Columnists

Caroline McKay

COLUMN: Bring books out of hibernation for the new year

Plenty of lesser-known works from famous authors available from the library

  • Jan 15, 2021
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

Summerland mayor Toni Boot. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: A year of challenges and accomplishments

Summerland mayor Toni Boot reflects on council’s work in 2020

  • Dec 31, 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)

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)
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)
(Black Press file photo)

CHRISTMAS COLUMN: No one can steal Christmas

The Grinch didn’t like Christmas and wanted to get rid of it

  • Dec 25, 2020
(Black Press file photo)
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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
Woman allegedly steals donations from Critter Aid
The Biblical story is an important part of the tradition at Christmas. (Pixabay.com)

CHRISTMAS COLUMN: A season of Life Interrupted

This Christmas season, we pause to reflect on the hope, peace, joy, and love found in Christ

  • Dec 25, 2020
The Biblical story is an important part of the tradition at Christmas. (Pixabay.com)
This nativity scene used to be set up at the corner of South Fraser Way and Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. It will now be erected at St. James Catholic Church on Townline Road. (Black Press file photo)

CHRISTMAS COLUMN: A message of hope in a time of inconvenience

Our hope is not in religion, politics or philosophy. Rather, our hope is in a Saviour

  • Dec 25, 2020
This nativity scene used to be set up at the corner of South Fraser Way and Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. It will now be erected at St. James Catholic Church on Townline Road. (Black Press file photo)
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
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
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)
Plenty of colours are associated with the festive season. (Pixabay)

COLUMN: Colourful memories of Christmas past

Colours and foods associated with the festive season

  • Dec 16, 2020
Plenty of colours are associated with the festive season. (Pixabay)
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)
The lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Adding diversity to light holiday movies

Movie makers are becoming more inclusive with their festive season offerings

The lot behind 10109 Main St. in Summerland was transformed for the filming of The Angel Tree, a Hallmark movie which was filmed in Summerland Oct. 13 to 15. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Petitions show loss of faith in democratic process

Online petitions from third-party sources have taken aim at elected officials in Canada

Two Canadian petitions are asking to have elected officials removed from office. (Pixabay.com)
Margaret Holm

HOLM: Better Bicycle Lanes

Margaret Holm writes about solutions to global warming

  • Dec 3, 2020
Margaret Holm
Man walking in the winter downtown.

Dyer: The role of air tightness testing in energy efficiency

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

  • Dec 3, 2020
Man walking in the winter downtown.