Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Cross-border support, in memory of Joe Ciallella; Protection of Dogs; and more …

‘I hope you receive more empathy, respect and kindness than you showed my friend’

My friend recently fell off her bicycle while out for a morning ride, helmeted and watchful of traffic.

  • Jul 8, 2020

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

  • Jul 8, 2020

COLUMN: Governments can make a difference in troubled times

From columnist Robert Malcolmson

  • Jul 8, 2020

Houstonites deserve easier access to transparency in setting gas prices

It shouldn't require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom of information (FOI) requests to learn how gas is priced in B.C.

  • Jul 8, 2020

COLUMN: Fiscal sticker shock

Deficit and debt increasing while Canada's credit rating has been downgraded

  • Jul 8, 2020

Please stop saying “defund the police”

What we're really talking about is a shift in social policy and realignment of resources

  • Jul 8, 2020

Closure of Riverview came at hands of right wing parties

I do not know what a happy medium is. Either we care for our vulnerable citizens or we don't.

  • Jul 8, 2020

My mental health and me

Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Disturbances in our mental health could affect our physical health. So, we must take good care of both. Life is complicated and full of ups, downs, pain, joy, twist, turns, setbacks, and triumphs leading to acute mental distress. Acute mental distress is usually short-lasting with complete return to normal mental state. Sometimes in life, everyone experiences mental distress which is a natural way we respond to stress mentally. Mental problem is when mental distress fails to resolve within a reasonable period and often time, is associated with some level of impairment in functions. When not controlled, mental problem could progress to mental illness. Mental illness is a dysfunction involving the brain that negatively affects someone's thoughts, emotions, and/or behaviors and significantly impairs functions and quality of life.

  • Jul 8, 2020

OUR VIEW: Put Annis or Hundial on Surrey Police board

By any objective standard, it should be a shortlist of two

  • Jul 8, 2020

LETTER: Lockdowns are effective

From reader Brenda D. Cooper

LETTER: Customer service builds strong support

Company showed positive attitude and swift response

  • Jul 8, 2020

Become a certified food preservation trainer for free

Lorraine updates her virtual cross-Canada tour and has some suggestions of stuff to do in the valley

  • Jul 8, 2020

Outage should remind us how lucky we are

Clean, reliable electricity is something we take for granted, but shouldn't

  • Jul 8, 2020

SIMPSON: Before losing your cool, make sure the screw that’s loose isn’t yours

Being quick to blame others can be humbling when the problem really lies with you

  • Jul 8, 2020

Political correctness belongs in Stalinist Russia

The left is not concerned with making life better; they just want to punish and hurt people.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Northwest consumers deserve easier access to transparency on gas prices

It shouldn't require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom of information (FOI) requests to learn how gas is priced in B.C.

  • Jul 8, 2020