Fraud a win for food banks?
A growing social media movement has all the support of Kelowna’s top food bank official. Lenetta Parry said if you cash in from the Loblaws’ price-fixing scandal, you’re more than welcome to donate to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
PM gets earful from Kelowna chamber
Kelowna’s business leaders say they’re optimistic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting the message that proposed tax changes are happening too quickly and too broadly.
Trudeau goes out talking tax
Only the wealthiest Canadians able to max out their tax-free savings accounts and their retirement savings plans will pay more tax if the federal government’s proposed changes are adopted, the prime minister said Thursday in Kelowna.
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It's time to incentivize voting in Canada
Much will be made about the pathetic voter turnout during Saturday’s municipal elections. Perhaps the most important election we vote in — the one that impacts us most directly — came and went with a paltry 32 per cent voter turnout in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Penticton was slightly lower.
Loss of dad felt especially at Christmastime
Little Lincoln doesn’t know it, but he’s holding his family together. The 18-month-old boy bounces around the house, doing all he can to make mom Jenny and big brother Tyler smile. “Lincoln is a little ham,” Jenny said. “He’s got this little crazy laugh when he thinks things are funny. . . . He’s our glue.”
Social media astorm over Calgary tornado
Really, a tornado warning and funnel clouds are exactly what social media was built for. When a twister threatened Calgary, everyone took out their smartphones and opened up Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, pointed their cameras at the sky and waited.
BRICS are so last season
According to French credit body Coface, the world’s emerging economies are to be found in nations like Peru, Philippines, Indonesia, Colombia and Sri Lanka. “After 10 years of frenetic growth” the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa “are slowing down sharply,” said a report released by Coface on Tuesday.
Would a cheese by any other name smell as stinky?
Cheese became an unlikely issue as the United States and EU hammered out trade agreements, with European negotiators saying you can only buy Parmesan in Parma, Cheddar in England and Brie in France.
Sochi may be the safest place in Russia during the Winter Olympics (Q&A)
Sochi is probably the safest place in Russia these days. While that may be welcome news for Olympians, it’s probably bad news for Russians elsewhere. GlobalPost spoke to Mark Galeotti, a global affairs professor at New York University who's written extensively about Russia and its security apparatus.