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For many years, I have railed against the policies of white supremacists — principally in the U.S., because of the daily deluge of news that spills north across the border, but also in New Zealand/Aotearoa, France, Germany, wherever. . . .

The Toronto Raptors victory reminds me of another improbable NBA championship — the 2004 finals when the Detroit Pistons (a great, five-man unit) beat the “Shaq and Kobe” show from L.A., 4-1 in the finals.

Here’s something to remember about the impending nationwide ban on single-use plastics that Justin Trudeau announced this week: its roots are in a report written by a second-year law student at UVic.

It has become the most natural thing to do: get in the car, type a destination into a smartphone, and let an algorithm using GPS data show the way. Personal GPS-equipped devices entered the mass market in only the past 15 or so years, but hundreds of millions of people now rarely travel with…

Parents of special-needs children struggled for decades to improve their children’s education by ensuring they had a place in regular classrooms, but it appears that true inclusion is still a long way off.

B.C.’s politicians claim that additional pipelines could negatively impact the economy and the environment. But the truth is that opposition to pipelines is costing us jobs and is resulting in fewer hospitals and teachers, higher fuel prices and a heavier burden on taxpayers.

As the Official Opposition, it is our job to hold the government accountable and, at the same time, provide information to citizens that the government may not widely share or present in great detail.

Not for a second did I think I’d be writing another eulogy for another family dog so close in time to the last one.

The Journey Home Society is optimistic about the community’s five-year strategy to ensure everyone who needs a home will have access to the support they need to find one. But, we also understand our community is eager to see evidence that the strategy is working.

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In 2010, Jan Vozenilek, a cinematographer and community volunteer from Naramata went up and down the valley sharing his experience of visiting Midway Island — home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The first students have just graduated from a two-year animation program at Okanagan College. Animation is a growing computer-based skill specialty in the Kelowna region and the demand for animators is expanding rapidly. Several companies in the Valley have developed a significant clientele …

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From McIntrye Bluff to the Canada-U.S. border, from the Black Sage Bench to the Golden Mile Bench and everywhere in between, Oliver and Osoyoos are pure South Okanagan wine region eye candy.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As sexual orientation and gender identity is again back in front of the Central Okanagan School District, we are republishing this letter from Feb. 20, 2018 as it remains relevant.

Sitting in his Normandy hotel room this week, New Brunswick’s Norman Kirby told Eric Brunt about taking on a German Tiger tank. It was quite a feat from a Bren gun carrier, but Kirby’s officer was unimpressed by the 18-year-old’s daring, and basically told him to get on with things.

Residents in Okanagan Falls are reeling following the official announcement that the IGA store is closing its doors on Sept. 10, leaving the small community without its only supermarket.

As his bomber droned over Juno beach, Sgt. Frank Poole’s perch behind the nose guns gave him an unobstructed view of the light show below.


An important pillar of the economic infrastructure of the Okanagan Valley is Okanagan College. From Revelstoke in the north to Oliver in the south, it serves more than 20,000 people a year (tha’st 5% of the valley’s population), in four major campuses and seven additional learning centres.