Columnists

Storyteller/columnist James Murray. (File photo)

Column: Untangling the legend of Cedar Stump Lake

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jul 28, 2021
Storyteller/columnist James Murray. (File photo)
Sicamous residents gathered on July 23 to make signs thanking firefighters and first responders. The signs were then put up along Highway 97A where firefighters and first responders would see them. (Facebook)
Sicamous residents gathered on July 23 to make signs thanking firefighters and first responders. The signs were then put up along Highway 97A where firefighters and first responders would see them. (Facebook)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cosmic Unconditional Love

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

  • Jul 23, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
September travel for the Labere family has traditionally involved a stop at Revelstoke Mountain to hike to Miller Lake (pictured) and Eva Lake. (Lachlan Labere photo)
September travel for the Labere family has traditionally involved a stop at Revelstoke Mountain to hike to Miller Lake (pictured) and Eva Lake. (Lachlan Labere photo)
A scene from the early 1970s in front of our cabin at Lee Creek, when we hosted a few like-minded, back-to-the-landers on our property. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: The Shuswap’s back-to-the-landers were an amorphous bunch

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jul 20, 2021
A scene from the early 1970s in front of our cabin at Lee Creek, when we hosted a few like-minded, back-to-the-landers on our property. (Jim Cooperman photo)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
The full moon sets over Cohen Island, foreground, Shelter Island, left, and the Chilkat Mountain Range in this November 2013 photo. A fishing vessel sank Tuesday night near Shelter Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. People are advised to steer clear of the area of the sinking. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Column: Good fishing to be done at night

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jul 7, 2021
The full moon sets over Cohen Island, foreground, Shelter Island, left, and the Chilkat Mountain Range in this November 2013 photo. A fishing vessel sank Tuesday night near Shelter Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. People are advised to steer clear of the area of the sinking. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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)
Smoky air blankets Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Smoky air blankets Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Black Press File Photo

Paddle boarding – it’s not for everyone

Most paddlers appear to be slender and fit

Black Press File Photo
This Adams River Lumber Company logging camp was likely the one at the head of the lake, called The Depot. Photo by Walter Montgomery, courtesy of the Chase and District Museum and Archives.

Column: The Shuswap’s first intentional community

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jul 2, 2021
This Adams River Lumber Company logging camp was likely the one at the head of the lake, called The Depot. Photo by Walter Montgomery, courtesy of the Chase and District Museum and Archives.
The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)
The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)
Flags fly at half mast at Salmon Arm city hall. (File photo)

Column: Reflections on Canada Day and reconciliation

Council Report by City of Salmon Arm Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond

Flags fly at half mast at Salmon Arm city hall. (File photo)
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
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)
Sun and cloud in Revelstoke area today. (File)

Column: Looking for shapes in the clouds as they drift by

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jun 23, 2021
Sun and cloud in Revelstoke area today. (File)