Columnists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)

COLUMN: The freedom to make one’s voice heard

Plenty of options mean unpopular views need not be silenced

More than 150 people marched to city hall in Salmon Arm in September 2019, joining the global movement of Climate Strikes being held between Sept. 20 and 27. (File photo)

Column: Following the lead of children into 2022

Fear is no match for taking action together

Dan Albas

COLUMN: Opposition to proposed home equity tax

MP Dan Albas considers effect of proposed annual tax

  • Jan 13, 2022
Dan Albas
Warsaw Zoo photo.

COLUMN: Confessions of an elephant rider

Don’t tell me what to do, and get out of the way of my elephant before you get stepped on.

Warsaw Zoo photo.
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Determining the balance of the Employment Insurance account

Premiums could increase in 2022 and again in 2023

  • Jan 5, 2022
Dan Albas
Dan Albas
After 25 years in the meat industry Randy Gray has closed Mission Meats.

Straight from DeHart

Mission Meats closes after 25 years in business

  • Jan 5, 2022
After 25 years in the meat industry Randy Gray has closed Mission Meats.
This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Planning for a post-pandemic future

The world after COVID-19 will not be the same as it was before

This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)
A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: A too-perfect scene during the festive season

The description of a picture-perfect family setting might have been flawed

A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dan Albas

COLUMN: MPs in House of Commons worked together to pass bill

Private member’s bill on bereavement benefits required team effort

  • Dec 22, 2021
Dan Albas

Wild Sky Sisters: Capricorn season: Where exploration and freedom meet responsibility

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

  • Dec 21, 2021
Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)

Get Outdoors! And celebrate the sun

The Winter Solstice begins Dec. 21, meaning the days will be getting longer and nights shorter

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Examining the federal government’s fiscal update

A fiscal update provides an opportunity for the government to reveal our fiscal status

  • Dec 15, 2021
Dan Albas
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Barry Gerding.

Column: Facing the reality of overdose deaths

BC Coroner drug overdose death statistics for 2021 headed in wrong direction

Barry Gerding.
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Help during challenging circumstances

Earlier this week many saw the media headline “Trudeau announces Boycott of…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Dan Albas
Acres Enterprises Ltd. owner and president Jason Paige. (Contributed)

Straight from DeHart

Construction firm opens new Kelowna branch office

  • Dec 8, 2021
Acres Enterprises Ltd. owner and president Jason Paige. (Contributed)
Growing cannabis hydroponically at Habitat Craft Cannabis in Turtle Valley means there is no soil for the plant roots. (Contributed)
Growing cannabis hydroponically at Habitat Craft Cannabis in Turtle Valley means there is no soil for the plant roots. (Contributed)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)