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Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)

COLUMN: The measurements of a great nation

There are now more than 38 million people living in Canada

Canada now has a population of more than 38 million, including these members of the RCMP Musical Ride. (File photo)
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

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

  • Oct 2, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system
In the late 1930’s Hedy Lamarr was billed as ‘the world’s most beautiful woman.’ She was an actress. But during the Second World War, with a partner, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology. These methods were, not long ago, incorporated into Bluetooth and WIFI technology. In 2014 she was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. What do you think was her greatest contribution? - Photo Wikipedia

Every woman ages on the outside. Focus on more important things

“Don’t prioritize your looks my friend, they won’t last the journey.”

In the late 1930’s Hedy Lamarr was billed as ‘the world’s most beautiful woman.’ She was an actress. But during the Second World War, with a partner, developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology. These methods were, not long ago, incorporated into Bluetooth and WIFI technology. In 2014 she was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. What do you think was her greatest contribution? - Photo Wikipedia
Dan Albas

COLUMN: The effects of proroguing Parliament

Only four hours were allotted for debating $50 billion in deficit spending

  • Sep 30, 2020
Dan Albas
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

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

  • Sep 30, 2020
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all
Puzzle books, including the Where’s Waldo and I Spy series, are popular for all ages. (Pixabay)

COLUMN: Search and find books still popular at the library

Where’s Waldo and other picture puzzle books provide entertainment for all ages

  • Sep 30, 2020
Puzzle books, including the Where’s Waldo and I Spy series, are popular for all ages. (Pixabay)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Examining the federal speech from the throne

MP Dan Albas raises concerns about the latest throne speech from the House of Commons

  • Sep 28, 2020
Dan Albas
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

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

  • Sep 22, 2020
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

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

  • Sep 11, 2020
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada
People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Albas takes new role in shadow cabinet

MP is now Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change

  • Sep 9, 2020
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Protecting the privacy of Canadians

Personal information in the government is not as secure as it should be

  • Sep 2, 2020
Dan Albas
Summerland is seeking input on a proposal to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic Centre. (Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Public input necessary for community projects

Summerland council seeking input on two projects

  • Sep 2, 2020
Summerland is seeking input on a proposal to replace the aging Summerland Aquatic Centre. (Summerland Review file photo)
(Photo: flickr.com/photos/jhandbell)

COLUMN: Rediscovering the joy of snail mail

My children reacquainted themselves with pen pals as well as sending artwork to Grandma and Grandpa

  • Sep 2, 2020
(Photo: flickr.com/photos/jhandbell)
Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

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

  • Aug 28, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation
A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)

COLUMN: International politics gets in the way of a good night’s sleep

Survey suggests one in four British Columbians is awake at night because of U.S. politics

A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Why prorogue parliament?

The most common reason is for the government to outline a new or different direction

  • Aug 20, 2020
Dan Albas
Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld

Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld

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

  • Aug 17, 2020
Kootnekoff: Federal genetic non-discrimination legislation upheld
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Waiting for answers on COVID-19, benefits and WE charity

Recent questions raised in the House of Commons have not yet been answered

  • Aug 13, 2020
Dan Albas