Columnists

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)
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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
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
People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19

Recently returned Vernon student shares insights of adventures in Brazil and her back to school plan

  • Sep 5, 2020
COLUMN: Student exchange in the time of COVID-19
COLUMN: Mitchell’s Musings: Unmasking a new social phenomenon

COLUMN: Mitchell’s Musings: Unmasking a new social phenomenon

Waiting in the bank looks a bit different in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Sep 3, 2020
COLUMN: Mitchell’s Musings: Unmasking a new social phenomenon
COLUMN: Out of disorder, a new order

COLUMN: Out of disorder, a new order

Columnist Jim Taylor just celebrated his 84th birthday

  • Sep 3, 2020
COLUMN: Out of disorder, a new order

Mitchell’s Musings: Unmasking a new social phenomenon

Waiting in the bank looks a bit different in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Sep 3, 2020
Ethel Thomas, a Splatsin Elder of the Shuswap Nation, is the September Community Champion by Respect Works Here. (Contributed)

Community Champion: Ethel Thomas teaches respect without judgment

A Residential School survivor, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Splatsin Elder teaches respect

  • Sep 2, 2020
Ethel Thomas, a Splatsin Elder of the Shuswap Nation, is the September Community Champion by Respect Works Here. (Contributed)
(Photo: flickr.com/photos/jhandbell)

COLUMN: Rediscovering the joy of snail mail

My children reacquainted themselves with pen pals as well as sending artwork to Grandma and Grandpa

  • Sep 2, 2020
(Photo: flickr.com/photos/jhandbell)
Don’t miss the awesome Kokanee spawning run on Coldstream Creek. (Roseanne Van Ee photos)

Get Outdoors!: Behold! Migration season is upon us in North Okanagan

Outdoors columnist Roseanne Van Ee presents ample opportunity to commune with nature this autumn

  • Sep 1, 2020
Don’t miss the awesome Kokanee spawning run on Coldstream Creek. (Roseanne Van Ee photos)
Local Lizzie: Fashion ideas for that awkward in-between summer and fall weather

Local Lizzie: Fashion ideas for that awkward in-between summer and fall weather

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

  • Aug 31, 2020
Local Lizzie: Fashion ideas for that awkward in-between summer and fall weather
Dyer: Electricity demand and the duck curve

Dyer: Electricity demand and the duck curve

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

  • Aug 28, 2020
Dyer: Electricity demand and the duck curve
Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

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

  • Aug 28, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation
A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)

COLUMN: International politics gets in the way of a good night’s sleep

Survey suggests one in four British Columbians is awake at night because of U.S. politics

A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)