Opinion

Editorial: Hate and violence over Teddy trial appalling

We read the comments on our story about Seymour's appeal and were appalled

  • Mar 15, 2019

Too many truths in SNC-Lavalin affair

Thom Barker argues reaction to SNC-Lavalin affair is overblown

  • Mar 15, 2019

Mommy’s Inside Voice: The self-love struggle

Mommy's Inside Voice is a bi-weekly column by Amie Jay, a local mother of three.

  • Mar 15, 2019

This isn’t a war, it’s a discussion

Writer on the need to put passionate discourse in perspective.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Hugs and Slugs

Hugs: To the employee at Pages Book Emporium who rushed to return my watch to me. She had heard it hit the floor when it pulled off with my gloves. My husband had just given it to me for Christmas, so I especially appreciated her honesty. Customer service above and beyond!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hiding shooting of dogs wasn’t decent behaviour

We finally know what happened to two Huskies that escaped around Christmas, says letter writer

  • Mar 15, 2019

COLUMNS: Plastic problems

The SCN-Lavalin scandal is still hogging the national news

  • Mar 15, 2019

Editorial cartoon: Losing the war on opioids

Penticton Western News editorial cartoon by Ingrid Rice

  • Mar 15, 2019

Editorial: Power, influence and pressure

Like it or not, all governments sometimes use power politics

  • Mar 15, 2019

Ministry offers more of the same

This week, once again, the Agricultural Land Reserve is in the news. Obviously, agriculture is incredibly important, not only to the South Cariboo economy, but, in a larger sense, for sovereignty as well. In the Cariboo-Chilcotin / Lillooet region, there are more businesses in the agriculture, forest, fishing and hunting industry than any other industry, according to the 2019 State of the North Report (although that's not likely a surprise to anyone).

OUR VIEW: So much is riding on B.C.’s poverty reduction plan

Strategy details to be revealed soon based on affordability, opportunity, inclusion, reconciliation

  • Mar 14, 2019

Council watchers are not prattlers

Readers take exception to 'demeaning comments'

  • Mar 14, 2019

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer speaks out on measles outbreak and vaccine hesitancy

By Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

  • Mar 14, 2019

Hire more police officers to curb bullies

A reader says schools do not teach respect for the honest individual

  • Mar 14, 2019

Will 50 km/h make any difference to speeders?

As expected, our story about the city lowering the speed limit on the Old Island Highway (Highway 19A) from 60 km/h to 50 km/h generated significant comment.

In Our Opinion: Body removal debacle

The shocking lack of communication over transferring the dead in Prince Rupert

  • Mar 14, 2019

Stop protecting corporations

Re: Government's relationship with corporations like SNC-Lavalin

  • Mar 14, 2019

3.2% N. Cowichan tax increase irresponsible

It is disappointing to learn that North Cowichan council seems to have drunk the Kool-Aid

  • Mar 14, 2019