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Editorial

Editorial

Inmate speaks out on OCC

The Chronicle received a hand-written letter purportedly from one of the new inmates at the Okanagan Correctional Centre. He wrote: “We all understand that we...

National park’s future under Liberals may be questionable

I would like to comment on Richard McGuire’s March 1 article entitled: “Larson wants voters to think of the economy.” Generally speaking, Ms. Larson is...

Medal available for veterans

Since 2014 the government of France has been awarding their highest medal, the Legion of Honour to Canadian veterans who participated in the liberation...

FortisBC reaches out to customers

As our customers know, the winter season brings higher electricity bills given the home heating energy requirements compared to the rest of the year. During...

Poverty shouldn’t exist in BC

  Janey Canuck was a pen name used by Judge Emily Murphy when writing books about social injustice in the 1900s. Her fascinating story was...

Social media pitfalls

How truly unfortunate that a former SOSS graduate from Oliver finds himself the subject of a prolonged and damaging probe into his behaviour as Victoria’s...

Councillor corrects taxpayer

The letter to the editor regarding property taxation by Jacob de Raadt in last week’s Chronicle contains a false assumption that I would like...

Big thanks to Parks and Rec

On behalf of all of the 90 hockey players that participated in the Oliver Wine Capital 55 and Over Hockey Tournament March 9-11, I...

Go after the dealers

In regards to the fentanyl issue, why are we not focusing on the dealers instead of the havoc and misery that occurs as a...

Keep recycling simple

The last community I lived in you had to go to the recycle depot and sort into convenient well marked bins across a barrier. Staff...

Recycling and justice

The regional district’s recycling contamination rate shouldn’t be very high considering the reams of education that staff pumps out. Styrofoam does not belong in your...

Councils should do with less, too

In an editorial (Herald Extra, 2017-02-22) captioned “5 per cent is too high,” the council of the City of Penticton is cautioned by the...

Don’t be a bystander

Statistics don’t lie, but to think there are young students in Oliver impacted by sexual harassment or assault is very unsettling. Last week’s BC Lions...

Cannings giving people voice on national park

(The following is an open letter to MP Richard Cannings.) I want to thank you for making my recent trip to Ottawa such a success. Having...

Beer will attract the public every time

Offer beer, appetizers and prizes and they will come. Offer an open house in a boring venue and they won’t. Last week’s public engagement at the...