Opinion

Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
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LETTER: Retailers not to blame for self checkouts

Increased minimum wage, higher taxes affect businesses

  • Aug 19, 2021
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Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Consider candidates as election approaches

Selecting one’s preferred candidate can be a challenge

  • Aug 19, 2021
Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)
Crews took advantage of favourable winds on Aug. 6 to successfully complete a 300 hectare planned ignition along the northeast flank of the Thomas Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)

LETTER: Education needed on climate change

Teachers now need to become the purveyors of knowledge about our climate

  • Aug 18, 2021
Crews took advantage of favourable winds on Aug. 6 to successfully complete a 300 hectare planned ignition along the northeast flank of the Thomas Creek fire. (BC Wildfire)
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LETTER: Changes needed during climate crisis

Just Transition plan would create a better world

  • Aug 12, 2021
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In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Listening to concerns from the public

MP Dan Albas has been hearing from constituents

  • Aug 11, 2021
Dan Albas
(Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Uncomfortable conversations about pay increases

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board considering a pay raise

  • Aug 10, 2021
(Stock photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Anticipating a federal election call

Rumours of a summer election are circulating

  • Aug 9, 2021
Dan Albas
John Arendt, Sr.

COLUMN: When one life touches many others

He cared about the people around him, and as a result, he made a difference in the lives of many

John Arendt, Sr.
Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the destruction from wildfires

Active wildfire season is a challenge throughout British Columbia

  • Jul 29, 2021
Nk’Mip fire is over 6,800 ha and caused more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
The Nk’Mip fire near Oliver and Osoyoos resulted in more than 600 evacuation orders. (BC Wildfire)
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cosmic Unconditional Love

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

  • Jul 23, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the VSS Unity’s rocket motor burns above the Earth on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over the New Mexico desert, enough to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth. (Virgin Galactic via AP)

COLUMN: Looking skyward in the age of space tourism

The first commercial spacecraft was launched on Sunday, July 11

In this photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the VSS Unity’s rocket motor burns above the Earth on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Entrepreneur Richard Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over the New Mexico desert, enough to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth. (Virgin Galactic via AP)

COLUMN: Income Tax Act amendment promotes fairness

Bill C-208 brings an important change to sales of farms and small businesses

  • Jul 14, 2021
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Changes at the international border

Restrictions easing at Canada-U.S. border

  • Jul 7, 2021
Dan Albas
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: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

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

  • Jul 6, 2021
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)