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Summerland’s many wineries were attractions along a community walking route. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Many spots to explore during walks around Summerland

The fabric of any community is the connectivity of the people who live there — Part 3 of 3

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

The old flume in Summerland can be seen along some of the streets in the community. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Discovering the old flume and little libraries

We made new friends along the way — Part 2 of 3

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

A peacock and hen were among the sights seen along the streets of Summerland. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A goal of walking every street in Summerland

It started out as a simple neighbourhood weekly walk with a friend — Part 1 of 3

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
scales of justice (File phto)

Kootnekoff: Taking a break

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Aug 31, 2021
scales of justice (File phto)
In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLUMN: Automated checkouts are altering the job market

There has been a growing opposition to these devices, especially in the past few months

In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, cashier Joyce Mackie bags groceries as a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. A growing number of supermarket chains are bagging their self-serve checkout lanes, saying they can offer better customer service when clerks help shoppers directly. Big Y Foods, which has more than 60 southern New England locations, recently became the latest to announce it’s phasing them out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Listening to concerns from the public

MP Dan Albas has been hearing from constituents

  • Aug 11, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Anticipating a federal election call

Rumours of a summer election are circulating

  • Aug 9, 2021
Dan Albas
John Arendt, Sr.

COLUMN: When one life touches many others

He cared about the people around him, and as a result, he made a difference in the lives of many

John Arendt, Sr.
B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

COLUMN: Preparing for a wildfire emergency

Household emergency preparedness important as fires rage

  • Jul 29, 2021
B.C. forest firefighters head into an area south of Lytton to perform a back-burn, June 17, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

COLUMN: Income Tax Act amendment promotes fairness

Bill C-208 brings an important change to sales of farms and small businesses

  • Jul 14, 2021
Stage 2 watering restrictions are in place for Summerland. (File photo)

COLUMN: Managing Summerland’s water resource

Stage 2 watering restrictions are in place for the community

  • Jul 10, 2021
Stage 2 watering restrictions are in place for Summerland. (File photo)
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Jul 6, 2021
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)

COLUMN: I didn’t win the Lotto Max jackpot

Would life really be better with an additional $70 million?

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)
Summerland has its own electrical utility. (File photo)

COLUMN: Benefits from Summerland’s electric utility

Municipality has been able to take advantage of electrical opportunities

  • Jun 24, 2021
Summerland has its own electrical utility. (File photo)
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Contemplating a summer election

MP Dan Albas ponders the possibility of a federal election call before September

Dan Albas
Dan Albas
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Jun 22, 2021
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Reopening the international border

Governments in Canada and the United States are working towards reopening plans for the border

  • Jun 17, 2021
Dan Albas
Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A glimpse into the art of drag

Within the art of drag, there are different niches and genres

  • Jun 16, 2021
Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)
In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: The mystery of the time-travelling tourist

Was the man in a 1943 photograph checking his smart phone?

In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)