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Letter: Online system to request mail-in ballot flawed

I spent a very long time trying to request a mail-in ballot for the upcoming election

  • Sep 3, 2021
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Letter: O’Toole not serious about wanting to form government

It is easier for Erin O’Toole to remain as opposition leader

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
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Letter: Vote climate in federal election

Support climate champions

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Premier John Horgan announce vaccine card program for access to restaurants, sports events, weddings and other shared public events, B.C. legislature, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Editorial: Mask mandate, vaccine card are the right moves

Had our officials not done something they would have been negligent

  • Sep 2, 2021
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Premier John Horgan announce vaccine card program for access to restaurants, sports events, weddings and other shared public events, B.C. legislature, Aug. 23, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
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Letter: Never surrender rights and freedoms

It’s actually coercion and discrimination

  • Sep 1, 2021
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Letter: Christians in fear in Afghanistan

They struggle to get a rare sponsorship in countries like Canada

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Electric vehicles no magic bullet

I am getting frustrated with politician et al who see the electrification of vehicles as the panacea

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Many questions about proposal to automate garbage collection

While filling out the survey, I found the questions vague and detailed justification non-existent

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Protect all of Centennial Park

I’m glad that no guarantee other than to consider a DHS application, has been given

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Help after the fire much appreciated

There is a lot of uncertainty at this stage

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Choice not to be vaccinated has consequences

The anti-vaccination crowd doesn’t like the consequences which follow from their choices

  • Aug 31, 2021
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Letter: Protesters should become part of the solution

Why is it that they have not engaged in a problem solving discussion?

  • Aug 31, 2021
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<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Chris Wilkinson

Chris Wilkinson column: The Wild West 2.0

Caregivers are one of those careers that have needed a reckoning in value and pay

  • Aug 30, 2021
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Sonia Furstenau

Sonia Furstenau column: Funds not there for students who need it

Our system of funding kids based on a small list of designations isn’t keeping up

  • Aug 29, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Accountability: nominate the driver

Nominating the driver for ISC offences one tool that could raise accountability for bad drivers

  • Aug 29, 2021
Tim Schewe
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Robert Barron column: The summer from hell

In my many years living on Vancouver Island, I have never seen a summer like this one before

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Cornbread made with nixtamilized corn dough. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther Column: The wonders of corn nixtamilization

A more varied diet corrected this deficiency but nixtamalization didn’t catch on

  • Aug 28, 2021
Cornbread made with nixtamilized corn dough. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)

Sarah Simpson Column: Momma’s got the back to school pandemic blues

I took my children back to school shopping with their Grammy

Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)