Opinion

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Okanagan Humane Society: Helping pets and people is what they do

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Aug 25, 2022
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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: Poilievre, anointed to lead?

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Aug 23, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Hot weather plans needed

The heat this summer and last summer has been unusual

  • Aug 23, 2022
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Bullet Train plays at the Roxy Theatre until Thursday. (Zachary Delaney)

Front Row at the Roxy: Bullet Train

From the director behind Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde, Bullet Train

  • Bullet Train plays at the Roxy Theatre until Thursday. (Zachary Delaney)
    The statue of Egerton Ryerson was a prominent feature at the campus that bore his name, Today, the statue is gone and the school has been named Toronto Metropolitan University. (Wikimedia Commons)

    COLUMN: The conflicted legacy of a Canadian educator

    University in Toronto no longer bears name of Egerton Ryerson

    The statue of Egerton Ryerson was a prominent feature at the campus that bore his name, Today, the statue is gone and the school has been named Toronto Metropolitan University. (Wikimedia Commons)
    BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

    EDITORIAL: Wildfire season is heating up

    Recent increase in wildfire activity is cause for concern

    • Aug 11, 2022
    BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
    The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

    COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

    ‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

    The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
    The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

    Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

    The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

    • Aug 4, 2022
    The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)
    Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

    EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

    Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

    • Aug 4, 2022
    Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)
    Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)

    Okanagan Nature Nut: What good are mosquitos?

    Vernon-based outdoor enthusiast reveals the secret lives of these tiny pollinators

    Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)
    Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

    COLUMN: Security measures in place during Trudeau’s visit

    Hate has been directed towards Canadian leaders

    Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
    A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

    OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

    Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

    A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
    Zac Delaney, his dog Pepper, and fiancé McAley. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

    Meet Zac: Revelstoke Review adds new reporter to team

    Zachary Delaney graduated from Carlton University in Ottawa

    Zac Delaney, his dog Pepper, and fiancé McAley. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
    A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

    CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

    Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

    A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
    Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

    U.S. abortion bans set dangerous precedent for the world

    The overturning of Roe v. Wade is a step back in reproductive rights

    Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
    New research paints a sombre outlook for Canadian household finances as inflation takes a bite out of real wages and rising interest rates mute economic growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

    EDITORIAL: Controlling inflation a difficult challenge

    The present efforts to slow the rate of inflation are not painless

    • Jul 22, 2022
    New research paints a sombre outlook for Canadian household finances as inflation takes a bite out of real wages and rising interest rates mute economic growth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
    Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

    COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

    Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

    Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
    The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

    EDITORIAL: Prepare now for future fire seasons

    In 2021, wildfires were raging across British Columbia

    • Jul 13, 2022
    The Sparks Lake wildfire shown on June 30, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
    Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

    EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

    Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

    • Jul 7, 2022
    Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes