Opinion

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

The Editor’s Desk: Show me the vaccine

What, me worried about the COVID-19 vaccine? Not in the slightest

A take-home naloxone kit contains three syringes, three vials of naloxone, a pair of latex gloves, airway breathing apparatus, and alcohol swabs. (Photo credit: Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Working together to combat opioid overdoses

In 2016 the opioid crisis was deemed a public health emergency, and action is still needed

  • Apr 21, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Big Brother is watching

Worried that the COVID vaccine is a covert tracking device? Don’t be; that ship has already sailed

You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
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Readers write about the Easter Scavenger Hunt and the Daffodil Campaign

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)

The Editor’s Desk: Dining-room table blues

Does your house have a dining-room table, or even a dining-room? For many the answer is no

Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)
Seniors living in long-term care and assisted living can now see more family and friends at a time, including children, as restrictions around visits have been eased. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Victoria Report

Welcome news for seniors in long-term care

  • Apr 7, 2021
Seniors living in long-term care and assisted living can now see more family and friends at a time, including children, as restrictions around visits have been eased. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Department store magic

The departure of department stores from the landscape means a little less magic in the world

The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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A reader writes about the need for transparency around the Cache Creek pool’s future

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Letters to the Editor

Readers write about the Cache Creek Elementary annual dinner and development in Ashcroft

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Jules Feiffer’s illustration of the map of The Lands Beyond for <em>The Phantom Tollbooth</em>. (Photo credit: Random House)

The Editor’s Desk: A life changing moment

To a bookish 10-year-old, The Phantom Tollbooth was a wonderful revelation of what words could do

Jules Feiffer’s illustration of the map of The Lands Beyond for <em>The Phantom Tollbooth</em>. (Photo credit: Random House)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Women have been hit hard by the pandemic

Disparities and inequities need to be addressed as recovery starts

  • Mar 17, 2021
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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Readers write about development in Ashcroft

  • Mar 17, 2021
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The public’s right to public access

The recent appeal court decision of Stoney and Minnie Lakes sets a dangerous precedent

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Readers write about a new rec centre for Cache Creek and health orders that hurt the arts

  • Mar 9, 2021
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As follies go, the underwater ballroom at Witley Park in Surrey, England is a spectacular example. (Photo credit: adamxphotos)

The Editor’s Desk: The wisdom of follies

Looking for another project to embark on around the home? I have one word: folly

As follies go, the underwater ballroom at Witley Park in Surrey, England is a spectacular example. (Photo credit: adamxphotos)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
The cast of <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> on the set at the Ashcroft HUB, November 2016. (Photo credit: <em></em><em>Journal</em> files)

The Editor’s Desk: Here’s to a long life

It’s a testament to the power of volunteers to look at what…

The cast of <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> on the set at the Ashcroft HUB, November 2016. (Photo credit: <em></em><em>Journal</em> files)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)