Columnists

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)
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Helicopter training at Kin Beach in Vernon
Apartment flooded
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu's Diwali message
Coldstream remembers
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
Cartoon by Kristy Dyer

Dyer: The joy of municipal composting

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

  • Jun 15, 2020
Cartoon by Kristy Dyer
Local Lizzie: A letter to the broken-hearted girl trying to find joy

Local Lizzie: A letter to the broken-hearted girl trying to find joy

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

  • Jun 15, 2020
Local Lizzie: A letter to the broken-hearted girl trying to find joy
Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada

Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses police brutality, discrimination and accountability in Canada

  • Jun 15, 2020
Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: Our pre-pandemic world will not return

After some of the changes I’ve been seeing, I don’t want life to go back to the way it was earlier

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: A message to the resilient, innovative, storytellin’ Class of 2020

The upheavals you’ve experienced has given you inner strength, even if you don’t yet realize it

  • Jun 12, 2020
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

  • Jun 11, 2020
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)
Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1981 spray paints their names on Suicide Hill on 30th Avenue on June 27. (Submitted)

Mitchell’s Musings: On the road to reviving grad tradition

Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks at the once popular event of tagging Suicide Hill in Vernon

  • Jun 11, 2020
Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1981 spray paints their names on Suicide Hill on 30th Avenue on June 27. (Submitted)
Heaton Place resident relations coordinator Carrie O’Neill said the residents are fortunate to have an in-house doctor. (File)

Armstrong retirement community fortunate to have in-house doctor

Columnist Carrie O’Neill shares Dr. America’s story since joining Heaton Place community

  • Jun 10, 2020
Heaton Place resident relations coordinator Carrie O’Neill said the residents are fortunate to have an in-house doctor. (File)
Dyer: Buying a tankless water heater

Dyer: Buying a tankless water heater

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

  • Jun 9, 2020
Dyer: Buying a tankless water heater
Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology

Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses the possibility big brother might be watching you

  • Jun 9, 2020
Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology
Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Measures needed for agricultural sector

Provincial decisions are affecting farming and farmland

Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)
An aerial photo of Kalamalka Lake on a sunny day. (Debbie Clarke photo)

Get Outdoors! Our lake of many colours

Take a look at what’s behind Kalamalka Lake’s colours

  • Jun 5, 2020
An aerial photo of Kalamalka Lake on a sunny day. (Debbie Clarke photo)
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Efforts preserve and promote local agriculture

Farming will remain an important element in the region

  • Jun 4, 2020
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, more than two miles below the ocean’s surface and about 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Photo contributed.

Titanic fails to successfully cross Atlantic a second time

I can hold her in my two hands. She is tiny and…

The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in 1985, more than two miles below the ocean’s surface and about 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Photo contributed.
HERGOTT: Can you get money back if COVID-19 disrupts plans?

HERGOTT: Can you get money back if COVID-19 disrupts plans?

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

  • Jun 2, 2020
HERGOTT: Can you get money back if COVID-19 disrupts plans?
Dyer: I left my heart in the desert

Dyer: I left my heart in the desert

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

  • Jun 1, 2020
Dyer: I left my heart in the desert