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Author: David Wylie

Plugged in: Window in the classroom

Virtual portfolios help connect parents I’m sitting on the couch beside my son and daughter. We’re watching a video on my phone of my daughter Miya inline skating with her classmates before scrolling down to watch her perform a puppet show for her class. “I wanted to bring the puppets home, but I couldn’t,” says my eight-year-old, with disappointment in her voice like only a child can muster. She looks up at me, smiles, and says, “It makes me happy you can watch.” We then look at pictures of my son’s drawings. “It’s cool,” he says about the app....

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Feature: Okanagan POTibilities

Cultivating the cannabis industry The business of legalizing marijuana is creating a buzz in the Okanagan. Whether you call it pot, weed or Mary Jane, cannabis becomes legal across Canada on July 1, 2018, when the federal government officially enacts Bill C-45. The new cannabis law will end almost 100 years of prohibition. Expect the weed scene to become as mainstream as the bar scene. People will smoke different sativa and indica strains with catchy names like Pineapple Express, Blue Dream and Super Silver Haze. Buds and confectionaries will sell online and through retail. The machine of legalization will...

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