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When the federal legislation that was to apply to assisted reproduction was first introduced in 2004, it failed to follow the recommendations of the 2001 Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Health.

This week an unusual event occurred as the Ethics Committee convened in Ottawa to vote on calling Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to appear before the committee in relation to the his recent ethics report that concluded:

The issue of where to locate marijuana shops is again in the news. BC Cannabis has succeeded in getting West Kelowna to consider its belated application for a store less than 200 metres from George Pringle elementary school.

Recent days have seen a significant spike in drug overdoses around Greater Victoria. Supervised consumption sites report a doubling of the overdoses they're dealing with.

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Dear Editor:

As I head home from my Harvey Creek camp in B.C.s Southern Rockies, I can’t help but notice how fortunate I’ve been and how clear my mind has been for the past couple days.

Justin Trudeau has been handed a live grenade as he enters the critical period to retain office. We might wonder: what might he do? Thumb into the hole? Toss it down the road?

The city of Vancouver has declared “conversion therapy” illegal. So has Prince Albert in Alberta. The federal government is apparently considering amendments to the criminal code that would ban conversion therapy.

I am not an experienced backpacker. The number of my ventures into nature carrying everything necessary to sustain life on my back can be counted on the fingers of one hand.


Five years ago John Fogerty brought his “1969” tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre. Before playing a two-and-a-half hour show, it began with a 15-minute video detailing the historic events of the year 1969 which, among them included some incredibly cool music.


Although it would have made for great television, officials with the federal leaders debate made the right call by not including Maxime Bernier.

Last week’s announcement by federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson that the Rocky Mountain ridged mussel would not be reclassified under the most recent Species at Risk Act review was welcome news to many in our community.

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that legalizing marijuana consumption was a colossal public-health blunder.


Usually every winery has a signature white and a signature red.

More than half of all Canadians believe drug treatment should focus on abstinence, rather than opioid replacement therapies, according to poll results released this week.

A precautionary boil-water notice has been issued for the Ross Road and Brentwood Road areas of West Kelowna and some residents have had their water turned off.


Canadian political history was made as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was found guilty for the second time in contravening the Conflict of Interest Act.

On this day, Aug. 15, 1969 — a time of cultural upheaval more tangibly disruptive than that of the current day — more than 400,000 people and 32 musical acts found their way to a dairy farm in New York for “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.”