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Pandemic drinking lessons

Jan 23, 2021 / 4:30 pm

The last six months have been an interesting and trying experience, to say the least. They have taught me a lot about myself, my family and my relationship to...

Satellites will change ISPs

Jan 22, 2021 / 12:26 pm

Elon Musk’s Starlink low Earth orbit (LEO) network has been awarded US$885 million over 10 years to build out rural internet access in the U.S. This was...

Overcoming the odds

Jan 14, 2021 / 11:59 am

As we look back on 2020, we might be tempted to focus on the challenges. However, I want to take a moment to reflect on the strength and resilience demonstrated...

Get ready for another one

Jan 12, 2021 / 12:59 pm

Think you’re done with complaining about crass, ill-timed elections in the pandemic? Not yet. One more beckons. A big one. Another one we don’t...

Carbon tax short-sighted

Jan 6, 2021 / 1:02 pm

COVID-19 has had an impact on Canada’s food industry but, over time, resilience will prevail. However, the federal government’s pre-holiday...

KGH feeling second wave

Jan 5, 2021 / 12:09 pm

Dear Kelowna residents, neighbours and friends, We are a group of physician leaders who work at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). All of us work in hot spots in...

Lost on pandemic highway

Dec 24, 2020 / 7:00 am

Two rules in politics are simple to follow: 1) Do not overpromise and underdeliver. 2) Do not preach what you do not practice. Political problems arise from...

Jeopardy! teaches us plenty

Dec 23, 2020 / 5:05 pm

Canadians were saddened to learn that longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away recently from pancreatic cancer. For more than 35 years, Trebek was a...

The year's top food stories

Dec 18, 2020 / 7:00 am

The year 2020 was as unusual as they get, with no shortage of stories. Some flew under the radar because of the pandemic but this list is based on how some...

The most important year?

Dec 17, 2020 / 6:12 pm

A year ago, there was much anticipation in the conservation community that 2020 would perhaps be the most important year ever for nature. Canada’s Nature...

Indigenous economic policy

Dec 11, 2020 / 11:23 am

In communities across Canada, people are coming together in a wide range of activities intended to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens closer together....

Too quick to condemn

Dec 9, 2020 / 1:39 pm

There has been a tremendous scrutiny and criticism of policing in recent months. Policing has been the lightning rod for widespread protests. The scrutiny has...

How long will it take?

Dec 4, 2020 / 3:50 pm

With Britons getting jabbed to quell their pandemic, with Americans getting ready to join them, we are still as Canadians in a quandary about the queue we...

Debt to infinity and beyond

Dec 2, 2020 / 1:08 pm

It’s official: the Trudeau government has taken the federal deficit from $19 billion to $381 billion in just nine months. That’s the staggering...

Masks and COVID-19

Nov 16, 2020 / 6:50 pm

British Columbians have been nimble in adapting their individual actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the last ten months, and it has...

Pandemic restrictions fatigue

Nov 13, 2020 / 12:08 pm

It is good that the premier and his health minister, and not the public health officer, have taken the lead in enforcing discipline in how the province is...

Doomscrolling till we're sick

Nov 9, 2020 / 12:11 pm

She caught me red-handed. I dropped my phone like it was on fire, tried to hide it under the pillow, but it was too late. Her eyes narrowed: “What were...

In defence of rental pet bans

Nov 2, 2020 / 4:49 pm

Vancouver city council has passed a motion calling for an end to pet bans in rental accommodation. The vote was unanimous. The motion asks the province to...

There was no choice

Oct 26, 2020 / 4:47 pm

There was no choice. The poorest showing in a generation by a party that hadn’t lost an election this century meant that BC Liberal Leader Andrew...

Pandemic spending free pass

Oct 23, 2020 / 4:18 pm

The pandemic has given our politicians a joyride, a field day, a licence, a leash with no tug. They can furrow their brows and proclaim stress all they want and...

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