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Wild Sky Sisters: Aquarius Season, what is your social support network?

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Jan 21, 2022
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: In search of Jell-O salad, old music and vintage clothing

The world has changed considerably in recent decades

A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)
The stability of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is being undermined by warmer ocean water circulating beneath, according to scientists with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. (NASA photo)
The stability of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is being undermined by warmer ocean water circulating beneath, according to scientists with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. (NASA photo)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)

COLUMN: The freedom to make one’s voice heard

Plenty of options mean unpopular views need not be silenced

There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Column: Thinking 2022 could be the Year of the Child

There’s nothing quite like the power of children to bring joy to…

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
As snow falls, pondering benefits of exercise versus sitting by cosy fire with a good book. (File photo)

Column: Choosing hibernation over snow removal

The Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jan 7, 2022
As snow falls, pondering benefits of exercise versus sitting by cosy fire with a good book. (File photo)
Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)

Column: How will climate change impact the Shuswap?

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jan 7, 2022
Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)
Warsaw Zoo photo.

COLUMN: Confessions of an elephant rider

Don’t tell me what to do, and get out of the way of my elephant before you get stepped on.

Warsaw Zoo photo.
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks to the future and how diversity of opinion is crucial. (File photo)

Council report: Staying safe, engaged and connected in new year

Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks at hopes for the future

  • Dec 31, 2021
City of Salmon Arm Coun. Sylvia Lindgren looks to the future and how diversity of opinion is crucial. (File photo)
This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Planning for a post-pandemic future

The world after COVID-19 will not be the same as it was before

This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)
A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: A too-perfect scene during the festive season

The description of a picture-perfect family setting might have been flawed

A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Larch Hills Nordic Society hosts a grand opening of phases 1 and 2 of its ongoing trail lighting project at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Marcia Beckner photo)
The Larch Hills Nordic Society hosts a grand opening of phases 1 and 2 of its ongoing trail lighting project at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. (Marcia Beckner photo)

Wild Sky Sisters: Capricorn season: Where exploration and freedom meet responsibility

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Dec 21, 2021
Toboggan. (Couleur/Pixabay image)

Column: Surprise backyard ice rink made for a very special Christmas

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Dec 21, 2021
Toboggan. (Couleur/Pixabay image)
Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)

Get Outdoors! And celebrate the sun

The Winter Solstice begins Dec. 21, meaning the days will be getting longer and nights shorter

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP