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Hong Kong: What went wrong?

Gwynne Dyer “We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin…

  • May 29, 2020

Trusting God in a pandemic

Yme Woensdregt Stop me if you’ve heard this one. (OK, you can’t…

  • May 29, 2020

The Weed Warrior: an invasive weed, new to the East Kootenay

Wild Parsnip is a plant that most of us don’t want to have a Close Encounter of any Kind with

  • May 29, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

May 24 - 30: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

Farm life: lessons learned while working from home

It’s important to slow down, be kind to one another, and enjoy the little moments in life

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Trudeau on U.S. unrest: 'Racism is real'

Taking the Auspices: What’s in a Murmuration?

This is the most wonderful time of year, if you ask me.…

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light — a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

The Capacity for Amazement

Yme Woensdregt When I was in seminary many decades ago, studying to…

  • May 22, 2020

Boiling Frogs and Tropical Storms

Gwynne Dyer I’ve never really believed the story climate crusaders tell to…

  • May 22, 2020

The Weed Warrior: Do as the Romans did: Feast on Dandelions

Last year, after my Dandelion Article was published in the Cranbrook Townsman…

  • May 21, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

Week May 17 - 23: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the…

  • May 21, 2020

The Battle of Texel Island

75 years ago, Canadian soldiers witnessed the last European Battle of World War II - two weeks after VE Day

  • May 18, 2020

It happened this week in 1913

May 10 - 16: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • May 15, 2020

The Fantasy Life of Jordan Goudreau

Gwynne Dyer It’s hard being born Canadian if your ambition is to…

  • May 14, 2020

The Healing Power of Laughter

Yme Woensdregt Last week, I wrote about my personal journey into and…

  • May 14, 2020

Farm life: a letter to Mother Nature

A few months ago, I came across an Instagram influencer named ‘Pattie…

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Is a shuttered library a sign of an impending apocalypse?

More and more, I find myself missing the Public Library. I know…