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Kristy Dyer Cartoon

Dyer: Wood pellets cause carbon emissions in more ways than one

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Oct 22, 2020
Kristy Dyer Cartoon
Vernon shops like Expressions of Time have shown their strength, resiliency and adaptability amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Facebook)

COLUMN: A toast to small businesses in Vernon

Show local business some love this Small Business Week

Vernon shops like Expressions of Time have shown their strength, resiliency and adaptability amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Facebook)
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BOOMER TALK: Talking back

Columnist Carole Fawcett responds to feedback over ‘Are you Sheeple?’ column

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Helicopter training at Kin Beach in Vernon
Apartment flooded
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu's Diwali message
Coldstream remembers
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: $1 M damage award for loss of LTIP payout in constructive dismissal case

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Oct 16, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
A is for Apple, at least that’s how the alphabet typically begins. (File)

COLUMN: An Alternative Alphabet

Life and Faith columnist re-examines the alphabet

  • Oct 8, 2020
A is for Apple, at least that’s how the alphabet typically begins. (File)
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Oct 2, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system
Dyer: Yes we are still recycling in the Okanagan

Dyer: Yes we are still recycling in the Okanagan

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Oct 2, 2020
Dyer: Yes we are still recycling in the Okanagan
Get Outdoors!: Revel in the beauty of autumn leaf colours

Get Outdoors!: Revel in the beauty of autumn leaf colours

Outdoors enthusiast explores the changing of seasons through colour

  • Oct 2, 2020
Get Outdoors!: Revel in the beauty of autumn leaf colours
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.                                 (Andrew Harnik/AP file photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Predictions, politics and pandemics

Columnist Glenn Mitchell offers some random thoughts on current affairs

  • Oct 1, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.                                 (Andrew Harnik/AP file photo)
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 30, 2020
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all
Local Lizzie: Recognizing Orange Shirt Day

Local Lizzie: Recognizing Orange Shirt Day

Lizzie Skelton is a UBC Okanagan student who writes a column for Black Press

  • Sep 30, 2020
Local Lizzie: Recognizing Orange Shirt Day
Premier John Horgan has called a snap election for Oct. 24.                                 (File photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Rolling the dice for all the marbles

Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks at the snap election called Monday, Sept. 21

Premier John Horgan has called a snap election for Oct. 24.                                 (File photo)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
Boomer Talk columnist Carole Fawcett looks at new household term ‘Sheeple’ and the herd mentality amid COVID-19 pandemic and the dissemination of disinformation in the social media age. (Contributed)

BOOMER TALK: Are you Sheeple?

Columist Carole Fawcett takes a closer look at herd mentality amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Sep 24, 2020
Boomer Talk columnist Carole Fawcett looks at new household term ‘Sheeple’ and the herd mentality amid COVID-19 pandemic and the dissemination of disinformation in the social media age. (Contributed)
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)

A Gardener’s Diary: How to make green tomato pickles

Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts

  • Sep 23, 2020
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell looks at how to use up all those ripened tomatoes as the season shifts. (file)
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 22, 2020
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta
Dyer: Financing energy efficiency

Dyer: Financing energy efficiency

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Sep 22, 2020
Dyer: Financing energy efficiency
Students are returning to classrooms this fall. (Contributed)

Mitchell’s Musings: Ethics class evolves with the times

‘Welcome to Ethics 2020, the age of alternative facts’

  • Sep 18, 2020
Students are returning to classrooms this fall. (Contributed)
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 11, 2020
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada
Dyer: Energy efficiency, the magic bullet

Dyer: Energy efficiency, the magic bullet

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Sep 11, 2020
Dyer: Energy efficiency, the magic bullet