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The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
Nectaring mosquito pollinating an oxeye daisy. (Contributed)

Okanagan Nature Nut: What good are mosquitos?

Vernon-based outdoor enthusiast reveals the secret lives of these tiny pollinators

Lee Creek Heights is located off of Squilax-Anglemont Road in the North Shuswap. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Lee Creek Subdivision cut short by a troubled economy

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 4, 2022
Lee Creek Heights is located off of Squilax-Anglemont Road in the North Shuswap. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Security measures in place during Trudeau’s visit

Hate has been directed towards Canadian leaders

Summerland orchardist Derek Lutz, at left, discusses cherry growing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Security was present during Trudeau’s recent visit to the region. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
A bus rolls through downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Column: Thanking your bus driver should go viral

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Jul 15, 2022
A bus rolls through downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A Rogers wireless store in Toronto is shown amid a countrywide outage of the telecommunication company’s services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Shouting It Out Loud: Canada has a cartel problem

Telecomm and gas companies run legal cartels in Canada

A Rogers wireless store in Toronto is shown amid a countrywide outage of the telecommunication company’s services, Friday, July 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Lee Creek Heights is located off of Squilax-Anglemont Road in the North Shuswap. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Recounting the saga of Lee Creek Heights

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jul 9, 2022
Lee Creek Heights is located off of Squilax-Anglemont Road in the North Shuswap. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Abortion ban: It can’t happen here, right?

Since 1987 there have been 47 private members bills introduced to restrict or ban abortion in Canada

Pro-choice protest organizers speaking to a large crowd across from Kelowna City Hall July 4, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (Ginny Hall illustration)

Some Okanagan bats can eat 600 mosquitoes an hour

Part 2 on the ‘fascinating night guardians’

Western long-eared myotis is one of the 14 bat species in the Okanagan. (Ginny Hall illustration)
From left, Ron Tomma, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma stand with the Sxwesméllp Landmark after it was unveiled following a celebration and ceremony on June 25, 2022 in Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm. Rod and his son Tilkotmes Tomma were the main carvers of Coyote Rock, while Rod’s cousin Ron helped them finish off the sculpture. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Celebrating and honouring Indigenous history in Salmon Arm

Council Report by Louise Wallace Richmond

  • Jul 5, 2022
From left, Ron Tomma, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma stand with the Sxwesméllp Landmark after it was unveiled following a celebration and ceremony on June 25, 2022 in Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm. Rod and his son Tilkotmes Tomma were the main carvers of Coyote Rock, while Rod’s cousin Ron helped them finish off the sculpture. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Life on the streets

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Jul 4, 2022
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors
This pair of Pied-billed Grebes offshore from Peter Jannink Park works constantly to improve their floating nest that will need to support them, their eggs, and two or more baby grebes within a few weeks. (© John G. Woods photo)

Column: Grebes build their own life rafts in Salmon Arm Bay

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Jul 4, 2022
This pair of Pied-billed Grebes offshore from Peter Jannink Park works constantly to improve their floating nest that will need to support them, their eggs, and two or more baby grebes within a few weeks. (© John G. Woods photo)
The maple leaf flag represents Canada’s ideals and values. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Canadian values go beyond flag-waving

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out high standards for this country

The maple leaf flag represents Canada’s ideals and values. (Black Press file photo)
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a study done for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BGC Engineering photo)

Column: Public safety should be a priority, not a perk of salvage harvest near Sicamous

BC Timber Sales will be proceeding with plans for salvage logging and…

  • Jun 21, 2022
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a study done for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (BGC Engineering photo)