Politics

Candidate Pierre Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Poilievre is denouncing the "white replacement theory" that is believed to be a motive for a mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., over the weekend as "ugly and disgusting hate mongering." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Tory leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre denounces ‘white replacement theory’

Conservative interim leader: ‘‘white-replacement’ conspiracy theory is peddled by racists and bigots’

 

Citizen scientists in the Gulf Islands are worried humpback whales are being stressed by too much time with whale watching vessels. (Black Press Media file photo)

Citizen science whale observers worry humpbacks being harassed

One mother whale and her calf followed for upwards of 5 hours a day recently, says volunteer group

 

Coalition Avenir du Quebec leader Francois Legault, right, speaks to Chamber of Commerce President Michel Leblanc, in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. As Quebec’s contentious language law wends toward likely adoption this spring, the province’s business community is growing increasingly anxious about the impact on operations, from the bottom line to daily communication — or decamping entirely. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘Making monsters of each other’: Businesses fear impact of Quebec language law

Legislation would impose tougher language requirements on small businesses

 

Presidential campaign posters of French President and centrist candidate for reelection Emmanuel Macron, left, and French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in Salies de Bearn, southwestern France, Saturday, April 23, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron is facing off against far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in France’s April 24 presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

To Europe’s relief, France’s Macron wins but far-right gains

Macron’s challenger, populist Marine Le Pen, still walked away with more votes than before

Presidential campaign posters of French President and centrist candidate for reelection Emmanuel Macron, left, and French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in Salies de Bearn, southwestern France, Saturday, April 23, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron is facing off against far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in France’s April 24 presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas speaks to Greater Westside Board of Trade members on April 20, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Okanagan MP Albas and MLA Stewart talk rising inflation

‘Governments think that they know best’

Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas speaks to Greater Westside Board of Trade members on April 20, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
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MLA Merrifield and MP Albas to share Kelowna office

Albas also shares an office with Penticton Liberal MLA Dan Ashton

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Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray to co-chair Poilievre leadership campaign

Leslyn Lewis, Roman Baber, and Jean Charest have also declared they are running

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Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Conservative MPs urge party to unify around O’Toole as others question his leadership

Petition for leadership review that garnered around 2,300 signatures dismissed by party president

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Banned from Kelowna Pride events, MP refuses to apologize for conversion therapy vote

Kelowna Pride has banned Tracy Gray from participating after her vote against conversion therapy ban

Conservative MP Tracy Gray rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Terrace’s 1st Indigenous councillor resigns citing ‘systemic and internalized racism,’ sexism

McCallum-Miller said in a Facebook post she felt unheard and unsupported by council

Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosted its first in a series of town halls Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Chamber photo)

Town hall focuses on Vernon’s economic recovery

A trio of politicians discussed how the city and province can bounce back from COVID-19

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosted its first in a series of town halls Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Chamber photo)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., leaves the House floor during a vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from committee assignments over her extremist views, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Politics, meet PlayStation: how 2020 ushered in the era of campaign videogaming

Video games, already a US$150-billion colossus, represent an untapped resource

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., leaves the House floor during a vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from committee assignments over her extremist views, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)

Human rights win in rainbow flag fight cost B.C. city $62,000

“Lengthy and involved” process provoked by complaint

A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Erin O’Toole speaks in Toronto on Thursday, June 18, 2020. O’Toole was chosen as the party’s leader on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)

Robert Trump, U.S. president’s younger brother, dead at 71

‘He was not just my brother, he was my best friend’

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins then real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File)
Penticton resident Jennifer Jules’ first memory, in 1977, at five years old, is of racism. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

‘I do this for my children,’ hundreds gather in Penticton in support of ending racism

Black, Indigenous, Asian, Indian, Metis, Spanish, many spoke of their experiences with racism

Penticton resident Jennifer Jules’ first memory, in 1977, at five years old, is of racism. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)

COLUMN: Calming voices of leadership

During a time of crisis, leaders set the tone for the public

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (CPAC)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Expat Americans in Canada gear up to weigh in on Democratic primary race

Canada is home to the biggest proportion of Americans living abroad

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier, left, will be speaking at Eatology on March 2 at 7:30 a.m. at an event organized by the Greater Vernon Chamber. Registration is open online. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Federal minister to speak in North Okanagan

Greater Vernon Chamber welcomes middle class prosperity minister to talk money

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance Mona Fortier, left, will be speaking at Eatology on March 2 at 7:30 a.m. at an event organized by the Greater Vernon Chamber. Registration is open online. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)