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COLUMN: Virtual gatherings during the pandemic

Video conferences bring friends and family together in a time of physical distancing

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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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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’
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
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