Opinion

Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the destruction from wildfires

Active wildfire season is a challenge throughout British Columbia

  • Jul 29, 2021
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

A screenshot of a video that shows Kelowna man Bruce Orydzuk uttering racist insults to a security guard outside of the Trinity Church COVID-19 immunization clinic on July 13.

Vernon MLA: Racism is a lived reality for too many

Harwinder Sandhu speaks up after Sikh security officer verbally attacked in Kelowna

  • Jul 31, 2021
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Wild Sky Sisters: Cosmic Unconditional Love

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

  • Jul 23, 2021
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(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Vernon Lawn Bowling Club played host to the B.C. Interior Lawn Bowling Association annual tournament July 1 to 4, 1952. The club celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #4127)

Vernon history in pictures

Lawn bowling has been part of Vernon’s history for more than 100 years

The Vernon Lawn Bowling Club played host to the B.C. Interior Lawn Bowling Association annual tournament July 1 to 4, 1952. The club celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo #4127)
The plantar fascia muscle in your foot will let you know when it’s being overused. And when it does, you should listen to it. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Spine & Sport: Foot loose

Physiotherapist Cheryl Witter looks at the foot’s plantar fascia muscle, which tends to get really busy when the weather turns nice

The plantar fascia muscle in your foot will let you know when it’s being overused. And when it does, you should listen to it. (Contributed)
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: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

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

  • Jul 6, 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)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A time for solemn reflection

This year, set aside some time to think about the highest values we embrace as Canadians

  • Jul 1, 2021
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Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)

COLUMN: I didn’t win the Lotto Max jackpot

Would life really be better with an additional $70 million?

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)

EDITORIAL: Lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions welcomed

British Columbians no longer need to ask if they are taking a trip for the right reasons

  • Jun 24, 2021
The MV Sealth sails from Orcas to Shaw Island on the afternoon of Jan. 27, 2021. (Mandi Johnson/staff photo)
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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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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: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

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

  • Jun 22, 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)
(Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Curtailing attempts at scams

The true total of losses from all scams and frauds could be much higher than the figures on file

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Wild Sky Sisters: Cancer Season

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

  • Jun 21, 2021
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Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A glimpse into the art of drag

Within the art of drag, there are different niches and genres

  • Jun 16, 2021
Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)
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?

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)