Columnists

Gardener’s Diary: Poinsettia pointers

Purchase the poinsettia at the end of the shopping trip and wrap in paper for the trip home.

  • Dec 14, 2018

Arnold: The true cost of Trudeau’s policies

Canadians are increasingly wary of hidden costs and rightly so.

  • Dec 12, 2018

Kyllo: Giving where you live this holiday season

There are a number of groups in the Shuswap who do so much to help our most vulnerable residents.

  • Dec 12, 2018
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"Step your game up" equestrian clinic
Armstrong City Hall turns 100
20th annual Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy 2
20th annual Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Youth Academy 1

Boomer Talk: The Christmas Box

Having more money than our parents, our generation tended to over gift.

  • Dec 10, 2018

COLUMN: How not to age gracefully

Earache and two teeth causing me grief. What am I, five?

COLUMN: I feel confident (Brain: hold my beer)

We’re starting today’s lesson with a definition.

Get Outdoors!: It’s snow amazing

Of all the crystals on Earth, snowflakes are my favourite.

  • Dec 3, 2018

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

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