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COLUMN: Diminished Parliament means diminished accountability for Canadians

Bloc Quebecois and NDP use resumption of parliament as bargaining chip

  • May 27, 2020

COLUMN: The gentle art of the disagreement

Differing opinions can work as a strength

COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020

COLUMN: Oversight of your tax dollars

As many as 200,000 CERB applications have been red-flagged as possibly fraudulent

  • May 20, 2020

COLUMN: Plenty to explore right here at home

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

COLUMN: Should we ignore fraud?

MP Dan Albas raises concerns about fraud surrounding COVID-19 benefit program

  • May 13, 2020

COLUMN: Calming voices of leadership

During a time of crisis, leaders set the tone for the public

COLUMN: Examining the federal firearms ban

Public has raised questions about Prime Minister’s decision to ban certain firearms

  • May 6, 2020

COLUMN: The little joys of homeschooling

Challenges exist for those now teaching their children at home

  • May 2, 2020

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

COLUMN: Tax filing and commercial rent subsidy

Changes have been made to this year’s tax filing deadlines

  • Apr 29, 2020

COLUMN: Questions remain about benefit packages

Students confused and frustrated as they try to determine if they qualify

  • Apr 22, 2020

COLUMN: Stop and smell the (virtual) roses

Video game has provided a diversion during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 22, 2020

COLUMN: Virtual gatherings during the pandemic

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

COLUMN: Ongoing changes to federal assistance

Initial announcements have been modified during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 15, 2020

COLUMN: Local journalism more important than ever before

Response to recent farm worker situation was concerning

COLUMN: Responding with the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

Support available for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 1, 2020

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

COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

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

  • Mar 30, 2020

COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020