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A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: In search of Jell-O salad, old music and vintage clothing

The world has changed considerably in recent decades

 

Dan Albas

COLUMN: Considering the effects of stimulus spending

MP Dan Albas questions the need for stimulus spending now that the labour market has recovered

  • Jan 19, 2022

 

There is no shortage of reading material as traditional publishers, small publishing houses, self-publishing and other options allow authors to express their views. (File Photo)

COLUMN: The freedom to make one’s voice heard

Plenty of options mean unpopular views need not be silenced

 

Dan Albas

COLUMN: Opposition to proposed home equity tax

MP Dan Albas considers effect of proposed annual tax

  • Jan 13, 2022
Dan Albas
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Determining the balance of the Employment Insurance account

Premiums could increase in 2022 and again in 2023

  • Jan 5, 2022
Dan Albas
Dan Albas
This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Planning for a post-pandemic future

The world after COVID-19 will not be the same as it was before

This is the time to choose the world we want after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. (Pixabay.com)
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE

Column: Science gets a new telescope for Christmas

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch a new era of research

  • Dec 26, 2021
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, lifts off at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. As the world tuned in on Christmas morning to see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope liftoff, Canadian scientists who played a crucial part in its creation were emotionally admiring the successful launch of their historical contribution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE
(Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Taking time to slow down

Jim Kedge of Summerland Alliance Church reflects on the the fast pace of life around Christmas

  • Dec 25, 2021
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Laura Shaw with son Caleb, Jabcob and niece Emily Davison give out apples during a previous ‘Bethlehem Star’ production at the Emmanuel Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Bethlehem Christmas, many years later

Rev. Guna Vaddadi of St. Stephen Anglican Church in Summerland examines Christmas in Bethlehem

  • Dec 25, 2021
Laura Shaw with son Caleb, Jabcob and niece Emily Davison give out apples during a previous ‘Bethlehem Star’ production at the Emmanuel Church on Sunday. (Black Press file photo)
A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)

COLUMN: A too-perfect scene during the festive season

The description of a picture-perfect family setting might have been flawed

A Christmas cared from Richard ‘Dick’ Palmer and his wife Marjorie shows their home at the Summerland Research Station. Dick Palmer was the superintendent at the station from 1932 to 1953. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: MPs in House of Commons worked together to pass bill

Private member’s bill on bereavement benefits required team effort

  • Dec 22, 2021
Dan Albas
Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)

Get Outdoors! And celebrate the sun

The Winter Solstice begins Dec. 21, meaning the days will be getting longer and nights shorter

Columnist Roseanne Van Ee says it’s time to celebrate the sun as the days will soon be getting longer with the arrival of Winter Solstice on Dec. 21. (Pixabay.com)
Holiday celebrations often include special meals and foods. (Pixabay.com photo)

COLUMN: Food a part of many holiday traditions

Delicious meals showcased during the festive season

  • Dec 18, 2021
Holiday celebrations often include special meals and foods. (Pixabay.com photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Examining the federal government’s fiscal update

A fiscal update provides an opportunity for the government to reveal our fiscal status

  • Dec 15, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Help during challenging circumstances

Earlier this week many saw the media headline “Trudeau announces Boycott of…

  • Dec 9, 2021
Dan Albas
Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Disaster relief funding may not be enough

MP Dan Albas questions the existing structure of federal assistance for affected communities

  • Dec 1, 2021
Dan Albas
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The crew had performed all planned tasks during the fifth astronaut visit to the telescope. (NASA photo)
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This kind of telescope is probably out of the budget of the regular astronomer. (NASA)

Column: Christmas shopping for the astronomer

There are many different telescopes and binoculars now on the market

  • Nov 28, 2021
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The crew had performed all planned tasks during the fifth astronaut visit to the telescope. (NASA photo)
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts over Earth after its release in 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This kind of telescope is probably out of the budget of the regular astronomer. (NASA)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Considering in-person or hybrid Parliament meetings

MP Dan Albas addresses choice of whether MPs need to be present in the House of Commons for debates

  • Nov 24, 2021
Dan Albas