Opinion

A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part one

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 6, 2022
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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COLUMN: The strength of an effective local government

These seven individual members became a strong team

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The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. Today, in communities around British Columbia and beyond, housing prices are high and supply is low. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Coping with the high cost of housing

Limited supply and high prices affect everyone

  • Sep 5, 2022
The Barclay House on Victoria Road South in Summerland is the oldest continuously inhabited home in Summerland. Today, in communities around British Columbia and beyond, housing prices are high and supply is low. (Black Press file photo)
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)
Artists' rendering of the future LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.

Uzelman: Federal Government is saying no to request for LNG?

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 1, 2022
Artists' rendering of the future LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Virgo season is here

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Aug 29, 2022
Wild Sky Sisters
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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Okanagan Humane Society: Helping pets and people is what they do

A column by the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Aug 25, 2022
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Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: Poilievre, anointed to lead?

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Aug 23, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

EDITORIAL: Hot weather plans needed

The heat this summer and last summer has been unusual

  • Aug 23, 2022
Rotary Beach and other Summerland beaches have been busy during the recent warm summer temperatures. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The statue of Egerton Ryerson was a prominent feature at the campus that bore his name, Today, the statue is gone and the school has been named Toronto Metropolitan University. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: The conflicted legacy of a Canadian educator

University in Toronto no longer bears name of Egerton Ryerson

The statue of Egerton Ryerson was a prominent feature at the campus that bore his name, Today, the statue is gone and the school has been named Toronto Metropolitan University. (Wikimedia Commons)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

EDITORIAL: Wildfire season is heating up

Recent increase in wildfire activity is cause for concern

  • Aug 11, 2022
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up in areas surrounding the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
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TAYLOR: It’s time to quit pretending

Column by Lake Country resident Jim Taylor

  • Aug 9, 2022
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Not Jim’s kitten (Pixabay)

TAYLOR: Cleaning up after an 8-week kitten

Column by Lake Country resident Jim Taylor

  • Aug 9, 2022
Not Jim’s kitten (Pixabay)
Society for Learning in Retirement program participants (from left) Pat Maki, Ev Volk, Joanne Lund and Donn Watt check out some books available from the society's library resource. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Never to old to learn: Study groups available for Okanagan seniors

Society for Learning in Retirement offers fall lineup of courses

  • Aug 7, 2022
Society for Learning in Retirement program participants (from left) Pat Maki, Ev Volk, Joanne Lund and Donn Watt check out some books available from the society's library resource. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)

Okanagan Humane Society inundated with animals in need

The charity is dealing with a historically high number of abandoned animals

  • Aug 4, 2022
The charity is caring for a number of kittens. (Okanagan Humane Society)