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A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

 

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

 

Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

 

The piriformis muscle is literally and figuratively a pain in the buttocks. (Contributed)

COLUMN: SPINE AND SPORT: Small muscle, big pain

The piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks, can be a huge pain

The piriformis muscle is literally and figuratively a pain in the buttocks. (Contributed)
Carrie O'Neill is the author of the Stay Curious column special to the Vernon Morning Star.

Stay Curious: There is magic in change

Vernon columnist on embracing the seasons and cycles in life

Carrie O'Neill is the author of the Stay Curious column special to the Vernon Morning Star.
The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Column: New year, same old me

The Roman Report by Zachary Roman

The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Prevention is possible and essential: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP

Mel Arnold’s column highlights need for infrastructure investments amid disasters

  • Nov 24, 2021
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Sugar Maple tree. (Contributed)

B.C. just doesn’t have proper maple trees

OPINION: The maple trees that grow here, just don’t change hues the way they do in the east

  • Oct 14, 2021
A Sugar Maple tree. (Contributed)
A procedure called dry needling can go a long way toward rebooting and improving muscle function. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Spine & Sport: On pins and needles

Physiotherapist and columnist Cheryl Witter injects knowledge of the dry needling procedure

A procedure called dry needling can go a long way toward rebooting and improving muscle function. (Contributed)
One of the trail signs with the new observation tower and lake in the background. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)

Get Outdoors! and go birdwatching in Vernon

Swan Lake is one of the most important waterfowl areas in southern B.C.

  • Sep 4, 2021
One of the trail signs with the new observation tower and lake in the background. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)
After breakfast

TAYLOR: The spirituality of soapy water

Life and Faith columnist rediscovers the beauty in mundane chores

  • Sep 2, 2021
After breakfast
The Fig owner David Scarlatescu and Wings owner Sherman Dahl respond to the province’s new proof of vaccination program which will take effect Sept. 13.
(Carole Fawcett - Contributed)

Behind the Mask: COVID-19 vaccine cards see mixed feelings from Vernon restaurants

Dining indoors, patios will require proof of vaccination as of Sept. 13

  • Sep 2, 2021
The Fig owner David Scarlatescu and Wings owner Sherman Dahl respond to the province’s new proof of vaccination program which will take effect Sept. 13.
(Carole Fawcett - Contributed)
A Gardener’s Diary columnist Jocelyne Sewell had to say goodbye to her dog, Molly.
(Jocelyne Sewell - Contributed)

A Gardener’s Diary: An unforgettable summer

Forest fires, COVID-19 pandemic and heat wave made gardening extra challenging

  • Aug 30, 2021
A Gardener’s Diary columnist Jocelyne Sewell had to say goodbye to her dog, Molly.
(Jocelyne Sewell - Contributed)
The Michaud Creek wildfire burning along Lower Arrow Lake pictured July 17. (Ashley Voykin photo)

Shouting It Out Loud: Fight wildfires by fighting climate change

Brennan Phillips is a journalist with Black Press

The Michaud Creek wildfire burning along Lower Arrow Lake pictured July 17. (Ashley Voykin photo)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Greyhound Canada announced May 13 it was closing operations permanently after more than a century of operation. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Goodbye to a never forgotten friend

Greyhound bus trips played a big role in columnist’s life

Greyhound Canada announced May 13 it was closing operations permanently after more than a century of operation. (Black Press file photo)
Lava from Kilauea volcano erupts in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP file)

Taylor: Volcanoes and other coincidences

Calendar columnist is two-for-two in volcano eruptions

  • Apr 15, 2021
Lava from Kilauea volcano erupts in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP file)
Life and faith columnist walked the walk Easter morning to the top of Spion Kop. (District of Lake Country)

Taylor: Singing to the sunrise Easter morning

Columnist walks the walk for an Easter sunrise service in the central Okanagan

  • Apr 8, 2021
Life and faith columnist walked the walk Easter morning to the top of Spion Kop. (District of Lake Country)