I was in my second year at university when, in October 1957, the Soviet Union became the first nation to put a satellite in orbit. That was the first step in an amazing saga of firsts that not only led to humans landing on the moon, but also enabled communications around the world using sate…

Canada’s news publishers, who employ 3,000 journalists from coast to coast to coast, believe that free speech, journalistic freedom, and a strong, healthy, commercially viable, and fiercely independent media ecosystem are all vital to our democracy.

OVERVIEW: The push for action is more intense with the full moon energy combined with mercury returning to apparent forward motion. Many will be more focused on getting going or at least catching up to some degree. Try to maintain a position on any ground gained. Some are trying to work thei…

We who live in the enlightened western nations tend to heap scorn on the Hindu caste system. We don’t recognize that we have our own caste systems.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sarah Hansen, a Grade 10 student at Princess Margaret School, is a finalist in a national poetry writing competition with her poem “Remembrance Lesson.”  We are pleased to feature her poem.


This is the long weekend where we connect and celebrate together, turning our hearts to thankfulness. There is a remarkable power in appreciation. It is a superpower that changes things.

A rising tide of people in this country apparently believe — body, mind, and spirit — that they are called overthrow the established powers-that-be. By any means. Including physical insurrection.

A small news item, tucked away in the back pages of my newspaper, said that across the U.S. more and more people were citing “religious exemptions” to avoid, well, to avoid almost anything they don’t like.


Monday night’s federal election is now a distant memory. Like the entire ninth season of “Dallas,” it was all a dream.

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My last report as a Member of Parliament was on Aug. 11. While that was just six weeks ago, it is remarkable what has happened in that time.


Studying the numbers from Monday night’s election in South Okanagan-West Kootenay, the final result wasn’t surprising. The individual percentages were.

The subprime mortgage crisis in 2008 was the worst worldwide financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This financial crisis was particularly severe in the U.S. and Europe.

We’ve had a vaccination passport for slightly under a week here in B.C. Obviously, it’s causing problems for the stores and restaurants that have to check patrons at the door — especially when some of those patrons, who should know better, verbally abuse a high school kid 30 years their junior.