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COLUMN: Efforts preserve and promote local agriculture

Farming will remain an important element in the region

  • Jun 4, 2020

 

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

Differing opinions can work as a strength

 

COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020

 

COLUMN: Plenty to explore right here at home

Walking every street in Summerland has been a way to discover new things about this community

COLUMN: Calming voices of leadership

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

COLUMN: The little joys of homeschooling

Challenges exist for those now teaching their children at home

  • May 2, 2020

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Susan Kootnekoff is a Kelowna barrister solicitor and a member of the B.C. and Alberta Bar

COLUMN: Stop and smell the (virtual) roses

Video game has provided a diversion during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020

COLUMN: Virtual gatherings during the pandemic

Video conferences bring friends and family together in a time of physical distancing

COLUMN: Summerland council taking stock of its finances in wake of COVID-19

Municipality must examine effect of pandemic on budget items

  • Mar 31, 2020

COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

  • Mar 30, 2020

COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

COLUMN: The challenge of growing a garden

When I was growing up, I spent countless hours in my grandparents’ huge garden

  • Mar 20, 2020

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

She died from ovarian cancer in her mid 40s soon after I was born

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto