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Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: Maple Leaf Foods owed no duty of care to Mr. Sub Franchisees

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Nov 20, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Let’s practice compassion and perhaps the world could be a gentler place amid these trying time. (K-J Millar - The Northern View)

COLUMN: COVID-19 creating a heartless society?

Now is not the time to ‘should’ on each other

Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)

Many veterans have repeated messages about the importance of preventing another war

There’s a picture in our files at the Summerland Review showing a…

Summerland’s Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. (Summerland Review file photo)
(Vancouver Renewable Energy Coop photo)

HOLM: Renewable Natural Gas

Margaret Holm is a new columnist writing about solutions to global warming

  • Nov 10, 2020
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Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: When does an expert lack impartiality, independence?

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Nov 4, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
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Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.

Honouring our veterans today and every day

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day

  • Nov 2, 2020
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: RCMP’s pension violated job-sharing officers charter rights

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Oct 30, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
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COLUMN: Voting by itself is not enough

Not all countries with elections are strong democracies

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Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)

Kootnekoff: $1 M damage award for loss of LTIP payout in constructive dismissal case

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Oct 16, 2020
Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, an Okanagan based-law practice, and provides Kelowna Capital News with weekly stories from the world of local, national and international law. (Contributed)
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Oct 2, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes for B.C.’s worker’s compensation system
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 30, 2020
Kootnekoff: COVID-19 not necessarily a concern for all
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)
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 22, 2020
Kootnekoff: Employment standards variances in Alberta
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Sep 11, 2020
Kootnekoff: Keeping a lid on French Immersion in Western Canada
A Frugal Fall challenge means limiting spending outside of set bills to $50 a week, including gas and groceries. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Budget challenge No. 2, Frugal Fall

Starting Sept. 1 and ending Nov. 30, I will spend only $50 a week outside of bills

A Frugal Fall challenge means limiting spending outside of set bills to $50 a week, including gas and groceries. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)
People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

COLUMN: The purpose of a non-medical mask

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, non-medical masks are becoming a more common sight

People wear face masks as they walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Sunday, August 16, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(Photo: flickr.com/photos/jhandbell)

COLUMN: Rediscovering the joy of snail mail

My children reacquainted themselves with pen pals as well as sending artwork to Grandma and Grandpa

  • Sep 2, 2020
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Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation

Susan Kootnekoff is the founder of Inspire Law, her diverse legal career spans over 20 years

  • Aug 28, 2020
Kootnekoff: Changes to Alberta Employment Standards and Labour Relations legislation
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)