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In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: The mystery of the time-travelling tourist

Was the man in a 1943 photograph checking his smart phone?

The Bay City Rollers, 1976. Photo Wikipedia.

Bye Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye

The death of Leslie McKeown, lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, was announced without fanfare

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TAYLOR: The COVID-19 quarantine blues

A recipe for 14 days in isolation

  • Jun 10, 2021
Women make good leaders as they have natural and learned abilities that benefit workplaces. Women more naturally lean toward a cooperative, collaborative work environment rather than toward a top-down leadership model. (Pexels/Contributed)

Vernon women’s group says normalize gender parity

Need for more diverse, better model of leadership necessary for success in businesses: CFUW

Women make good leaders as they have natural and learned abilities that benefit workplaces. Women more naturally lean toward a cooperative, collaborative work environment rather than toward a top-down leadership model. (Pexels/Contributed)
One of our spectacular metallic wood-borers: the Golden Jewel Beetle Buprestis aurulenta. (Contributed)

Get Outdoors! And learn about bugs

Columnist looks at the benefits of creepy crawlers

  • Jun 4, 2021
One of our spectacular metallic wood-borers: the Golden Jewel Beetle Buprestis aurulenta. (Contributed)
Pick up a pair of Dreamers and Schemers knee-high boot socks for the horse-lover on your list. Stop by Victoria Saddlery on Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes!

TAYLOR: The purpose of symbolic acts

‘A protest sign… does no good in a corner of the basement,’ Faith and Life columnist says

  • Jun 3, 2021
Pick up a pair of Dreamers and Schemers knee-high boot socks for the horse-lover on your list. Stop by Victoria Saddlery on Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes!
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: Are school closures discriminatory?

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

  • Jun 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)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Gemini Season

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

  • Jun 2, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)

Derickson: Dark history or present reality

Westbank First Nation Chief Christopher Derickson on Kamloops Residential School discovery

  • Jun 2, 2021
WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)
Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education in School District 83, urges non-Indigenous people to take meaningful action and demand change following the confirmation of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Time for true reconciliation, true healing

Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education, urges action after residential school news

  • Jun 2, 2021
Anne Tenning, District Principal of Indigenous Education in School District 83, urges non-Indigenous people to take meaningful action and demand change following the confirmation of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An office chair sparked a serendipitous moment for columnist Carole Fawcett. (File)

BOOMER TALK: Synchronicity and me

Delightful when all the forces join together and provide a wonderfully serendipitous and synchronistic event

  • Jun 1, 2021
An office chair sparked a serendipitous moment for columnist Carole Fawcett. (File)
Sophia and Natalie DeMarco weeding at Hope Lutheran Church’s Hope Garden, which grows food for local food banks. (File photo)

A Gardener’s Diary: combatting weeds

Preventative and early intervention best way to stay ahead of weeds

  • May 28, 2021
Sophia and Natalie DeMarco weeding at Hope Lutheran Church’s Hope Garden, which grows food for local food banks. (File photo)
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: Canada’s Erin Brockovich

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

  • May 21, 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)
The Steller’s Jay eats seeds and insects, and is also fond of peanut butter and…baby birds. They are known to raid nests and are especially partial to Hummingbirds. Photo Nienke Klaver
The Stellar’s Jay eats seeds and insects, and is also fond of peanut butter and…baby birds. They are known to raid nests and are especially partial to Hummingbirds. Photo Nienke Klaver

COLUMN: Exploring the world of birds

Plenty of information is available for aspiring bird watchers

  • May 21, 2021
The Steller’s Jay eats seeds and insects, and is also fond of peanut butter and…baby birds. They are known to raid nests and are especially partial to Hummingbirds. Photo Nienke Klaver
The Stellar’s Jay eats seeds and insects, and is also fond of peanut butter and…baby birds. They are known to raid nests and are especially partial to Hummingbirds. Photo Nienke Klaver
Not every message on Facebook or on the Messenger app comes from the person whose name has been attached to it, and some statements have been wrongly attributed to celebrities and public figures. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

COLUMN: Fake accounts and wrong attributions spread misinformation

Names of celebrities have been attached to statements they didn’t make

Not every message on Facebook or on the Messenger app comes from the person whose name has been attached to it, and some statements have been wrongly attributed to celebrities and public figures. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Some health care workers in Interior Health are concerned they may bring COVID-19 home and are hoping the government will be able to provide cheap accommodations for health care workers. (Black Press File photo)

Taylor: Things aren’t always logical

We never know a transition point, until we have passed through it

  • May 20, 2021
Some health care workers in Interior Health are concerned they may bring COVID-19 home and are hoping the government will be able to provide cheap accommodations for health care workers. (Black Press File photo)
Spring cleanup is underway. Google Image.

COLUMN: Baby Boomers work ethic

‘It seems our work ethic extends to and includes our hearts as well’

  • May 16, 2021
Spring cleanup is underway. Google 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)
The spectacular Okanagan Rail Trail from Coldstream. (Linda Busch photo)

Get Outdoors! And explore North Okanagan trails

But, remember to uphold good trail etiquette

  • May 14, 2021
The spectacular Okanagan Rail Trail from Coldstream. (Linda Busch photo)