Kelowna News Staff

Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversay March 31. Patient visits have been restricted to essential only in the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)

Kelowna’s good news year in review – July 2020

A look back at the good news stories of the month

Frank Phillips receives a visit from his wife Rena at Nanaimo Seniors Village on their 61st wedding anniversay March 31. Patient visits have been restricted to essential only in the COVID-19 pandemic. 
(Nanaimo News Bulletin photo)
City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic's effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna’s good news year in review – June 2020

A look back at the good news stories of the month

City councillor Loyal Wooldridge, together with other local businesses, launched a stimulus program to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic's effects. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Wendy Robinson and Chris Wallinger look on as the tapes are returned to Marion Baker. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media )

Kelowna’s good news year in review – May 2020

A look back at the good news from the month

Wendy Robinson and Chris Wallinger look on as the tapes are returned to Marion Baker. (Greg Sakaki - Black Press Media )
Kelowna firefighters on scene of an apartment fire on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Firefighters tend to apartment blaze along Gordon Drive

Two dogs were found safe inside the unit

Kelowna firefighters on scene of an apartment fire on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray has been named shadow minister for export promotion and international trade in the shadow cabinet unveiled by new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)

Central Okanagan MPs remain on shadow cabinet

Tracy Gray shadow minister for export promotion, international trade; Dan Albas moves to environment

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray has been named shadow minister for export promotion and international trade in the shadow cabinet unveiled by new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Photo submitted)
Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)

Westbank First Nation, Okanagan College ink new understanding

Longstanding tradition between two organizations continues

Westbank First Nations Chief Christopher Derickson (left) and Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton sign a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two groups, continuing a long tradition of helping one another. (Photo submitted)
Vehicle brings down light post on Westside Road Thursday evening

Vehicle brings down light post on Westside Road Thursday evening

Incident occurred at the intersection of Westside Rd. and Seena Rd. at 7:50 p.m.

Vehicle brings down light post on Westside Road Thursday evening
Morning Start: How long can humans hold their breath underwater?

Morning Start: How long can humans hold their breath underwater?

Your morning start for Thursday, May 2020.

Morning Start: How long can humans hold their breath underwater?
Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?

Susan Kootnekoff is a Kelowna barrister solicitor and a member of the B.C. and Alberta Bar

Kootnekoff: Is there a duty to disclose COVID-19?
Vehicle fire in a garage in the 200 block of Poplar Point Drive in Kelowna, B.C. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)

Vehicle goes up in smoke in Kelowna garage

Fire department on-scene in 200 block of Poplar Point Drive near Knox Mountain

Vehicle fire in a garage in the 200 block of Poplar Point Drive in Kelowna, B.C. (Photo - Daniel Taylor)
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
Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?

Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?

How to go about dealing with an organization that may be treating you unfair

Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?
Kootnekoff: Paid and protected leave proposed in B.C. for domestic violence victims

Kootnekoff: Paid and protected leave proposed in B.C. for domestic violence victims

The legislative amendments will assist employees impacted by ‘domestic or sexual violence’

Kootnekoff: Paid and protected leave proposed in B.C. for domestic violence victims
Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

When is a resignation from a workplace valid?

Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’
Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Canadian courts are increasingly scrutinizing proposed experts for potential biases

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings
Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

Being romantically involved with a coworker isn’t illegal but can be problematic

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances
Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration

Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration

What are the risks involved in fixed term employment contracts?

Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration
Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages

Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages

The popularity of social media gives rise to a whole new group of potential defamation claims

Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages
Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath

Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath

Imagine you have a very good case against a very large player

Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath
Kootnekoff: Insurer pays after egregious breach of good faith, denial of LTD benefits

Kootnekoff: Insurer pays after egregious breach of good faith, denial of LTD benefits

A B.C. Supreme Court rules against another long term disability provider

Kootnekoff: Insurer pays after egregious breach of good faith, denial of LTD benefits