Chef Alessa Valdez infuses a little of her personality onto every plate.
Delivering on a campaign promise, the Liberals were eager to begin implementing policies that addressed growing income inequality in Canada. After all, the middle class is disappearing, and working Canadians are falling further behind each year as the wealthy grow more rich.
Last week while shopping at Costco, I had a panic attack while riding on one of their scooters. Using those machines is a wonderful way for those with mobility problems to get about in that enormous store.
As a travel writer, I have been invited to attend a tourism mart in India in May. With profound regret, I had to decline the invitation as I have adopted a self-imposed boycott of India in protest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-Muslim policies.
According to the OECD’s comparative statistics, Canada spends a higher proportion of GDP, at almost 11%, on health care than Japan, the Euro area, the U.K., and Australia and New Zealand.
Small stories open up into bigger stories. The CBC’s Go Public series investigated a small incident where an Uber driver called one of his passengers by the N word.
With the creation of a new federal electoral riding in B.C., it appears the metropolis of Penticton will soon be part of two ridings thus meaning residents on one side of Main Street will vote for different candidates than their neighbours across the street.
A blizzard of data from the 2021 census has spelled out some important facts that many of us may have never considered seriously — if at all.
Kathy Pierre, rural trustee for the Okanagan Skaha School District, has announced she won’t seek re-election in October. Pierre, who knocked off a longtime incumbent by 11 votes in the 2018 election, did a superb job — very thorough, well researched and she delivered positive change to the board.
Dear Editor: Eating in a small family-type restaurant is one of my favourite things to do. It may not happen often but when it does I enjoy it to the fullest. So a week or two ago I found myself seated in a smallish “eatery” where I could enjoy a simple menu, nice surroundings and a spatteri…
Apparently, there are some in Ottawa who think inducing a recession by setting an ever-higher policy interest rate is the most effective way to reduce the current rate of inflation. If this were a competition, such an approach would take the cake as stupid economic strategy.
Dear Editor: Earth Day was a time to plan for climate-friendly actions we can take moving forward and reflect on what we are doing or have done. At Studio9 School of the Arts we constantly discuss and plan for Earth-friendly activities or initiatives. To date Studio9 has undertaken a substan…
My church friend Ann works for a local funeral parlour. Parlour is the old name for sitting room, or living room. Now such establishments are called not dead rooms, but funeral homes.
Dear Editor: Perhaps it’s my age that has, somewhat, tainted my tolerance for ignorance and idiocy. With regards to the letter by Gary Young, April 16 (“Climate change used as a political excuse”), in which he states that a god is responsible for the placement of products such as gasoline, d…
The Conservative Party of Canada is in the process of selecting a new leader and I think it involves a choice between the 19th and 21st centuries.
As is frequently the case, the recent federal budget is mainly a political document laying out the principal focus of the government in Canada. And Chrystia Freeland provided exactly that last Thursday.