Ben Stewart

Stewart: Volunteers are the heart of our community

Anyone who has lived here will know just what makes it such a special place.

Stewart: A powerplay of another kind played out at Royal LePage

I contributed an old piece of electronic equipment to promote recycling.

Stewart: Sharing our own good fortune with others at Christmas

Christmas is a time to enjoy the company of your loved ones. It’s also a time for good deeds and to help others however you can.

Stewart: Wastewater treatment pace setter

I couldn’t help but reflect on the advances we’ve made up to and including the Westside Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Stewart: Upgrading of Westside Road continues to be a priority for transportation ministry

Westside Road was never intended for the amount of traffic it now receives.

Stewart: B.C. still the best destination

, I often meet with local stakeholders. Locals know better than anyone what’s happening and what matters to the local economy.

Stewart: Retinal surgery a no go here

It’s simply not feasible for KGH to offer every conceivable surgical procedure—especially when it’s available 150 kilometres away.

Stewart: The day after: What happens after a flood

Spring has come, bringing with it warmer temperatures—and, unfortunately, spring floods.

Stewart: Writing out the proper prescription for health care system

Whether to regulate their blood pressure, manage arthritis, or combat clinical depression, many British Columbians rely on prescriptions.

Stewart: Being mindful of the taxpayer

There’s an old saying among politicians that “there’s only one taxpayer.”

Stewart: The future West Kelowna health centre

One of the most rewarding roles an MLA can play is helping get things done.

Stewart: Moving quickly on metal theft

You may have noticed a recent news item regarding some $10,000 worth of copper power cable that was stolen from a Kelowna business.

Stewart: Elected officials work for you

For many people, the start of a new year is a time to reflect on what did and did not go well in the previous 12 months.

Stewart: Happy to return to the friendly constituency confines

After three months of legislative session in Victoria, there’s no denying it’s good to be back home.

Stewart: Website open season for open government

Sometimes, the most effective and beneficial changes governments can make are actually quite simple.

Stewart: Tapping into the opportunity to attract more foreign students

The B.C. Jobs Plan, announced in stages last week by Premier Christy Clark, is quite comprehensive.

Stewart: Triathlon is a race we should all get behind

Last weekend, I had the privilege of handing out awards at the Pushor-Mitchell Apple Triathlon.

No summer downtime for busy Liberal politicians

One of the questions I’m often asked is: “What do politicians do in the summer?”

Stewart: The pro-business argument behind supporting the HST

Hopefully by next week—pending a resolution of the Canada Post labour dispute—the majority of British Columbians will start to receive their HST referendum ballots.

Stewart: Stick man vs. straw man at heart of HST debate

By now, hopefully, you’ve received the HST Voters’ Guide in the mail.