In these times of high anxiety, I hope all our readers are doing well and practicing all the widely publicised precautions such as physical distancing, quarantining, hand washing and so on.

We’re starting to get a better picture of what learning will look like for B.C.’s K-12 students as school resumed this week, following a two-week spring break in most school districts.


Understandably, as we stay home, cooking and eating has become an overwhelming focus. Besides using up leftovers from the freezer, comforting foods have become key.

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TORONTO - Data experts are cautioning already on-edge Canadians against taking Ontario's dire predictions about COVID-19 deaths literally, even as the revelation of stark data coincided with more physical distancing measures and impassioned pleas by government and health officials to stay home.

On the Moon, the sky is black and if you shade your eyes from the bright Sun and Earth; you can see stars in the daytime.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns from the Penticton and District Stamp Club, members of which will take turns writing under the club’s name.

These are certainly unsettling days to say the very least. Yet it is in times of uncertainty such as this that we see the best of our community emerge.

Scouting has taken many forms over the 110 years that it has existed in our district. And yet it has stayed true to its founding principles.

LOS ANGELES - There are cooking shows hosted by celebrities, some of whom may know a fricassee from a frittata, and shows that feature arrogant chefs and bad cooks. There’s an upcoming digital series in which blindfolded chefs get smacked in the face with a dish and compete to identify and make it.

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting …

NEW YORK - The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19.

LOS ANGELES - Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday.

NEW YORK - Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59.

CALGARY - While children appear to be better at fighting off the novel coronavirus than adults, little is known about how COVID-19 affects them and the best treatment for kids who are infected, says a Calgary researcher who hopes to fill in some of those blanks with a new global study spearh…

OVERVIEW: Those seeking decisions on actions to be taken are feeling the pressure. Try not to be impatient with those you need on your side. There may be some hoops to jump through by you or them. Do whatever helps to make you relax while you wait.