Notice to our letter writers
We now interrupt Terry Jacks to bring you the Editor’s Notebook.
If you are thinking of writing a letter to the editor about the upcoming civic election, it must be received no later than Monday at noon.
Ordinarily, we run just about every letter that comes in. The problem in past years is everyone thinks about writing at the last moment and then seems surprised that other people were thinking the same way.
We often receive a dozen letters within 24 hours prior to our Friday edition. We don’t have the space or resources to process that many letters.
So, if you’d like to write to us, please spend some time this weekend and pen a letter of 400 words or less (the shorter the better). In Kelowna: email@example.com In Penticton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m glad to see the UNISUS private school in Summerland will have a dorm. The last dorm in the Okanagan — the Eckhardt Ave. hockey school dorm — didn’t seem to go over as well.
Damnit people, stop tearing down campaign signs. It’s only one more week before the election and they will all be properly removed within 48 hours of the election.
While on the topic of vandalism, some sleazebag spraypainted graffiti outside the Hospice House in Penticton. How low can you go? To the vandal or vandals involved, you may one day require the services of Hospice House.
The Penticton Herald recently staged four different candidate events at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. We’d like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions.
Sponsorship: Penticton Lakeside Resort, Underwriters Insurance, South Okanagan Real Estate Board, The Penticton Herald Media partnership: Castanet Media panelists: Steve Arstad, Colin Dacre, Melanie Eksal, Joe Fries, Chris Walker
Volunteers and support staff: Kyle Anderson, Shannon Huggard, Jackson Jamieson, Ed Kennedy
Thank you to all the candidates who participated. Thank you to the incredible crowds (510 for our first mayoral forum). Also special thanks to the exceptional staff at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, especially Samantha Tadey.
The trade show format on Tuesday went over extremely well with the candidates. Although four years away, we will expand on that in 2022.
Yes, it is that good. My wife and I checked out “A Star Is Born.”
I was blown away. Look for Bradley Cooper to earn a triple nomination for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay Adaptation when Academy Award nominations are announced in January. Lady Gaga was already a star, this takes her to the next level.
I was one of the few men in the audience and left the auditorium with dozens of sobbing women. “Love Story” for a new generation.
But dudes, you will enjoy it, especially the all-new and original rock and roll score. Lukas Nelson provides Cooper’s backup band. ...But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach. James Miller is valley editor for Okanagan Newspaper Group.