In the “Chicken soup for the soul” book entitled, Find your happiness, Maureen C. Bruschi tells the story of a time when she was quite ill at work and wishing she was at her home in Long Island.

The federal government in Ottawa has approved a bill that would allow Canadians suffering from “grievous and irremediable mental illnesses” — the wording comes from a Canadian Press report — to opt for a medically assisted death.

As I was working at my dining room table early Monday morning, assembling the stories and photos for this week’s paper, some movement through the window beside me caught my eye.

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Sony made a surprise announcement that the PS5 will have its own virtual reality system.

With the announcement of Jake Kimberley stepping down from Penticton city council comes speculation on who will run to replace him in a byelection, tentatively scheduled for early June.

B.C.’s mental health and addictions minister, Sheila Malcolmson, wants Ottawa to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit drugs. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe agrees, as does Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

It was seven years ago that I had an opportunity to hand deliver a petition from more than 15,000 concerned citizens of the Okanagan (15,258 to be exact) to former Conservative Justice Minister Steven Blaney opposing the parole release of David Ennis.

Canadians eat a great deal of meat. Just over 808 million chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese were slaughtered last year. In addition, 25,267 million cattle, pigs and sheep were slaughtered. If we add fish, (492,441 million), and shell fish (4,245, 548 billion) the total volume is truly immense. 

I hear about inequality everywhere; in concerns about Covid-19, climate change, wars, migration, incarceration, in US current politics, and corruption creating new rich and depriving the poor. In most cases these concerns are not created by the rich but they are the ones in the best position…

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It was seven years ago that I had an opportunity to hand deliver a petition from more than 15,000 concerned citizens of the Okanagan (15,258 to be exact) to former Conservative Justice Minister Steven Blaney opposing the parole release of David Ennis.

The online video-sharing platform YouTube has taken to banning videos that, the company states, promote harmful beliefs or contain hate-filled language.

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The latest flotilla of spacecraft to arrive at Mars must make that world the most-visited planet in the Solar System. There are two reasons for this “group visit”. The missions were timed to be when Mars was particularly close to us.

You should feel sorry for Jason Kenney, the Premier of Alberta. In 2019, he finally got to be the head of the government of the province that had an impressive record of economic growth and economic prosperity. Then things went south. The price of oil fell like a stone as Russia and Saudi Ar…

One interesting aspect about a minority government is the ability for the opposition parties to

This column was inspired by a security video posted by the Summerland CritterAid thrift store catching a well-dressed woman in a respectable car stealing multiple donations under the cloak of darkness. Hopefully she will soon be caught and severely punished along with a shaming picture in th…

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration, our touchstone, our reference point, our identity.”

The last few weeks, an interesting story unfolded with a gaming company called GameStop, which is EB Games in Canada.

Tomorrow will be Valentine’s Day. Or Saint Valentine’s Day, if you prefer a religious theme.

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Lent begins next week, our pilgrimage to Easter. Faith is a beautiful gift, a richness beyond our understanding and lent reminds us of Christ’s journey to bring such a treasure in our lives. 

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As much as everyone appreciates a day off with pay, I’ve never been a fan of this holiday. It was a vote-buying strategy by Christy Clark and the BC Liberals just prior to an election.