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I try to practice what I preach and rather risk hitting the restart button on COVID-19, I decided not to have a birthday celebration this year.

This week, the House of Commons reconvened briefly to allow Parliament to pass Bill C-20, “An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures.”

As of July 1, the rulers of China have, in essence, abrogated a treaty reached with the United Kingdom regarding the turnover of Hong Kong that supposedly resulted in “One country, two systems.”

Oh, Canada I love you, I’d kiss you on the lips, if you weren’t like a mother to me.

I have a friend in Edmonton who I’ve known for years. He was laid off during COVID-19 and is scheduled to return to work next month. I invited him to bring his family to the Okanagan for a vacation because our house is perfect for overnight guests.

I believe that human beings can be the gentlest, kindest, and most helpful creatures, serving each other, assisting their neighbours.

I am saddened to learn about the passing of a former client of mine, Dave Smith. In 2012, Mr. Smith contacted me to appeal his loss of a trial involving his dog, Diesel. Mr. Smith went to trial being self-represented.

Canada’s deficit could hit $343 billion this year. Even so, some two million Canadians may remain unemployed, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Disclosure: I am not a member of any political party and the following is not an endorsement for the Conservative Party of Canada.

There has been growing demand for a fiscal update of federal government finances following the spending response to the COVID-19 virus, as well as the revenue impact from having large sectors of our economy shut down.

Believe it or not, Kelowna city council did the right thing by rejecting a development proposal for a plot of land kitty corner to Kelowna General Hospital at 2169 Pandosy St.

Thank you to everyone who reached out to our office for a Canadian flag set. It was wonderful delivering flags to residents in every corner of our community, and having so many people post photos of themselves displaying their flags on social media. Canada Day looked different for most of us…

It’s both repulsive and frightening that a handful of people took to social media to support an unknown individual in Summerland who placed a Confederate flag in the window of his unit, facing Gyro Park on Canada Day.

Let’s suppose you are a director of a company with annual expenditures of $150 million of which about $128 million is in operating cost and the rest is for capital expenditures. As a director, it is reasonable to assume you would want to have information on activities covered by the operatin…

What can we do but laugh in the face of danger (but wear a mask)? Some moron on Facebook asked this question: (I’m paraphrasing) “If’n y’all can’a seez it? Is dat thar virus reel?”

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School’s out and while we celebrate our students’ achievements, I believe that every parent requires an award for their home-schooling activities — juggling Zooms, Google forms, holding their students’ worlds together, while managing work and feeding their tribe. I give every parent and care…

Since the day Columbus discovered the New World, the imposition of European culture on the region both north and south of the equator had two basic forces at work. One was genocide with respect to the Indigenous peoples and the second was enslavement and, once that was abolished, white supre…

It was gratifying to see the prominence Managing Editor Dave Trifunov gave in his editorial Wednesday (Yes you can fight city hall, but win?) to the outlandish proposal for a hotel at 2169 Pandosy St. and Royal Ave., kitty-corner from the hospital.

The time had come, the moment to renew my cellphone contract, and I was ready to negotiate. I was prepared to speak to my cell phone provider and be confrontational in my approach without being obnoxious.

In these times of unrest when faced with racist acts; what are you going to do about it?

When you think of your faith leader, you may not realize what a challenging time it is for them. I have written about community grief and the stress of change, as we learn to deal with disappointment created by the pandemic.

It’s unbelievable that mayors in Sicamous and Revelstoke are having to make official statements letting Albertans know they’re welcome in their towns.

As we move through stages of reopening and recovery, I have been connecting with many individuals and organizations from every sector.

A recent BC Supreme Court decision allowed legal proceedings to continue on the question of the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the telecom giant Huawei, to the United States on charges of fraud.


St. Francis of Assisi recognized the need for humanity to walk in peace; his timeless words speak deeply to this week’s events. “Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is hate, may I bring love; Where offence, may I bring pardon; May I bring union in place of discord.”

Canada should learn how a park in St. Catharines, Ont., is being renamed in memory of the late Neil Peart from Rush, arguably the most-skilled drummer in the history of rock music — top five, at least.


Following the death of George Floyd, killed by cop Derek Chauvin, which provoked days of protests and nights of rioting and looting, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has launched an inquiry into whether the Minneapolis police force has “systemic racism that is generations deep.”

When the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program was launched, federal civil servants estimated the total costs of the program would be roughly $35 billion in this fiscal year.