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COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

Differing opinions can work as a strength

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement
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COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020
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There are plenty of streets to explore in communities around the province. This view, from the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, shows a portion of the lakefront area in that community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Plenty to explore right here at home

Walking every street in Summerland has been a way to discover new things about this community

There are plenty of streets to explore in communities around the province. This view, from the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, shows a portion of the lakefront area in that community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)

COLUMN: Calming voices of leadership

During a time of crisis, leaders set the tone for the public

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)
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COLUMN: The little joys of homeschooling

Challenges exist for those now teaching their children at home

  • May 2, 2020
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Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Susan Kootnekoff is a Kelowna barrister solicitor and a member of the B.C. and Alberta Bar

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?
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COLUMN: Stop and smell the (virtual) roses

Video game has provided a diversion during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020
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COLUMN: Virtual gatherings during the pandemic

Video conferences bring friends and family together in a time of physical distancing

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COLUMN: Summerland council taking stock of its finances in wake of COVID-19

Municipality must examine effect of pandemic on budget items

  • Mar 31, 2020
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COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

  • Mar 30, 2020
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COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020
COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic
Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria
Visitors can find decor, tools and advice at the Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show in May.

COLUMN: The challenge of growing a garden

When I was growing up, I spent countless hours in my grandparents’ huge garden

  • Mar 20, 2020
Visitors can find decor, tools and advice at the Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show in May.
Mom had style. (Submitted)

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

She died from ovarian cancer in her mid 40s soon after I was born

Mom had style. (Submitted)
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson
Columnist Glenn Mitchell pitches the City of Vernon rebrands itself to ‘Kalamalka’. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Rebranding Vernon for the new millennium

Columnist Glenn Mitchell tosses around a few name change suggestions to modernize city name

  • Jan 31, 2020
Columnist Glenn Mitchell pitches the City of Vernon rebrands itself to ‘Kalamalka’. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)