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Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cosmic Unconditional Love

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Jul 23, 2021
Coun. Juluis Bloomfield

Opinion: Performance bonds needed on supportive housing

Julius Bloomfield is a member of Penticton City Council

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

COLUMN: Income Tax Act amendment promotes fairness

Bill C-208 brings an important change to sales of farms and small businesses

  • Jul 14, 2021
FILE - In this Thursday, July 1, 2021 file photo, a wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, during record high temperatures. According to a study released on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada “was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change” which also added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing warmth. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Opinion: Lytton was a wake-up call for the climate crisis

‘I’m hoping that the silver lining in the black cloud of last week’s heatwave is a new sense of urgency’

  • Jul 9, 2021
FILE - In this Thursday, July 1, 2021 file photo, a wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, during record high temperatures. According to a study released on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, the deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada “was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change” which also added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing warmth. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Changes at the international border

Restrictions easing at Canada-U.S. border

  • Jul 7, 2021
Dan Albas
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: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

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

  • Jul 6, 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)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Black Press File Photo

Paddle boarding – it’s not for everyone

Most paddlers appear to be slender and fit

Black Press File Photo
Flags fly at half mast at Pen-High and all school properties across SD67 out of respect of the 215 children's graves found at the Kamloops residential school. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Opinion: This Canada Day, let’s reflect on what the path forward looks like

For too long our government has been complacent on safety, dignity, rights of Indigenous peoples

  • Jul 1, 2021
Flags fly at half mast at Pen-High and all school properties across SD67 out of respect of the 215 children's graves found at the Kamloops residential school. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Westminster Avenue from Power Street to Highway 97 is a canopy of green with sturdy elms that burst into plumes of green. (Dianne Bersea photo)

Opinion: Look up to see Penticton’s urban forest, a valuable asset

The best street is Westminster Avenue where towering elms create a canopy of green

  • Jun 30, 2021
Westminster Avenue from Power Street to Highway 97 is a canopy of green with sturdy elms that burst into plumes of green. (Dianne Bersea photo)
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)

COLUMN: I didn’t win the Lotto Max jackpot

Would life really be better with an additional $70 million?

Two Lotto Max tickets sold on Vancouver Island were winners, though nobody won the $70-million jackpot in Tuesday’s draw. (BCLC image)
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Contemplating a summer election

MP Dan Albas ponders the possibility of a federal election call before September

Dan Albas
Dan Albas
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: Access to justice and residential schools in Canada

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

  • Jun 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)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Cancer Season

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Jun 21, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
No dental coverage for low income Canadians. (File photo)

OPINION: Penticton MP’s proposal for universal dental coverage rejected

One in 3 Canadians have no dental coverage, with COVID making it even worse

  • Jun 17, 2021
No dental coverage for low income Canadians. (File photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Reopening the international border

Governments in Canada and the United States are working towards reopening plans for the border

  • Jun 17, 2021
Dan Albas
Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A glimpse into the art of drag

Within the art of drag, there are different niches and genres

  • Jun 16, 2021
Kayley Robb and her family met with some drag queens in Las Vegas in November 2019. (Contributed)
In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: The mystery of the time-travelling tourist

Was the man in a 1943 photograph checking his smart phone?

In 1927, swimmers enjoyed a day in the water at the CGIT and CSET Camp in Summerland. While none of the people in this photograph have smart phones, there is some debate about whether a beach image from the United Kingdom in 1943 shows a man using a smart phone. (Photograph courtesy of the Summerland Museum)