Spring in the Okanagan Valley sees yellow flowers everywhere. There are two kinds of yellow flowers. One, the familiar dandelion, grows only on land that has been cultivated. Altered by human intervention.
The people who choose not to get vaccinated should not be shamed or persecuted. Nobody changes their mind when someone is shouting at them or ridiculing them. If you’re sincerely trying to change the mind of someone who is hesitant or outright refusing to be vaccinated, start with listening …
I was present at a talk recently given by British Columbia’s Seniors’ Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie. Given all the media focus that seniors in long-term care received during the pandemic, I was anxious to learn what she sees as the major challenges facing seniors in the coming decade.
It is disappointing, to put it mildly, that Canada’s political leaders have taken so long to get serious about travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday night’s Academy Awards telecast had its moments — a celebration of diversity, small films being recognized, the charming setting of a railway station.
The federal budget is in. As presented by Finance Minister Christia Freeland last week, the budget expects to run a $354 billion — yes, that’s billion — deficit for the current fiscal year.
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, thousands lost their jobs, homes, businesses and farms. With no options available, they migrated to the larger centres.
Even if 80% or more of the population eventually gets vaccinated against COVID-19 and its many variants and we approach so-called “herd immunity,” it does not follow that those not vaccinated will never contract or spread what may be a fatal illness.