Columnists

Columnist’s grandfather, Clarence (Noodles) Knox (left), fought in the First World War, and his father, William (Bill) Knox, took part in the Second World War. (Knox family photos)

COLUMN: Reluctance to discuss war speaks volumes

Author’s father suffered severe burns in Second World War, and didn’t talk about it

Columnist’s grandfather, Clarence (Noodles) Knox (left), fought in the First World War, and his father, William (Bill) Knox, took part in the Second World War. (Knox family photos)
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: When does an expert lack impartiality, independence?

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

  • Nov 4, 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)
Cartoon, Kristy Dyer.

Dyer: Penticton offers the best financing program in Okanagan

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

  • Nov 4, 2020
Cartoon, Kristy Dyer.
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Puppy socialization classes during COVID-19
Man arrested for failing to comply with Vernon hospital mask mandate
Ice climbers spotted off Vernon highway
Cougar caught on camera in Coldstream
Roseanne walking Academy of Inquiry and Adventure Okanagan students through Kalamalka Lake Park. (Rob Buchanan photo)

Get Outdoors! And go for a walk

Vernon columnist Roseanne Van Ee talks the perks of walks

  • Oct 31, 2020
Roseanne walking Academy of Inquiry and Adventure Okanagan students through Kalamalka Lake Park. (Rob Buchanan photo)
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: RCMP’s pension violated job-sharing officers charter rights

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

  • Oct 30, 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)
The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) has thick pear-shaped leaves and is exceptionally easy to care for. (Jennifer Buchanan file photo)

Gardener’s Diary: Show your houseplants some love

Vernon gardening columnist turns to Farmer’s Almanac for how-to tips ahead of winter season

  • Oct 30, 2020
The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) has thick pear-shaped leaves and is exceptionally easy to care for. (Jennifer Buchanan file photo)
Elections BC sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)

COLUMN: In praise of public servants

The snap election could have gone a lot less smoothly if not for the work of Elections BC officials

Elections BC sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)
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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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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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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)