 and began 2021.
In a year-end interview with the online news site The Orca, Premier John Horgan was asked to name an MLA from a different caucus who he’d single out for doing good work, have an unusually warm relationship with, or just wouldn’t put coal in their stocking.
It would be easier to sympathize with Jack Bennest — the publisher of the Oliver Daily News who was given a 90-day driving ban for reporting from the scene of an accident while under the influence of alcohol — if he demonstrated some remorse.
It’s ironic that our Page 1 headline in Wednesday’s Herald “Bike route approved” was beside a story on Cherry Lane threatening to evict The Bay due to unpaid rent.
With this being our monthly All-Good-News edition, now is an appropriate time to publicly recognize David Prystay, general manager of the Penticton Lakeside Resort for the past 27 years.