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COLUMN: Responding with the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy

Support available for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Apr 1, 2020

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

COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

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

  • Mar 30, 2020

COLUMN: Taking precautions during COVID-19 pandemic

Summerland Mayor Toni Boot urges community to practice social distancing

  • Mar 25, 2020

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

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

States of emergency have been declared with COVID-19 spread

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

COLUMN: The challenge of growing a garden

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

  • Mar 20, 2020

Kootnekoff: What is the duty of procedural fairness?

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

COLUMN: COVID-19 is now a pandemic

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

  • Mar 11, 2020

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’

Liam’s Lowdown: To the mom I never had

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

COLUMN: Coping with the emerging COVID-19 health risk

VIRUS has been declared as a public health emergency

Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

When is a resignation from a workplace valid?

COLUMN: Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits

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

  • Feb 26, 2020

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

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

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Canadian courts are increasingly scrutinizing proposed experts for potential biases

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

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

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

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

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto