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Opinion News

Claims deterring investment

Feb 13, 2015 / 9:49 am

By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson, The Fraser Institute More than 10,700 British Columbians were employed in the mining sector in 2013 with an average salary...

Why seniors get the breaks

Feb 13, 2015 / 9:20 am

By Paul Kershaw, Generation Squeeze We’re approaching the season when governments release their budgets, so it’s important to know how much...

The price of rock 'n' roll

Feb 11, 2015 / 5:02 pm

How much is too much for a concert ticket? It all depends on your perspective. The announcement this week that American music legends Aerosmith will perform at...

Best route for the Westside

Feb 10, 2015 / 5:00 pm

Last week's announcement of a second hydro transmission line to the Westside is great news for residents there. West Kelowna very nearly lost all power when...

Should have seen oil fall coming

Feb 10, 2015 / 3:27 pm

By Gwyn Morgan, Troy Media The Los Angeles Times headline reads “Oil Glut, Price Collapse Spreads Across World Economies: As producers squirm, other...

B.C. should lead western strategy

Feb 10, 2015 / 2:59 pm

By Geoff Plant and Dylan Jones, Canada West Foundation As we look at the year ahead, one thing we can predict with confidence is another federal election. This...

Clinical trial a shocking mess

Feb 10, 2015 / 2:48 pm

By Dermod Travis, IntegrityBC Imagine, if you will, being enrolled in a clinical trial and researchers failing to inform you that you had a higher risk of death...

Gloria's fight validated

Feb 6, 2015 / 5:05 pm

The unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Canada Friday on assisted suicide finally turns the page on a dark era in human rights in our country. The...

Highway 33's turn for money

Feb 5, 2015 / 4:40 pm

Following a series of accidents on Highway 33 in recent days – including a fatality – one has to wonder when the busy ribbon of blacktop will...

Positive signs easy to find

Feb 3, 2015 / 4:50 pm

The loonie may be languishing and oil may be in the toilet, but there are plenty of positive economic signs in the Central Okanagan. Kelowna city council heard...

One legacy worth leaving

Feb 2, 2015 / 4:53 pm

The good works of the Nature Trust of B.C. keep on coming. This non-profit organization has been protecting British Columbia's natural diversity since 1971....

Parents: vaccinate your kids

Jan 30, 2015 / 2:00 pm

It seems like the more obvious something is, the more the conspiracy theorists don’t believe it. Celebrity claims linking vaccinations to autism have been...

Cat licences a waste of time

Jan 28, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Bring on the cat herders! If the SPCA has its way in Vernon, you'll soon need a licence for your pet. But, hopefully, city council follows the Regional...

Show us the money on water quality

Jan 27, 2015 / 4:43 pm

Water advisories are so frequent in the Okanagan since Interior Health raised its drinking water standards a few years ago, they have become almost irrelevant....

Inching toward pension fairness

Jan 23, 2015 / 5:00 pm

Two examples of your tax dollars at work this week paint an interesting picture of government thrift and largesse. First, the bad news. A report by the Fraser...

Seniors going to pot?

Jan 22, 2015 / 5:30 pm

The recent case of two senior citizens arrested at a Kamloops-area marijuana grow-op paints an interesting picture of the economic reality for many older...

I wanna be a millionaire

Jan 21, 2015 / 4:17 pm

A report released this week by British relief agency Oxfam grabbed headlines with the revelation the world’s richest one per cent will soon have more...

We're OK with cautious approach

Jan 20, 2015 / 3:47 pm

A cautiously optimistic tone was probably the right one for Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay to take during her pre-budget consultation tour...

Budget no penny pincher

Jan 16, 2015 / 4:03 pm

You can always count on politicians and public servants to fall over themselves justifying how much money they take out of our wallets in the form of taxation....

To let it burn... or not

Jan 15, 2015 / 2:53 pm

A spectacular house fire this week has reignited community discussion about fire protection. The upscale Twin Creek Ranch burned to the ground despite efforts...

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