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Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2

Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses British Columbia’s only French language school board

  • Jul 3, 2020
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights, Part 2
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)

COLUMN: Library branch presents Virtual Film Club

Summerland branch of Okanagan Regional Library to show next film on July 10

  • Jul 2, 2020
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights

Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses British Columbia’s only French language school board

  • Jun 23, 2020
Kootnekoff: B.C. Violated French Education Rights
Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada

Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses police brutality, discrimination and accountability in Canada

  • Jun 15, 2020
Kootnekoff: Police brutality in Canada
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: Our pre-pandemic world will not return

After some of the changes I’ve been seeing, I don’t want life to go back to the way it was earlier

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)

COLUMN: A message to the resilient, innovative, storytellin’ Class of 2020

The upheavals you’ve experienced has given you inner strength, even if you don’t yet realize it

  • Jun 12, 2020
This year’s graduating students will not have a traditional graduation experience. (Stock photo)
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

  • Jun 11, 2020
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)
Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology

Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology

Lawyer Susan Kootnekoff discusses the possibility big brother might be watching you

  • Jun 9, 2020
Kootnekoff: Facial Recognition Technology
Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Measures needed for agricultural sector

Provincial decisions are affecting farming and farmland

Fruit farming, including this orchard in Summerland, is a significant part of the British Columbia economy. (Summerland Review file photo)
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Efforts preserve and promote local agriculture

Farming will remain an important element in the region

  • Jun 4, 2020
Hubert Pomerleau picks Red Delicious apples from an orchard in Summerland in this 2016 photo. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fruit growers throughout British Columbia will face additional challenges. (Summerland Review file photo)
COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

Differing opinions can work as a strength

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement
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COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020
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There are plenty of streets to explore in communities around the province. This view, from the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, shows a portion of the lakefront area in that community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Plenty to explore right here at home

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

There are plenty of streets to explore in communities around the province. This view, from the top of Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, shows a portion of the lakefront area in that community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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)
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COLUMN: The little joys of homeschooling

Challenges exist for those now teaching their children at home

  • May 2, 2020
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Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

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

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?
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COLUMN: Stop and smell the (virtual) roses

Video game has provided a diversion during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020
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COLUMN: Virtual gatherings during the pandemic

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

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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
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COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

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

  • Mar 30, 2020
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