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Dan Albas

COLUMN: Ongoing changes to federal assistance

Initial announcements have been modified during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 15, 2020
Dan Albas
Opinion: Thank you, together we can get through

Opinion: Thank you, together we can get through

Thanks for staying at home as much as possible, thinking of others as we combat this terrible virus

  • Apr 9, 2020
Opinion: Thank you, together we can get through
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Local journalism more important than ever before

Response to recent farm worker situation was concerning

Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Responding with the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

Support available for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 1, 2020
Dan Albas
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COLUMN: Summerland council taking stock of its finances in wake of COVID-19

Municipality must examine effect of pandemic on budget items

  • Mar 31, 2020
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COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

  • Mar 30, 2020
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COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020
COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic
COLUMN: Help is on the way during the COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMN: Help is on the way during the COVID-19 pandemic

Federal government has approved funding to help those affected during pandemic

  • Mar 25, 2020
COLUMN: Help is on the way during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

Kootnekoff: 8 basic employment law concepts during times of mass hysteria
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s government is taking steps to help Canadians as they cope with the effects of the pandemic

  • Mar 20, 2020
Dan Albas
Visitors can find decor, tools and advice at the Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show in May.

COLUMN: The challenge of growing a garden

When I was growing up, I spent countless hours in my grandparents’ huge garden

  • Mar 20, 2020
Visitors can find decor, tools and advice at the Grays Harbor Home and Garden Show in May.
COLUMN: COVID-19 is now a pandemic

COLUMN: COVID-19 is now a pandemic

There are now confirmed 93 cases of COVID-19 in Canada

  • Mar 11, 2020
COLUMN: COVID-19 is now a pandemic
Mom had style. (Submitted)

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

She died from ovarian cancer in her mid 40s soon after I was born

Mom had style. (Submitted)
COLUMN: Coping with the emerging COVID-19 health risk

COLUMN: Coping with the emerging COVID-19 health risk

VIRUS has been declared as a public health emergency

COLUMN: Coping with the emerging COVID-19 health risk
COLUMN: Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits

COLUMN: Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits

One of the challenges, with so many different events occurring in Ottawa,…

  • Feb 26, 2020
COLUMN: Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

BOOKS                                John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, and John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Day of the Triffids, have both been on school curriculums. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson