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CHRISTMAS COLUMN: No one can steal Christmas

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

  • Dec 25, 2020
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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)
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)
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
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: Are we really “all in this together?”

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

  • Dec 3, 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)
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: Maple Leaf Foods owed no duty of care to Mr. Sub Franchisees

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

  • Nov 20, 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)
Collections, including stamp collections, are common. The Okanagan Regional Library carries books about collecting. (Wikimedia commons file)

COLUMN: Discovered treasures — what we collect

The other day while my husband and I packed boxes we came…

  • Nov 18, 2020
Collections, including stamp collections, are common. The Okanagan Regional Library carries books about collecting. (Wikimedia commons file)
Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)

Many veterans have repeated messages about the importance of preventing another war

There’s a picture in our files at the Summerland Review showing a…

Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)
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HOLM: Renewable Natural Gas

Margaret Holm is a new columnist writing about solutions to global warming

  • Nov 10, 2020
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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: When does an expert lack impartiality, independence?

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

  • Nov 4, 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)
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: RCMP’s pension violated job-sharing officers charter rights

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

  • Oct 30, 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)
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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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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: $1 M damage award for loss of LTIP payout in constructive dismissal case

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

  • Oct 16, 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)
Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)

COLUMN: The measurements of a great nation

There are now more than 38 million people living in Canada

Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

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

  • Oct 2, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system
In the late 1930’s Hedy Lamarr was billed as ‘the world’s most beautiful woman.’ She was an actress. But during the Second World War, with a partner, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology. These methods were, not long ago, incorporated into Bluetooth and WIFI technology. In 2014 she was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. What do you think was her greatest contribution? - Photo Wikipedia

Every woman ages on the outside. Focus on more important things

“Don’t prioritize your looks my friend, they won’t last the journey.”

In the late 1930’s Hedy Lamarr was billed as ‘the world’s most beautiful woman.’ She was an actress. But during the Second World War, with a partner, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology. These methods were, not long ago, incorporated into Bluetooth and WIFI technology. In 2014 she was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. What do you think was her greatest contribution? - Photo Wikipedia