The Olympics show us what we’re capable of

This ended up being my last column at Kelowna.com before I was made redundant, as the British say.

My point in the column was simply this: the Olympics were sold to us on the premise that the Games are all about  dreams and an awful lot of effort and resources have been marshaled to make those dreams come true. And now that we have seen what we and our governments are capable of when we really want something, there can be no excuses for not turning other dreams into reality, dreams like solving homelessness or making sure every child has a decent education.

Read my final Kelowna.com column

The Olympics turned out to be a common theme in my columns and my stories over the last few weeks. Here are some samplings:

Police descend on anti-Olympic speakers in Kelowna

Are police going too far in trying to protect the Olympics?

The Olympics aren’t worth giving up our values for

Local MLA tapped for Olympic duty

No Olympic freebies for Kelowna Mayor

My hate-love-hate relationship with the Olympics

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