Columnists

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

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COLUMN: Playing many roles in dreams

Some of us can remember our dreams. Sometimes.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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)
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An opinion column: What you need to know about abortion, and the 2021 vote

Fourteen of B.C.’s 17 Conservative MPs recently supported legislation that would have restricted access to abortion

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A Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

White Rock Lake wildfire: ‘This is our community,’ says Westside director

Communication the No. 1 complaint RDCO director heard from constituents

  • Sep 4, 2021
A Westside Road property impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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)
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TAYLOR: The spirituality of soapy water

Life and Faith columnist rediscovers the beauty in mundane chores

  • Sep 2, 2021
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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)
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Kootnekoff: Taking a break

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

  • Aug 31, 2021
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<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A Gardener’s Diary columnist Jocelyne Sewell had to say goodbye to her dog, Molly.
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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)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Virgo season, earth healers unite

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Aug 30, 2021
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B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

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

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)

Column: The early days of the Caravan Farm Theatre

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 21, 2021
Haying time on the Caravan Farm. (Photo courtesy of Nick Hutchinson)
Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Coffee & Pastry, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Carole Fawcett - Contributed)

Behind the Mask: Vaccinated and caffeinated

Vernon’s Ratio Coffee & Pastry quick to adapt to pandemic hurdles

  • Aug 19, 2021
Andrew McWilliam, co-owner and manager of Ratio Coffee & Pastry, was quick to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Carole Fawcett - Contributed)
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COLUMN: Make it personal!

Columnist Jim Taylor says you have to make it count before they listen

  • Aug 17, 2021
Old open book with library background
In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardian Gisele Martin shares a moment with an old growth tree. (Contributed)

TAYLOR: If the old trees could speak

We could learn something from our trees, columnist Jim Taylor says

  • Aug 12, 2021
Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardian Gisele Martin shares a moment with an old growth tree. (Contributed)