Columnists

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: B.C. ESA vaccine amendments

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

  • Apr 19, 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)
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)
Naloxone

Op/Ed: Interior Health CEO speaks on five years of strides and challenges in overdose crisis

In 2020, close to 4,000 people across IH had access to opioid medications

  • Apr 14, 2021
Naloxone
The author of the Captain Underpants books is working to withdraw one of the children’s books from the shelves and from school libraries. (DreamWorks Animation)

COLUMN: Underpants and a time for a change

An author has chosen to withdraw one of his children’s books from further publication

The author of the Captain Underpants books is working to withdraw one of the children’s books from the shelves and from school libraries. (DreamWorks Animation)
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)
A scenic view from the unfinished rail trail. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Many potential benefits to Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

By Jim Cooperman Contributor The Shuswap is poised to reap substantial benefits…

  • Apr 7, 2021
A scenic view from the unfinished rail trail. (Jim Cooperman photo)
https://www.instagram.com/wildskysisters/

Wild Sky Sisters: The start of an astrological new year

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

  • Apr 6, 2021
https://www.instagram.com/wildskysisters/
Volunteers plant native trees along Dungeness River in February 2018. Photo by Charles Espey

Vernon group planting trees for a better world

SENS hosting tree giveaway at Natures Fare

  • Apr 2, 2021
Volunteers plant native trees along Dungeness River in February 2018. Photo by Charles Espey
Steam shovel and men with horse-drawn scrapers digging the Grey Canal around 1910. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

Get Outdoors! And explore the historical Grey Canal Trails

Outdoors enthusiast turns the clock back on the popular trail surrounding Vernon, Coldstream

  • Apr 1, 2021
Steam shovel and men with horse-drawn scrapers digging the Grey Canal around 1910. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Wouldn’t that be a nice fix? (file)

Boomer Talk: Do you have a boomer brain?

Feeling forgetful? This could be why

  • Apr 1, 2021
Wouldn’t that be a nice fix? (file)
Interior Health is providing COVID-19 vaccines to adults in small communities in the West Boundary. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)

TAYLOR: Who gets protection last?

Life and Faith columnists examines the order COVID-19 vaccinations are distributed

  • Apr 1, 2021
Interior Health is providing COVID-19 vaccines to adults in small communities in the West Boundary. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media file)
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: Can employers require employees to vaccinate for COVID-19?

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

  • Mar 29, 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 knee, writes Vernon physiotherapist Cheryl Witter, is the lower body’s answer to the ‘middle child.’ (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: Oh knee, oh my

Physio columnist suggests the knee is like the ‘middle child’ of the lower body

The knee, writes Vernon physiotherapist Cheryl Witter, is the lower body’s answer to the ‘middle child.’ (Photo submitted)
(Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Coping with 1,116 pages of the democratic process

Lengthy agenda packages are a sign of government transparency

(Pixabay.com)
Cleaning with spray detergent

COLUMN: Spark your joy with a clean and clutter-free home

Experts offer advice for effective spring cleaning

  • Mar 28, 2021
Cleaning with spray detergent
Lake Country columnist Jim Taylor provides other options to the Lord’s Prayer. (Contributed)

Taylor: Three alternative prayers

Lake Country columnist provides other options to the Lord’s Prayer

  • Mar 25, 2021
Lake Country columnist Jim Taylor provides other options to the Lord’s Prayer. (Contributed)
In the final leg of this pandemic race, as we await vaccinations, it’s a good time to reflect on the maybe not-so-obvious silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis. (Francisco Seco/AP photo )

COLUMN: Yes, there’s a silver lining to the pandemic

At the risk of drawing ire, it’s a good time to consider an important lesson from COVID-19

In the final leg of this pandemic race, as we await vaccinations, it’s a good time to reflect on the maybe not-so-obvious silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis. (Francisco Seco/AP photo )
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In 2014, Parliament and the Canadian War Memorial were the sites of a terrorist attack.
(Canadian Press - Sean Kilpatrick)
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In 2014, Parliament and the Canadian War Memorial were the sites of a terrorist attack.
(Canadian Press - Sean Kilpatrick)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

GERDING: Climate change losing proposition for Conservatives

Barry Gerding is the senior regional editor for Black Press in the Okanagan

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A view of Revelstoke. (North Columbia Environmental Society)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: The housing market is changing Revelstoke

How many people do you know who have left because they can’t afford to buy a house?

A view of Revelstoke. (North Columbia Environmental Society)