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Maintaining healthy and active lifestyle as you age

Let’s talk about balance and aging.

  • Nov 27, 2018

Three ways to keep the family entertained this winter

Local families may have to ready themselves to spend extended periods of time indoors.

  • Nov 27, 2018

Auntie Says: The #metoo movement is now #hetoo. Take a stand

This last week has seen a veil lifted from the culture of…

  • Nov 25, 2018
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New sewing studio comes to Vernon
It's farm to bottle at Farmstrong Cider Company
RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit arrives on scene
RCMP arrest suspect in disturbance

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Nov 20, 2018

GARDENER’S DIARY: How to plant tulips in pots

We were very fortunate to have such mild weather last week.

  • Nov 19, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Wineology: If your grandma is drinking Sherry she’s a classy lady

Check out Okanagan sommelier Shanyn Ward’s wine column

  • Nov 16, 2018

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

Star reporter welcomed back to Vernon

It’s a thankless job, sometimes

Auntie Says: A time to remember the freedoms we have today

Faye Arcand is a freelance writer for the Penticton Western News

  • Nov 11, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

BOOMER TALK: Extraordinary People

Let me introduce you to a couple of ordinary people whose lives have been, or are, extraordinary.

  • Nov 7, 2018

A GARDENER’S DIARY: Racing against time

As of Nov. 4, I was still picking fresh greens from the garden.

  • Nov 6, 2018

Vernon-area beekeeping hobbyists helping protect the bees

Caring about the future of honeybees has become almost trendy.

  • Nov 6, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

B.C. dentist fills a need in the world’s poorest countries

What we do gives people hope. It’s a good feeling to help people who have so little”

  • Nov 3, 2018

The View from Here: No better time to stand together against hatred

The historical cycle of scapegoating Jews shows itself with the killings in Pittsburgh