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Need to 'vaccinate' forests

Jul 29, 2021 / 2:07 pm

The public would be surprised to know that wildfires and COVID-19 have a lot in common. The coronavirus disease is a contagion; it spreads from person to person...

The kids are not all right

Jul 8, 2021 / 1:16 pm

Most people would agree that protecting children should be our country’s utmost priority. Protecting children from unhealthy food products and fast-food...

Farewell to the kitchen

Jul 7, 2021 / 11:03 am

I am a chef in the Okanagan and I have been hearing/reading a lot about the lack of employees in the Okanagan. I keep hearing from owners and heads of...

Google, Glacier sign deal

Jun 24, 2021 / 11:34 am

As has been communicated extensively over the last while in Canada and around the world, the ability to publish credible and reliable news has become seriously...

Let's play major league ball

Jun 21, 2021 / 12:19 pm

Earlier this year, the notion of Vancouver becoming the host of a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise began to be taken a bit more seriously. The Oakland...

Liberals still lead in polls

Jun 17, 2021 / 12:57 pm

Speculation about a fall post-pandemic election continues in Canada, as the vaccination rates increase across the country and the electorate gets ready for a...

Baby steps to normal

Jun 15, 2021 / 6:25 pm

Getting back to normal after 17 months of varying pandemic restrictions amounts to a giant leap for most people. Just walking a grocery aisle whichever...

Action, not rhetoric needed

Jun 11, 2021 / 8:00 pm

B.C. paramedics and dispatchers are the pride of our province — frontline workers who dedicate their lives to keeping British Columbians safe and healthy....

Unsatisfied with justice

Jun 10, 2021 / 11:36 am

Even in a year that has focused primarily on mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic, certain aspects of life in Canada must continue without restrictions. One of them...

History or present reality

Jun 2, 2021 / 9:51 am

Since the news broke about the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School, I have been bombarded by texts and phone...

Is your cat killing wildlife?

May 31, 2021 / 7:26 pm

What a lovely sight! Look at Patches as she heads out for her morning jaunt in the fields near her home. How cute is she as she tiptoes through the dew-drenched...

EV roadblocks ahead

May 31, 2021 / 12:14 pm

More than two years have gone by since the Government of British Columbia first established a plan to wean drivers off fossil fuel-powered vehicles. The...

Light at the end of tunnel

May 24, 2021 / 7:19 am

As Canadians await their chance to be inoculated against COVID-19, the past couple of weeks have featured more public demonstrations from residents who have...

Not ready for prime time

May 16, 2021 / 5:13 pm

In an earlier age – when water was free and you paid for music – there was some reason for a broadcast regulator. Today: not so much, and in the...

Allergy season is back

May 15, 2021 / 11:00 am

The weather is warming up in Kelowna, and while many of us are happy to be back outdoors enjoying the fresh air, it also means that seasonal allergies are back....

Eby fires back at Penticton

May 12, 2021 / 5:36 pm

Below is a response by B.C. Housing Minister and Attorney General David Eby to paid advertisements run by the City of Penticton in a number of Okanagan...

Keeping Canadians awake

May 10, 2021 / 9:51 am

In late 2019, when Research Co. and Glacier Media originally reviewed the nightly habits of Canadians, we learned that many of us were not meeting the...

The public's right to 'no'

May 7, 2021 / 11:41 am

Last week I used the province’s freedom of information law to ask the B.C. Office of the Premier for any records to support, even justify its 30% budget...

Warnings over roadblocks

May 1, 2021 / 5:32 pm

The publicity and warnings about the police enforcement of regional travel bans in B.C. will probably have a lot more impact than the actual checkpoints. As...

Vitriol on social media

Apr 22, 2021 / 12:20 pm

The last couple of years have not been particularly great for the dissemination of news in North America. First, we went through extremely divisive political...

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