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Taxpayers group says feds should stop funding the CBC

Taxpayers group says feds should stop funding the CBC

Nov 28, 2022 / 3:27 pm

It’s time to defund the CBC. While many Canadians were suffering from lockdowns, job losses and pay cuts, the CBC was handing out pay raises and bonuses....

Survey finds mixed support for hosting major sporting events in B.C.

Survey finds mixed support for hosting major sporting events in B.C.

Nov 21, 2022 / 2:26 pm

Over the past two years, British Columbians developed a love-hate relationship with the possibility of Vancouver hosting the Winter Olympics for the second...

Professor seeds fresh approach to learning with STEM high school

Professor seeds fresh approach to learning with STEM high school

Nov 8, 2022 / 11:05 am

Mike Gelbart has made what many would consider a high-risk, mid-career, head-scratching move. He, of course, sees it differently. He, at this stage, sees it...

Survey: Poilievre factor looms large in realignment of Canada’s political map

Survey: Poilievre factor looms large in realignment of Canada’s political map

Nov 1, 2022 / 3:41 pm

Just 13 months have passed since Canadians last participated in a federal election. The early ballot that was supposed to restore the Liberal Party of Canada to...

New councils may not be the change agents they were thought to be

New councils may not be the change agents they were thought to be

Oct 31, 2022 / 3:26 pm

Brace yourself for post-election budget sticker shock, fellow voters. “What? Are you kidding me?” Save for an expletive inserted into those two...

Tips for healthy eating for those with diabetes

Tips for healthy eating for those with diabetes

Oct 26, 2022 / 11:21 am

November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, and the chance for us to discuss how we can support (those) living with diabetes. Diabetes and pre-diabetes are...

Federal government should be cutting taxes, not raising them

Federal government should be cutting taxes, not raising them

Oct 18, 2022 / 12:00 pm

The rising cost of living isn’t an act of God or nature. Politicians are making it worse every day. You can find politicians who are making life more...

Opinion: 5 reasons to vote in B.C. local elections

Opinion: 5 reasons to vote in B.C. local elections

BC Oct 15, 2022 / 8:10 am

As voters in B.C. head to the polls for local elections today, democracy nerds everywhere are watching and wondering: How many people will bother to vote this...

Opinion: Board of Education is no place for intolerance

Opinion: Board of Education is no place for intolerance

Oct 11, 2022 / 1:44 pm

In 1990, when I was first elected as a Central Okanagan School District 23 trustee, this district’s sexual education curriculum erroneously questioned the...

Opinion: Time to duck and cover: BC NDP implosion is close to detonation

Opinion: Time to duck and cover: BC NDP implosion is close to detonation

Oct 7, 2022 / 12:47 pm

One way or another, the BC NDP is about to implode. One way or another, it will be unlike any self-inflicted political bind you’ve seen. There are no...

Opinion: Freedom of information in B.C. is not free

Opinion: Freedom of information in B.C. is not free

Sep 27, 2022 / 3:10 pm

The B.C. NDP leadership race could provide a redo to the FOI act so to avoid a violation of Charter rights. Since forming a majority in 2020, the NDP government...

Opinion: New CRTC powers dubbed 'censorship' by taxpayers' group

Opinion: New CRTC powers dubbed 'censorship' by taxpayers' group

Sep 22, 2022 / 11:56 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking Canada on a headfirst dive toward government censorship, with the Senate the only obstacle standing between Canadians...

Opinion: City councils impact on housing costs

Opinion: City councils impact on housing costs

Sep 19, 2022 / 3:32 pm

Buying a home in the Okanagan is expensive. In 2016, the average home in Kelowna cost $473,780. Today, that cost is more than $1million. Not only is housing...

Opinion: Medical evidence supports involuntary treatment

Opinion: Medical evidence supports involuntary treatment

Sep 16, 2022 / 9:58 am

When NDP leadership candidate, David Eby, proposed that those who repeatedly overdose might need involuntary treatment rather than rapid discharge from hospital...

Hunters, anglers pushed hard to create conservation institutions

Hunters, anglers pushed hard to create conservation institutions

Sep 14, 2022 / 4:40 pm

More than a century ago, British Columbia’s timber, minerals, and fish must have appeared limitless to the elites in Vancouver and Victoria. But the...

Canadian brewers having a hard time staying afloat

Canadian brewers having a hard time staying afloat

Sep 12, 2022 / 2:17 pm

With recent reports that people are out enjoying the weather, we could assume that everything is back to normal after the pandemic. But that’s not...

How to protect yourself against the flu this fall

How to protect yourself against the flu this fall

Sep 7, 2022 / 1:20 pm

The dreaded flu season is arriving, and now is a good time to start preparing your defence system. Immunity is your body’s ability to prevent the invasion...

Opinion: Overdose awareness more important than ever

Opinion: Overdose awareness more important than ever

Aug 30, 2022 / 3:19 pm

I recently looked at the website of Moms Stop the Harm, a local advocacy group that is heavily involved in organizing Overdose Awareness Day events. I reflected...

Opinion: No word to describe the loss of a child

Opinion: No word to describe the loss of a child

Aug 25, 2022 / 3:09 pm

There are no words to describe a mother’s grief from losing a child. In fact, it’s such a horrific thought that the English language doesn’t...

Overcoming the picky eater dilemma one lunchbox at a time

Overcoming the picky eater dilemma one lunchbox at a time

Aug 12, 2022 / 2:33 pm

Back-to-school is on the horizon, and with it comes the never-ending query of what to pack in your child’s lunch box. Eating nutritious meals and snacks...

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