I feel sorry for most of the trustees with Okanagan Skaha School District 67. They’re in the middle of a financial crisis, with no end in sight and nobody wants to be held accountable.
Madonna suggests the Royal couple move from Vancouver Island to her flat in New York City because — “Canada is boring.” Boring? Those are fighting words. Does the Material Girl think nobody remembers “Who’s That Girl?”
The first airlift of 200 or so Canadians trapped in the quarantined Chinese city of Wuhan took place on Thursday. A second flight is currently scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Shovelling our sidewalk a few weeks ago I noticed an unusual set of tracks making their way right up to our house. Not possessing expertise on such matters I took a picture and headed for that all-knowledgeable source of information: Google.
It has been 10 days since Britain left the European Union, although it will continue to operate under EU rules as well as paying into the EU budget until Dec. 31, 2020. This is to provide a period of transition for both parties to see what type of trade treaty, if any, they can agree to.
Tension between Los Angeles residents and the homeless people among them has only escalated as the population living on the streets has increased. Encampments sprawl across sidewalks, a nagging reminder of a humanitarian debacle that touches everyone in the city.
Imagine you’re a school superintendent working for a board of unruly school trustees. They often disagree with each other and grill your senior team members over management reports and recommendations. Your staff complain about how annoying, and even intimidating, it is to deal with the trus…
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Herald/Courier welcomes Susan Delacourt to the new and expanded opinion pages of The Okanagan Weekend. This will be a regular feature in our weekend edition.
About 300 teachers from across B.C. will be meeting in Richmond this weekend at the B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s (BCTF) winter representative assembly, with their collective hopes high that a new contract can be hammered out through mediated bargaining.
Clusters of a dozen or so deaths may get nonstop “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” press coverage. But the lack of preparedness for the really, really big threats may be met with virtual radio silence – until panic breaks out.
Good Lord, could the Canadian Taxpayers Federation be any more uncouth? Harry and Meghan — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have relinquished their royal duties to escape the U.K. in favour of a quieter life in Canada raising little Archie — deserve a proper Canadian welcome, not a stiff …
Experts say teens should get at least nine hours of sleep each night, but only a small fraction of them do on “school nights.” Biological changes shift adolescent sleep cycles later, making it harder for teens to get to sleep early. For most adolescents, that means school mornings come far t…
Outspoken human rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam doesn’t fit the stereotype of political wife and that could provide some interesting moments as her husband, Peter MacKay, campaigns for the leadership of the federal Conservative party.
There’s a new meme in town. Like all memes, it is catchy, memorable and even mildly amusing. Although the origins of the phrase are debatable, the phrase “OK Boomer” seemed to have gained traction about a year ago. The intent was to offer a simple, eye-rolling and dismissive retort to critic…
With the seven-month WFP strike dragging on up-Island and forest-industry towns everywhere on their knees, this might not seem an ideal time to urge British Columbians to rally against old-growth logging.
Apart from the astonishing resumé, the dramatic historical moments he created and the immense reputation he developed, I flashed back on one thing when word of Ted Hughes’ death broke.
Over the years, E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) has been the glitziest and most high-energy event in the gaming industry. All the biggest video game developers in the industry are there from Activision to EA, and from Ubisoft to small independents.
Income per capita is commonly reported in virtually all developed economies.This measure does not, however, tell us how income is distributed and this distribution can vary widely between and within countries. “Income inequality” measures the extent to which income is distributed unevenly wi…
Last week, valley editor James Miller picked the 10 best movies of the past decade (2010-2019) and invited readers to submit their own top 10 list. Here are some of the replies:
I am going to attempt a very difficult task. I am going to try to convince you of something you almost certainly don’t believe. You suspect it might be true of others but it is definitely not true of you.
It is, perhaps, the most terrifying way to die. No one likes falling, not even off a footstool. But being hundreds or thousands of feet in the sky, and falling helplessly, is everyone’s nightmare...
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that he is “absolutely convinced” the United States orchestrated the military coup that removed him from power last November.