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Kootnekoff: Supreme Court of Canada rules clause in Uber’s contract is invalid

Kootnekoff: Supreme Court of Canada rules clause in Uber’s contract is invalid

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

  • Jul 9, 2020
Kootnekoff: Supreme Court of Canada rules clause in Uber’s contract is invalid
Boomer Talk: Vernon homeless outreach team and COVID-19

Boomer Talk: Vernon homeless outreach team and COVID-19

Columnist Carole Fawcett catches up with two generous women going above and beyond to support the community

  • Jul 7, 2020
Boomer Talk: Vernon homeless outreach team and COVID-19
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
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Helicopter training at Kin Beach in Vernon
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Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu's Diwali message
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Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2

Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses British Columbia’s only French language school board

  • Jul 3, 2020
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2
Laksa whipped up by Black Press Media’s newest columnist Andrew Levangie. Image: Instagram.

Not a chef: Cooking in COVID

Okanagan resident Andrew Levangie writes a new food column for Black Press Media

  • Jul 3, 2020
Laksa whipped up by Black Press Media’s newest columnist Andrew Levangie. Image: Instagram.
HERGOTT: The right to resist unlawful arrest

HERGOTT: The right to resist unlawful arrest

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

  • Jul 2, 2020
HERGOTT: The right to resist unlawful arrest
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)

COLUMN: Library branch presents Virtual Film Club

Summerland branch of Okanagan Regional Library to show next film on July 10

  • Jul 2, 2020
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)
Arthur Barnes waves flags in celebration of Canada Day. Though this year there is no formal event planned, Sooke residents still find small ways to celebrate. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

Mitchell’s Musings: Happy birthday to our neighbours, and us too

During a week that we celebrate Canada Day above the 49th parallel…

  • Jul 2, 2020
Arthur Barnes waves flags in celebration of Canada Day. Though this year there is no formal event planned, Sooke residents still find small ways to celebrate. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
BX Ranch Trail – East Vernon Road Entrance. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society)

Exploring the BX Ranch Trail near Vernon

There’s a new trail in town waiting for you to check out!…

  • Jul 1, 2020
BX Ranch Trail – East Vernon Road Entrance. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society)
A rattlesnake tastes scents in the air instead of smelling. (Andrew Nydam - Contributed)

Get Outdoors! and learn about rattlesnakes

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee provides information about rattlesnakes in the North Okanagan

  • Jun 30, 2020
A rattlesnake tastes scents in the air instead of smelling. (Andrew Nydam - Contributed)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)

Mitchell’s Musings: Leading the way through a pandemic

Columnist Glenn Mitchell sings Dr. Bonnie Henry’s praises in his latest Musings

  • Jun 25, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)
People gather at Kin Beach to watch the Canada Day fireworks Saturday, July 1, 2017. Despite strong winds that night, the display went off without a hitch. 
(Parker Crook - Morning Star file photo)

COLUMN: A Canada Day to remember

COVID-19 has stopped summer plans in their tracks as we hunker down…

People gather at Kin Beach to watch the Canada Day fireworks Saturday, July 1, 2017. Despite strong winds that night, the display went off without a hitch. 
(Parker Crook - Morning Star file photo)
Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Graduation during the time of COVID-19

This year, the traditional graduation ceremonies could not proceed

Summerland Secondary School principal Alan Stel presented high school diplomas during a series of small ceremonies. A full video of the graduation events will be available on the Summerland Review website on June 26 in the evening. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Cartoon by Kristy Dyer

Dyer: The road we didn’t take

Kristy Dyer is a columnist for Black Press Media who writes about the environment

  • Jun 23, 2020
Cartoon by Kristy Dyer
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights

Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses British Columbia’s only French language school board

  • Jun 23, 2020
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights
HERGOTT: Police officer order to pay out victim after arrest

HERGOTT: Police officer order to pay out victim after arrest

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

  • Jun 23, 2020
HERGOTT: Police officer order to pay out victim after arrest
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell provides ins-and-outs of fertilizer and compost tea. (File photo)

A Gardener’s Diary: Offer plants a cup of compost tea

As I write this, it is still raining. The rain barrels are…

  • Jun 20, 2020
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell provides ins-and-outs of fertilizer and compost tea. (File photo)
HAWTHORNE: Social motivation

HAWTHORNE: Social motivation

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne asks, if we know what to do, then why don’t we do it?

  • Jun 19, 2020
HAWTHORNE: Social motivation
Records are back, or so it seems, says Black Press columnist Glenn Mitchell. (Ben Hohenstatt photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Vinyl is back and even cooler this time around

Columnist Glenn Mitchell takes a spin around the revolving music industry and its tech

  • Jun 19, 2020
Records are back, or so it seems, says Black Press columnist Glenn Mitchell. (Ben Hohenstatt photo)
Column: Old-growth forests threatened, locally and provincially

Column: Old-growth forests threatened, locally and provincially

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jun 17, 2020
Column: Old-growth forests threatened, locally and provincially