Opinion News

Oil: how low can it go?

Jan 9, 2015 / 3:33 pm

With the price of oil hovering below $50 a barrel, Canadians are facing a double-edged sword. Consumers are enjoying lower gas prices, but the long-term effects...

Wine tourism: we'll drink to that

Jan 8, 2015 / 3:51 pm

The honours just keep piling up for the Okanagan's burgeoning wine industry. We're good at wine; and the world is starting to realize it. Wine...

Does HOV change go far enough?

Jan 7, 2015 / 5:00 pm

Finally, some common sense is coming into play regarding Kelowna's ridiculous HOV lanes. Introduced in 2009, the high occupancy vehicle lanes were supposed...

Hug a plow driver today

Jan 6, 2015 / 5:13 pm

Everyone loves to gripe. There's never a cop around when you need one. Taxes are too high; you didn't deserve that parking ticket. And snow removal...

Adventures in snowmaggedon

Jan 5, 2015 / 1:49 pm

First days on the job aren't supposed to be like this. After two hours of shovelling late Sunday night and two more doing the driveway again this morning,...

Local goals for 2015

Jan 1, 2015 / 9:23 am

As we mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next, it’s common to make resolutions and set goals for the coming 12 months. Herewith, a wish...

Come clean on rail line plans

Dec 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

The Okanagan Indian Band has reaffirmed its opposition to the sale of the CN Rail line between Kelowna and Vernon. And who can blame them? The land was taken...