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A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress met to certify the 2020 presidential election results. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Taylor: Misguided mentality of a mob

Lake Country Calendar columnist examines U.S. Capitol riots from religious lens

  • Jan 14, 2021
Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)

COLUMN: Our world will not go back to normal in 2021

Attempting a return to pre-pandemic conditions would be nearly impossible

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is a favourite with nordic skiers. With more than 100 kilometres of combined trails in Vernon, no wonder it’s considered one of BC’s best places for cross-country skiing! Photo courtesy Tourism Vernon.

Taylor: All by myself on the ski trail

After Christmas, I went up the mountain for some cross-country skiing. By…

  • Jan 7, 2021
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Doctors weigh-in on second wave at Kelowna General Hospital

A group of physicians write an open letter to residents

  • Jan 5, 2021
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
Silver Star’s snow and valley inversion at sunset. Eventually, that snow turns into water. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)

Get Outdoors! And protect our snow

Snow is an important part of our ecosystem says outdoor enthusiast

  • Jan 4, 2021
Silver Star’s snow and valley inversion at sunset. Eventually, that snow turns into water. (Roseanne Van Ee photo)
Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo

2020 was NOT a bad year, so quit blaming it

Illness, grief and disaster have no respect for astrology

Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo
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Here's a roundup of this week's headlines
Boys and Girls Clubs grateful for community's support
Fitness centres look different as pandemic continues
Woman allegedly steals donations from Critter Aid
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)

Dyer: Balancing variable solar and wind energy

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Dec 29, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)

Okanagan man makes a difference at Christmas

Columnist Carole Fawcett shines light on Good Samaritan

  • Dec 25, 2020
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)
They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020

There is no such thing as the perfect Christmas

Look for the joy in disastrous dinners and melted wax figures

They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020
A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)

Giving made easy in Vernon

AT RANDOM: So many ways to help those less fortunate, as well as our neighbours struggling amid COVID-19

A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)
MP Tracy Gray

MP Tracy Gray: The spirit of Kelowna-Lake Country

The Kelowna- Lake Country MP in your service report

  • Dec 21, 2020
MP Tracy Gray
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry poses with Nisha Yunus, who has been a residential care aide with Vancouver Coastal Health for 41 years. Yunus was one of the first health-care workers in B.C. to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (BC Government photo)

COLUMN: I will take the COVID-19 vaccine

British Columbians will get their first doses this month

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry poses with Nisha Yunus, who has been a residential care aide with Vancouver Coastal Health for 41 years. Yunus was one of the first health-care workers in B.C. to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (BC Government photo)
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Sayuri Koyama moved from China to Japan to the Okanagan. (Carrie O’Neill - Heaton Place)

Language barriers can’t stop Armstrong senior from shining

Heaton Place resident shares story of how she moved from China to Japan to the Okanagan

  • Dec 12, 2020
Sayuri Koyama moved from China to Japan to the Okanagan. (Carrie O’Neill - Heaton Place)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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: Would school rankings be admissible as evidence?

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

  • Dec 11, 2020
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 lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Adding diversity to light holiday movies

Movie makers are becoming more inclusive with their festive season offerings

The lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Petitions show loss of faith in democratic process

Online petitions from third-party sources have taken aim at elected officials in Canada

Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)
Margaret Holm

HOLM: Better Bicycle Lanes

Margaret Holm writes about solutions to global warming

  • Dec 3, 2020
Margaret Holm
Man walking in the winter downtown.

Dyer: The role of air tightness testing in energy efficiency

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Dec 3, 2020
Man walking in the winter downtown.