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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

 

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

 

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
A Rogers wireless store in Toronto is shown amid a countrywide outage of the telecommunication company’s services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Shouting It Out Loud: Canada has a cartel problem

Telecomm and gas companies run legal cartels in Canada

A Rogers wireless store in Toronto is shown amid a countrywide outage of the telecommunication company’s services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
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Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

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The piriformis muscle is literally and figuratively a pain in the buttocks. (Contributed)

COLUMN: SPINE AND SPORT: Small muscle, big pain

The piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks, can be a huge pain

The piriformis muscle is literally and figuratively a pain in the buttocks. (Contributed)
Carrie O'Neill is the author of the Stay Curious column special to the Vernon Morning Star.

Stay Curious: There is magic in change

Vernon columnist on embracing the seasons and cycles in life

Carrie O'Neill is the author of the Stay Curious column special to the Vernon Morning Star.
The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Column: New year, same old me

The Roman Report by Zachary Roman

The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Prevention is possible and essential: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP

Mel Arnold’s column highlights need for infrastructure investments amid disasters

  • Nov 24, 2021
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Sugar Maple tree. (Contributed)

B.C. just doesn’t have proper maple trees

OPINION: The maple trees that grow here, just don’t change hues the way they do in the east

  • Oct 14, 2021
A Sugar Maple tree. (Contributed)
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)
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)
After breakfast

TAYLOR: The spirituality of soapy water

Life and Faith columnist rediscovers the beauty in mundane chores

  • Sep 2, 2021
After breakfast
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)
A Gardener’s Diary columnist Jocelyne Sewell had to say goodbye to her dog, Molly.
(Jocelyne Sewell - Contributed)

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)