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Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In 2014, Parliament and the Canadian War Memorial were the sites of a terrorist attack. 
(Canadian Press - Sean Kilpatrick)

Shouting it out loud: It can happen here

Democracy is fragile, and we have a duty to protect it

Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)

COLUMN: Our world will not go back to normal in 2021

Attempting a return to pre-pandemic conditions would be nearly impossible

Navreet Sandu is a co-owner along with Navroop Dhillon of the new Tasty 2 for 1 pizza outlet in Glenmore. (Contributed)

Straight from DeHart

New pizza outlet offers varied menu

  • Jan 6, 2021
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)

Doctors weigh-in on second wave at Kelowna General Hospital

A group of physicians write an open letter to residents

  • Jan 5, 2021
Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo

2020 was NOT a bad year, so quit blaming it

Illness, grief and disaster have no respect for astrology

Celebrate the New Year by all means, but don’t expect it to be a reset. Black Press File Photo
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)

Dyer: Balancing variable solar and wind energy

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Dec 29, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)
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Here's a roundup of this week's headlines
Boys and Girls Clubs grateful for community's support
Fitness centres look different as pandemic continues
West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom speaks to the Greater Westside Board of Trade for the annual state of the city address on March 4. 
(Mackenzie Britton - Black Press Media)

West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom reflects on 2020

West Kelowna continues to prosper despite pandemic challenges

  • Dec 29, 2020
West Kelowna Mayor Gord Milsom speaks to the Greater Westside Board of Trade for the annual state of the city address on March 4. 
(Mackenzie Britton - Black Press Media)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

BASRAN: 2020 offered challenges, yet much to appreciate

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran offers his thoughts on the good that came amid a turbulent year

  • Dec 29, 2020
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran addresses media from the front steps of council chambers on March 23. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Peachland mayor Cindy Fortin voiced her support for Summerland mayor Toni Boot on July 27. (Mayor Cindy Fortin - Facebook)

COLUMN: Peachland met 2020 challenges head-on

“I cannot say enough about how proud everyone should be for doing their part.”

  • Dec 29, 2020
Peachland mayor Cindy Fortin voiced her support for Summerland mayor Toni Boot on July 27. (Mayor Cindy Fortin - Facebook)
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)

Okanagan man makes a difference at Christmas

Columnist Carole Fawcett shines light on Good Samaritan

  • Dec 25, 2020
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)
Central Okanagan Hospice Association wishes a Merry Christmas

All the best in 2021: Central Okanagan Hospice Association

COHA looks back on the past year

  • Dec 24, 2020
Central Okanagan Hospice Association wishes a Merry Christmas
Kelowna General Hospital on the Okanagan Lake shoreline. (Contributed)

What went right this year: KGH Foundation

The KGH Foundation reflects on 2020

  • Dec 24, 2020
Kelowna General Hospital on the Okanagan Lake shoreline. (Contributed)
Image: Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News

Local Love in uncertain times

Kahir Lalji, Executive Director of United Way SIBC reflects on the year

  • Dec 24, 2020
Image: Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News
They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020

There is no such thing as the perfect Christmas

Look for the joy in disastrous dinners and melted wax figures

They must have been ordered from a catalogue - Avon probably - in the 1950's or 60's. Photo Andrea DeMeer 2020
A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)

Giving made easy in the Okanagan

AT RANDOM: So many ways to help those less fortunate, as well as our neighbours struggling amid COVID-19

A Vernon business displays a sign designed to make you think about shopping local. (Big Sun Beachwear and Tanning)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry poses with Nisha Yunus, who has been a residential care aide with Vancouver Coastal Health for 41 years. Yunus was one of the first health-care workers in B.C. to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (BC Government photo)

COLUMN: I will take the COVID-19 vaccine

British Columbians will get their first doses this month

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry poses with Nisha Yunus, who has been a residential care aide with Vancouver Coastal Health for 41 years. Yunus was one of the first health-care workers in B.C. to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (BC Government photo)
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Would school rankings be admissible as evidence?

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Dec 11, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
Bid on an apple pie and support the Central Okanagan Food Bank this month. (Jon Adrian photo)

Straight from DeHart

Max wants you to buy her pies

  • Dec 11, 2020
Bid on an apple pie and support the Central Okanagan Food Bank this month. (Jon Adrian photo)