After two weeks of reporting on B.C.’s floods, evacuations, washouts, and landslides, the CBC’s David Common was asked for his personal reaction to what he had seen.
Paul McCartney wrote the hit song Let it Be. After a dramatic musical introduction, it begins with, “When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, ‘Let it Be.’”
The Canadian Armed Forces were deployed on domestic natural disaster assistance tasks as part of Operation LENTUS six times in 2021, which does not include the institution’s support to COVID-19 responses.
There is a decrepit city park along the north side of Recreation Avenue between Richter and Ellis that is a key element in the shamefully inadequate way Kelowna deals with a portion of the city’s homeless population.
School. How can one word evoke such diverse reactions? For some people, that single syllable fills them with dread.
There is a saying in social media — “I can’t un-see that” — often associated with online posts the depict some sort of rarely seen, almost impossible to comprehend act or event conveniently captured in a manner that generates “likes” for viewers.
Dear Editor: We live in British Columbia, Canada. This summer brought unprecedented drought to the province. As a result, wildfires scorched the province at will, with thousands of firefighters unable to stop them and hundreds of evacuees finding escape routes wherever they could. On June 30…
My initial thought was ignore them. The news story on Nov. 11 should always be about Remembrance Day — the sacrifice of soldiers from the First World War to Afghanistan and a desire for global peace.
Dear EDITOR: At age 70-plus, I am furious to read about these anti-vaxxers/anti-maskers being ignorant and rude at the Remembrance Day service in Kelowna (Courier/Herald, Nov. 12).
As is my habit each year at this time I publish, over this week and the next two, a listing of the best books I have read since November of 2020. Today, subjects both historical and current.
Dear Editor: I’m a masker vaxxer. I’m not a scientist or a scientific informant. I do not research the internet ever for personal health or wellbeing issues. But I am very comfortable with where I am in relation to my fellow human community.
One week into COP26 — the UN’s annual Conference of the Parties on climate change — and the event makes me think of a hairdresser’s appointment: a lot of fuss at the top, and nothing happening farther down.
Thursday, November 11th, we will remember all those fallen heroes and those who have served in so many ways in conflicts since the two World Wars of the 20th Century.
M. Scott Taylor of the University of Calgary has recently published his research on international commercial shipping traffic off the B.C. coast and its impact on the southern resident killer whales.
Dear EDITOR: If you have been following the news lately, you might agree that the state of the environment could be nominated for some version of the “Sitting Duck Award.”
The autumn winds swept the dead leaves down the street, and they made a clicking sound as they tap danced down the road —and if the winds are blowing just right — a single leaf can sound like steps in the darkness.
Canada has a housing problem. For many lower income or younger people, the cost of suitable housing, whether they plan to rent or own, is beyond their financial capacity. For others, such as recent immigrants, larger families and those who need access to public transit to get to work, housin…
‘Liminal space” is not a phrase we talk about every day, but is something I have thought about recently. The word liminal comes from the Latin word “limen,” meaning threshold. A liminal space is a time between the “what was” and the “next.”
Earlier this month, Canadian economist David Card received a Nobel Prize for an essay he wrote in 1994, examining how minimum wage, immigration, and education affect the labour market.
Do you remember the good old days, when a prank phone call was the worst thing, you could do with a phone? Recently revived and made famous by Bart Simpson.
Dear Editor: Did anyone go swimming in Wood Lake this year? It was June 5 when Interior Health declared an algae outbreak and advised people not to swim in or drink from the lake. As the summer and warm weather followed, so did the intensity of the algae growth.