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Erin O’Toole is the new leader of the federal Conservative party. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Mitchell’s Musings: O’Toole steps up and into the spotlight

His name is Erin O’Toole and he is the new leader of…

  • Aug 27, 2020
Erin O’Toole is the new leader of the federal Conservative party. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Black henbane, a Shuswap botanical phenomena

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 27, 2020
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Tomato rot isn’t the end of the line for these fruits. Columnist Jocelyne Sewell has some tips on how to salvage them in August’s edition of A Gardener’s Diary. (Jocelyne Sewell photo)

Gardener’s Diary: Tomato rot not the end of the world

Try these recipes to salvage those tomatoes suffering from spoiling

  • Aug 22, 2020
Tomato rot isn’t the end of the line for these fruits. Columnist Jocelyne Sewell has some tips on how to salvage them in August’s edition of A Gardener’s Diary. (Jocelyne Sewell photo)
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CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Mitchell’s Musings: When you mix a heatwave and a pandemic

Too many questions sparked by COVID-19 amidst a heat wave for this columnist

  • Aug 20, 2020
CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Workplace design: Who do you really want to be?

Workplace design: Who do you really want to be?

Columnist Jules Galloway is the founder/owner of Evolve Design| Build

  • Aug 17, 2020
Workplace design: Who do you really want to be?
Dyer:The BC Step Code

Dyer:The BC Step Code

Research indicates Canada could replace 100% of power from dams with solar, using only 13% of the land

  • Aug 17, 2020
Dyer:The BC Step Code
Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld

Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld

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

  • Aug 17, 2020
Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

Life and Faith column by Jim Taylor

  • Aug 13, 2020
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?
The federal government is planning to roll out a new contact tracing app for smart phones. At present, this app is only set up for Ontario. (Pexels photo)

COLUMN: Using technology to slow the spread of COVID-19

A newly developed national app has the potential to help in the fight against the pandemic

The federal government is planning to roll out a new contact tracing app for smart phones. At present, this app is only set up for Ontario. (Pexels photo)
Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks to set the record straight 43 years later in this week’s Mitchell’s Musings.                                 (Graham Hughes/CP photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Setting the record straight, eventually

Do you remember arguments as a kid over stupid stuff like –…

  • Aug 13, 2020
Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks to set the record straight 43 years later in this week’s Mitchell’s Musings.                                 (Graham Hughes/CP photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COLUMN: Listen to those who know about COVID-19

Accurate information is essential when understanding the pandemic

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry listens during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A security guard peers out from behind NHL branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto’s Royal York hotel on Sunday, July 26, which is acting as the “bubble” ahead of the return of the league’s season following disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Young/CP photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Hockey’s comeback begins in earnest in August

Sports is back. Well, at least sports in a bubble is back.…

  • Aug 6, 2020
A security guard peers out from behind NHL branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto’s Royal York hotel on Sunday, July 26, which is acting as the “bubble” ahead of the return of the league’s season following disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Young/CP photo)
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Workplace design: Are you grown up enough to work from home?

Workplace design: Are you grown up enough to work from home?

Columnist Jules Galloway is the founder/owner of Evolve Design| Build

  • Aug 5, 2020
Workplace design: Are you grown up enough to work from home?
Kootnekoff: CEWS expanded and extended

Kootnekoff: CEWS expanded and extended

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

  • Aug 5, 2020
Kootnekoff: CEWS expanded and extended
Dyer: Replacing dam and solar power

Dyer: Replacing dam and solar power

Research indicates Canada could replace 100% of power from dams with solar, using only 13% of the land

  • Aug 5, 2020
Dyer: Replacing dam and solar power
Rattlesnakes prefer to warn you to back off and let them get away. (Andrew Nydam photo)

Get Outdoors!: Rattlesnakes Are Fascinating! Part 2

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

  • Aug 4, 2020
Rattlesnakes prefer to warn you to back off and let them get away. (Andrew Nydam photo)
Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Bringing British Columbia’s stories to the screen

The movies are often American stories, with B.C. communities serving as stand-ins for U.S. locations

Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Medium is the message, once again

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Medium is the message, once again

Former newspaper editor reflects on the changes in media

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Medium is the message, once again
This 1953 advertisement features a woman wearing red lipstick and looking at the reader while holding a Del Monte ketchup bottle with the appearance of being about to open it. The tagline directly below it is, “You mean a woman can open it?” with the word woman underlined. The first sentence of the article it accompanied stated, “Easily—without a knife blade, a bottle opener, or even a husband!” - Wikipedia

Sexist images hurt, like racist symbols, but fewer people care

There are a lot of bad isms in the world. We’re witnessing…

This 1953 advertisement features a woman wearing red lipstick and looking at the reader while holding a Del Monte ketchup bottle with the appearance of being about to open it. The tagline directly below it is, “You mean a woman can open it?” with the word woman underlined. The first sentence of the article it accompanied stated, “Easily—without a knife blade, a bottle opener, or even a husband!” - Wikipedia