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Barron: Vinyl records making a comeback

Remember the days when getting a new record was an event?

 

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Arendt: Coping with 1,116 pages of the democratic process

Lengthy agenda packages are cumbersome, but also a sign of government transparency

 

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. Photo: Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News

Barron: Will the world ever be the same again?

I’ve heard many people say that they can’t ever see themselves in a crowded room

 

Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: So, moms and dads, is Spring Break breaking you, too?

You can only achieve balance by dropping balls on both sides

Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)

Simpson: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at the same address for 43 years, I have not

The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)
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Simpson: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

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An infographic from the UK government that was pulled after being declared sexist and sending an outdated message about women’s roles. (Photo credit: UK Government)

Roden: What might have been, and what needs to be seen

The images we see — or don’t see — around us can have a profound influence on our lives

An infographic from the UK government that was pulled after being declared sexist and sending an outdated message about women’s roles. (Photo credit: UK Government)
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Simpson: Training for snowball fights best done in socks

It’s odd the things our kids do to make us proud

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The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Keep coming back with love

It wasn’t the 50-person wedding they’d wanted, but you know what? It was all they needed.

The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)
A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: The terrible tasty tablenog tradition

Let’s hope this is one holiday custom that doesn’t stick

A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Whitney: 10 great Christmas movies everyone needs to see

Some are well known, others are hidden gems.

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Harrop: How will we describe pandemic life in years to come?

Comparisons to World War II come close, but there are significant differences between then and now.

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Sarah Simpson column: Exploring the joys of a junk drawer

Everything you don’t need, and a few things you do

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An act of kindness goes a long way

‘This woman, this nurse so obviously cares and is so unlike the people I most often write about’

  • Nov 5, 2020
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Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Snakes and Ladders full of ups and downs

Board games produce big feelings in little people

Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Election excitemezzzzzz

The provincial election campaign has been something of a snooze until now

Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)

COLUMN: COVID-19 statistics are the stories of people

This pandemic is ultimately about people, not just about numbers

COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)                                COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)

COLUMN: International politics gets in the way of a good night’s sleep

Survey suggests one in four British Columbians is awake at night because of U.S. politics

A recent study showed nearly one in four British Columbians is kept awake because of U.S. politics. (Wikimedia)
My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: U-pick a family favourite adventure

The other weekend my son insisted he join me in running out…

My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)