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Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Life on the streets

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • 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)

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

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Jul 4, 2022
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

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
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cancer Season – feel the river of your emotions

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

  • Jun 21, 2022
Wild Sky Sisters
This adult Ring-billed Gull is undoubtedly people watching as it forages along the Salmon Arm Wharf. 
(John G. Woods photo)
This adult Ring-billed Gull is undoubtedly people watching as it forages along the Salmon Arm Wharf. 
(John G. Woods photo)
Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Okanagan Nature Nut narrows in on bats

Bat season returns with a purpose

Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
A large algal bloom lingered in Shuswap Lake near Salmon Arm for much of the summer of 2020. (Trevor Andrew photo)
A large algal bloom lingered in Shuswap Lake near Salmon Arm for much of the summer of 2020. (Trevor Andrew photo)
Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: All people deserve to be treated with respect

Pride Month, held each year in June, is a time to recognize a segment of our population

Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails is one of several trail systems people can enjoy in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
The Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails is one of several trail systems people can enjoy in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
This map shows the full build out of the Salmon Arm West project on Highway 1. (Contributed)

Council Report: Take a drive across the new Salmon River bridge

Cooperation of many led to construction of Salmon Arm West project

  • May 31, 2022
This map shows the full build out of the Salmon Arm West project on Highway 1. (Contributed)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
By the year 2052, the North Shuswap community of Kwikoit, formerly known as Scotch Creek, is a thriving small city that includes many small, 
intensive farms. (Google Earth map graphic)
By the year 2052, the North Shuswap community of Kwikoit, formerly known as Scotch Creek, is a thriving small city that includes many small, 
intensive farms. (Google Earth map graphic)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
Western painted turtles get their name from their western distribution and their finely detailed red, yellow and green markings. (John G. Woods photo)
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Disgust and shame over a display of racial hate

Vandalism of reconciliation mural in Summerland is one of many incidents involving racial hatred

A mural in Summerland with a Truth and Reconciliation message has been vandalized. The damage was discovered on May 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Wildsky

Wild Sky Sisters: Gemini Season – winds of change

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

  • May 17, 2022
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