“Some of the younger crowd, they don’t make eye contact. It depends on the town too, small town - yes, small towns - no.” - Bonnie Peterson

Word on the street: What do you think of Canada’s polite reputation?

What do you think of Canada’s reputation for being polite when it comes to how we treateach other?

The week the Observer asked: What do you think of Canada’s reputation for being polite when it comes to how we treat each other?

Read more: Salmon Arm mother upset after angry movie mob vents on 15-year-old daughter

Read more: Random acts of kindness plentiful


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


“As far as treating each other goes I think so, it can certainly go the other way. I think that’s why I like small towns so much because it’s more so there than in big cities I find.” - Anthony Dubois

“For the most part I think we are pretty respectful of each other. Online I think there’s people who have nothing better to do than try and cause trouble.” - Wendy Ferguson

“I think generally Canadians are polite, certainly more polite and better received than Americans abroad I can tell you that.” - Stan Kuzak

“I think its kind of a stereotype, a little bit. We are really polite but we are also very focused on what we do so I think circumstance determines the level of our politeness to one another.” - Mikhael Swityk

Just Posted

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens after fatal collision west of Salmon Arm

Police collision analysis and reconstruction investigating scene of head-on crash

Man charged in Salmon Arm church shooting returns to court

Provincial Court judge allows two-week adjournment in murder, assault changes

Two girls teams and one boys team to play “B Cup” Provincials in July

The U14 Girls, the U13/14 Boys and the U16 Girls have all qualified for provincials

North Okanagan student relearns how to take steps forward

The Vernon Convocation starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Vernon campus, OC Facebook to stream event

Shuswap Trail Alliance to oversee Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail planning

Regional district relies on non-profit organization’s expertise on trail projects

VIDEO: Tributes flow on 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death

Jackson received a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. He died at age 50

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident well eating you could be penalized

Truck smashes fence, building and knocks out power in Okanagan

Two heavily intoxicated men were discovered at the crash scene

Delta cat severely injured in animal trap was likely stuck for days, owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Alleged Okanagan shoplifter tracked down by RCMP

Vernon retail store’s loss prevention officer’s description of suspect helps lead to arrest

District staff consider updated GHG emission reduction targets in Summerland

Residents suggest plastic bag ban, cohousing, having new developments be “solar ready” at open house

No lawyer for man involved in Kelowna crime spree

Stephen Ear Skinner had his court date moved to July 9

HIV tests now part of most Emergency Department blood work

There are up to 15 per cent of “HIV-positive individuals who are unaware of their HIV status.”

Most Read