Opinion

This view has always been stunning. It’s the southwestern view of the Okanagan Landing and Okanagan Lake, a photo taken on an unknown date. 
(Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #2427)

Vernon history in pictures

A view of a lake and the Landing

This view has always been stunning. It’s the southwestern view of the Okanagan Landing and Okanagan Lake, a photo taken on an unknown date. 
(Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #2427)
Last March, a group called Hearts of Okanagan started with the idea of putting up hearts in our windows in an effort to show we are in this together even though we were isolated at home at the time. Painted rocks started showing up all over the community with messages of hope. (Facebook)

COLUMN: We have lost so much in the last year, but hopefully not our hope

It might be at the fringes of our hearts right now, but hope is there

Last March, a group called Hearts of Okanagan started with the idea of putting up hearts in our windows in an effort to show we are in this together even though we were isolated at home at the time. Painted rocks started showing up all over the community with messages of hope. (Facebook)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
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: Royal Dismissal

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

  • Mar 8, 2021
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)
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LETTER: Stop torture of horses

Summerland woman calls for the end of shipping of live horses to Japan

  • Mar 8, 2021
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Masks are required in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: Heightened tension over face masks

Incidents of anger and conflicts over mandated masks happening too frequently

  • Mar 3, 2021
Masks are required in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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: Landmark Human Rights Decision: Francis v. BC Ministry of Justice

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

  • Mar 2, 2021
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)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
The Okanagan High Rim Trail officially opened in April 1994. Pictured are Western Canada Wilderness Committee volunteers Bruce Sumner and Jean Elmer. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #14932)

Vernon history in pictures

A look at the opening of a trail running from Vernon to Kelowna

The Okanagan High Rim Trail officially opened in April 1994. Pictured are Western Canada Wilderness Committee volunteers Bruce Sumner and Jean Elmer. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #14932)
(Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)

OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
(Northern Vancouver Island Tourism/Steven Fines)
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LETTER: Options available for medical care

Telephone and online methods allow people to contact doctors

  • Feb 26, 2021
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EDITORIAL: The freedom to read

Books have been challenged many times in the past

  • Feb 24, 2021
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Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)

Opinion: Vernon-Monashee MLA in support of housing

All types of housing necessary for people, says MLA Harwinder Sandhu

  • Feb 23, 2021
Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)
Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott performs at the Vernon Civic Arena in 1949. Scott won Olympic gold in ladies singles at the 1948 Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the first and only Canadian woman to do so. Scott also won two World Championships and four Canadian titles in her illustrious career. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo 576)

Vernon History in Pictures

Olympic champions grace Vernon Civic Arena ice in 1940s and 1990s

Canadian figure skater Barbara Ann Scott performs at the Vernon Civic Arena in 1949. Scott won Olympic gold in ladies singles at the 1948 Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the first and only Canadian woman to do so. Scott also won two World Championships and four Canadian titles in her illustrious career. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo 576)
If it’s a struggle to put your socks on, Vernon physiotherapist and Black Press columnist Cheryl Witter has suggestions for you. (Morning Star photo illustration)

COLUMN: Sock it to me

Vernon physio Cheryl Witter has tips if you have issues putting socks on

If it’s a struggle to put your socks on, Vernon physiotherapist and Black Press columnist Cheryl Witter has suggestions for you. (Morning Star photo illustration)
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COLUMN: Growing efforts to moderate social media platforms

Major platforms are now paying closer attention to the content posted to their sites

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(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions continue

Preventing a new outbreak is far easier than coping with an increase in the number of new cases

  • Feb 18, 2021
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Taylor: Trying to see the road ahead

Driving to town the other day, I ran into a patch of…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)