Opinion

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LETTER: Historic poem is appropriate for new U.S. president

In 1941, Roosevelt made reference to poem by Longfellow

  • Jan 22, 2021
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: 2019 new directions report on B.C.’s WCB

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Jan 22, 2021
The steel mills in the Hamilton waterfront harbour are shown in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Dyer: Stay the course on Carbon pricing

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Jan 21, 2021
Voting is the number one, bare minimum way to have your voice heard by government. (File photo)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Want to make change? Here are some suggestions

As a citizen you have a voice, you just have to know who to talk to

Voting is the number one, bare minimum way to have your voice heard by government. (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: COVID-19 restrictions continue to affect us all

Canada has recorded more than 700,000 confirmed cases of pandemic

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Caroline McKay

COLUMN: Bring books out of hibernation for the new year

Plenty of lesser-known works from famous authors available from the library

  • Jan 15, 2021
Caroline McKay
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

EDITORIAL: Standards are needed on social media

Platforms have given some, including U.S. President Donald Trump, an unfiltered platform

  • Jan 13, 2021
Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Skaha Park

Letter: Leave Skaha Park alone

Why must city hall keep messing with the jewel of our city?

  • Jan 10, 2021
Skaha Park
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)

COLUMN: Our world will not go back to normal in 2021

Attempting a return to pre-pandemic conditions would be nearly impossible

Zoom gatherings, such as this event by the Penticton Tune-Agers, became common during 2020. This was one of many changes to come during an unprecedented year. (Penticton Tune-Agers - YouTube)
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that Red Deer and other rural locations would soon be getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

EDITORIAL: Leading by example

Those in leadership roles need to follow the restrictions they impose on others

  • Jan 5, 2021
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced that Red Deer and other rural locations would soon be getting doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (photography by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: A year of challenges and accomplishments

Summerland mayor Toni Boot reflects on council’s work in 2020

  • Dec 31, 2020
Summerland mayor Toni Boot. (Summerland Review file photo)
These are the Christmas scrolls that used to shine brightly down Main Street (as pictured here in this undated photo - maybe 1960s) and Riverside Drive as well as Skaha. The popular light display was taken down in 2019 by the city of Penticton because they were becoming a hazard. They were later destroyed. (Phtographer not identified)

COLUMN: First year without lighted Christmas scrolls in Penticton

Could the city be doing more to light up the town during the holidays?

These are the Christmas scrolls that used to shine brightly down Main Street (as pictured here in this undated photo - maybe 1960s) and Riverside Drive as well as Skaha. The popular light display was taken down in 2019 by the city of Penticton because they were becoming a hazard. They were later destroyed. (Phtographer not identified)
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with physical distancing measures and other directives, affected life for many. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: 2020 showed the best and worst in humanity

A wide range of responses and emotions could be seen over the past 12 months

  • Dec 29, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with physical distancing measures and other directives, affected life for many. (Black Press file photo)
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)

Dyer: Balancing variable solar and wind energy

Kristy Dyer has a background in art and physics and consulted for Silicon Valley

  • Dec 29, 2020
Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators and traditionally to do other work, like milling or pumping. (Contributed)
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LETTER: Diversity in movies has been mandated

Dear Editor: Re: COLUMN: Adding diversity to light holiday movies (Summerland Review,…

  • Dec 29, 2020
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The Morning Star’s former editor Glenn Mitchell published more than 100 of a local photographer’s nature photos. (Carla Hunt Photography)

Okanagan photographer remembers Glenn Mitchell

Longtime newspaper editor published more than 100 of nature photographers images

The Morning Star’s former editor Glenn Mitchell published more than 100 of a local photographer’s nature photos. (Carla Hunt Photography)
Linear Park’s wide, paved walkway is used by many, including bicyclists, dogs, walkers and runners. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan park pup approved

Letter from Lexxi the Labradoodle

Linear Park’s wide, paved walkway is used by many, including bicyclists, dogs, walkers and runners. (Morning Star file photo)
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)

Okanagan man makes a difference at Christmas

Columnist Carole Fawcett shines light on Good Samaritan

  • Dec 25, 2020
One Okanagan man bought and delivered enough food for 10 Christmas dinners for families and individuals in need. (Bruce Shouldice photo)