Steve Thomson

Thomson: Get outdoors, but think of the critters

Summer is a great time for people to get out into the great outdoors. It also means sharing these outdoor spaces with wildlife.

Thomson: Strong tourist season just getting started

As you start to think about your own summer travel plans, consider ‘staycationing’ to explore British Columbia’s varied regions.

Thomson: Run For The Cure…and get a mammogram

This year an estimated 3,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in B.C.—a national leader in cancer prevention and treatment.

Thomson: Training grants from B.C. gov’t

Training grant helps set B.C. students up for success

Thomson: Small business the engine of provincial economy

Small businesses are the engine of our provincial economy.

Thomson: Sign up you or your loved ones for regular mammograms

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure goes this Sunday, Oct. 4 at City Park in Kelowna.

Thomson: B.C. is ready for its close-up thanks to more movie jobs

B.C.’s motion picture industry supports approximately 20,000 direct and indirect quality jobs, many of them right here in the Okanagan.

Thomson: Continued diligence needed on fire safety

Smoke is filling the skies, even in parts of B.C. that don’t normally see much fire activity.

Another hot dry summer in the Okanagan

With Kelowna in a heat wave, it's important to manage water use.

Thomson: Another hot, dry summer in the Okanagan

Because of low snowpacks, early melt and the driest May on record, some regions in B.C. are experiencing earliest drought ever.

Thomson: Licence revenue to benefit anglers

The total amount to be transferred to the society for 2015-16 will be approximately $10 million.

Thomson: B.C.’s rich heritage worth supporting

Heritage Week poses a great opportunity to explore and understand the historic significance of some of Kelowna's heritage buildings.

Thomson: Expanding future markets for B.C. wood

On a personal note, I’d like to recognize the contributions of Ross Gorman. He was known as much for philanthropy as business acumen.

Thomson: Busy time in the Legislature and constituency

I am grateful for the opportunity to not only represent my Kelowna-Mission constituents, but manage an interesting and dynamic portfolio.

Thomson: August is ‘staycation’ month in B.C.

Perhaps most importantly, staycations support our local economies.

Thomson: A safe summer equals a great summer

Sometimes when we’re caught up in the fun of summer…we forget about the dangers that exist in our forests and on our waters.

Thomson: Post-secondary education options for British Columbians

MLA's Report: Skills training for jobs that fit the person and B.C.'s growing economy.

Thomson: Take responsibility for managing your good heart health

There are lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Thomson: Okanagan athletes inspire our Olympic spirit

There are events happening across the province and ways to get involved in the Olympic spirit right here in the Okanagan.

Thomson: Season of love, compassion, community, gratitude

As you look for gifts for your loved ones, remember to look at some of the great local vendors we have right here in the Okanagan.