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Pressure of homelessness builds as poverty accelerates

Pressure of homelessness builds as poverty accelerates

Jun 29, 2022 / 3:33 pm

What causes homelessness in Kelowna? I get asked that question a lot and there isn’t a straightforward answer. Many people point to mental health and...

Support grows for B.C. anti-corruption commissioner following report

Support grows for B.C. anti-corruption commissioner following report

Jun 23, 2022 / 12:33 pm

More than three years have passed since the provincial government chose to establish the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, also...

B.C. well-positioned to avoid recession, but risks looming

Jun 21, 2022 / 11:16 am

The past three months have brought a caravan of negative news about the global economy. Amid the war triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the...

Opinion: MP responds to criticism of his Private Members Bill

Opinion: MP responds to criticism of his Private Members Bill

Jun 20, 2022 / 9:31 am

Re. Joe Killoran’s guest column Lawyer blasts Kamloops MP and RCMP boss over 'supposed' crime wave (Castanet, June 3) When I tabled my first...

Cullen Commission on B.C. money laundering just the starting point of a long road

Cullen Commission on B.C. money laundering just the starting point of a long road

Jun 16, 2022 / 7:00 am

The release Wednesday of the 1,804-page Cullen Commission report on money laundering in British Columbia landed like a block of cement. It is, however, really...

Air Miles grounded by giant grocery chain

Air Miles grounded by giant grocery chain

Jun 15, 2022 / 1:37 pm

The food we buy is always changing, so keeping customers engaged with brands is challenging Sobeys recently decided to dump Air Miles and start its own loyalty...

Medium-well and middle of the road for the majority of Canadians

Medium-well and middle of the road for the majority of Canadians

Jun 14, 2022 / 3:24 pm

One of the nastiest glances I ever received was from a research industry colleague after I had the temerity to order a steak “medium well” when we...

Recommendations, yes, apologies, no, in wake of heat dome tragedy

Recommendations, yes, apologies, no, in wake of heat dome tragedy

Jun 13, 2022 / 3:56 pm

For almost all of the 619 victims of last June’s heat dome, the blazing temperature outdoors didn’t kill them. Solitude indoors did. Their...

Health Canada's new food labelling makes no sense

Health Canada's new food labelling makes no sense

Jun 9, 2022 / 11:17 am

Grocery shoppers in Canada will soon be warned if a product has too much fat, sugar or sodium. But exemptions mean the new rules are illogical It looks like we...

Can nutrition choices help alleviate allergy symptoms?

Can nutrition choices help alleviate allergy symptoms?

Jun 7, 2022 / 12:24 pm

While the warm weather has finally arrived in Kelowna, unfortunately, so has allergy season. Allergies can already be tough to manage, but did you know stress...

Opinion: Why B.C.'s premier and Surrey's mayor should step down now

Opinion: Why B.C.'s premier and Surrey's mayor should step down now

Jun 6, 2022 / 3:21 pm

From the heart in one case, from the head in another, I implore (Premier) John Horgan and (Surrey Mayor) Doug McCallum to step aside. The two significant...

Opinion: Lawyer blasts Kamloops MP and RCMP boss over 'supposed' crime wave

Opinion: Lawyer blasts Kamloops MP and RCMP boss over 'supposed' crime wave

Jun 3, 2022 / 10:09 am

Recently, the residents of Kamloops were treated to the sight of their MP Frank Caputo, and their RCMP superintendent, Syd Lecky, sounding the alarm about a...

Russia ousts North Korea to claim title of least-liked country

Russia ousts North Korea to claim title of least-liked country

Jun 1, 2022 / 4:50 pm

Twice a year, Research Co. and Glacier Media ask Canadians about their impressions of 15 different countries. Since we started tracking this question in 2019,...

Open letter: Family doctors burned out, demoralized and calling for change

Open letter: Family doctors burned out, demoralized and calling for change

May 20, 2022 / 12:46 pm

Open letter to: Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Dix, We the undersigned physicians at Rutland Medical Associates have decided we need to speak out on...

Developers must address needs of high-density downtowns now

Developers must address needs of high-density downtowns now

May 16, 2022 / 4:47 pm

The current narrative around urban living is that cities are shrinking as pandemic-related influences such as remote work and the desire for additional space...

Relevance of resurrecting abortion debate in Canada questioned

Relevance of resurrecting abortion debate in Canada questioned

May 11, 2022 / 3:41 pm

For the past few days, federal and provincial politicians in Canada have been paying a lot of attention to the United States. A draft opinion by the U.S....

Opinion: Some reasons why gas prices in B.C. are so much higher than in Alberta

Opinion: Some reasons why gas prices in B.C. are so much higher than in Alberta

May 11, 2022 / 1:49 pm

Premier John Horgan’s excuse for not trying to curb gas price jumps is that the industry will just jack prices higher to take up the room left by any tax...

Buckle up for a wild real estate ride in the Okanagan

Buckle up for a wild real estate ride in the Okanagan

May 10, 2022 / 5:20 pm

It’s going to be a wild ride — in a good way. Kelowna has been showing increasing promise as one of Canada's emerging economic hubs and one of...

Shift to electric vehicle acceptance is accelerating slowly in B.C.

Shift to electric vehicle acceptance is accelerating slowly in B.C.

May 4, 2022 / 2:30 pm

One of the impending jokes of the current driving season is that the billboards advertising the price of gas will become calendars. It is now no longer...

Opinion: Doctor responds to vaccinated vs unvaccinated study

Opinion: Doctor responds to vaccinated vs unvaccinated study

Apr 29, 2022 / 2:57 pm

Re: Mixing with unvaccinated increases COVID-19 risk for vaccinated people, study finds A recent article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal...