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An engraving by Levasseur after Jules-Elie Delaunay depicts the angel of death at the door during the 165 A.D. plague in Rome. (Wikimedia Commons under CC BY 4.0)

Moral malpractice and the future of faith

Yme Woensdregt Last week, I wrote about Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson’s ruling…

  • Apr 1, 2021
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It happened this week in 1914

March 28 – April 3: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Left to right: Prince William of the House of Windsor — the sexiest bald man in the world, apparently; Peter Garrett, lead singer of Midnight Oil (photo courtesy Thesupermat); Another random bald guy, angry he didn’t make the top 100.

The survey results that have shaken the bald community

Now folks, everyone knows that the balder a man is, the better…

at the library

At the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with some…

  • Mar 31, 2021
at the library
What is now Baker Park and the Mt. Baker RV campground (in purple). The entire site could be turned into a magnificent park and permanent festival and live music site. And it could be renamed to something other than “Baker.”

Joseph’s Prairie Park: Keeping it green downtown

Advocating for Baker Park and the RV campground to be re-imagined as a permanent green space and festival site, and to be renamed “Joseph’s Prairie Park”

What is now Baker Park and the Mt. Baker RV campground (in purple). The entire site could be turned into a magnificent park and permanent festival and live music site. And it could be renamed to something other than “Baker.”
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Being a Church in a Pandemic

Yme Woensdregt Earlier this year, three churches in the lower mainland brought…

  • Mar 25, 2021
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It happened this week in 1914

March 21 - 27: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Mar 25, 2021
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At the Cranbrook Public Library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with some…

  • Mar 24, 2021
At the Cranbrook Public Library
The light on the farm as of late has been something of a spectacle. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Spring is here

Sunday morning. I wake to my natural rhythm, no alarm to jolt…

The light on the farm as of late has been something of a spectacle. (Corey Bullock file)
At the library

What’s on at the Cranbrook Public Library

By Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with…

  • Mar 16, 2021
At the library
Barry Coulter photo

Jis’ Blue, God: A Pandemic Lament

Yme Woensdregt I wrote about this poem just over five years ago,…

  • Mar 16, 2021
Barry Coulter photo
The Cranbrook Royals were a senior men's AAA level ice hockey team that played in the Western International Hockey League from 1965 to 1987. The Royals won the Allan Cup as senior ice hockey champions of Canada in 1982.

When the Royals Reigned Supreme in Cranbrook

Anthony Dransfeld remembers the era of Cranbrook’s great senior hockey team

  • Mar 11, 2021
The Cranbrook Royals were a senior men's AAA level ice hockey team that played in the Western International Hockey League from 1965 to 1987. The Royals won the Allan Cup as senior ice hockey champions of Canada in 1982.
Detail of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Keeping the Riffraff in

Jesus tells all kinds of stories about God welcoming the riffraff, taking the side of the poor, feeding the hungry and loving the unlovable.

  • Mar 11, 2021
Detail of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Bull River lumber camp, circa 1914.

It happened this week in 1914

March 7 - 13: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Mar 11, 2021
Bull River lumber camp, circa 1914.
Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.

(Sigh) Remember to set your clocks forward

Once again we are forced to move our clocks ahead. Plus, a brief history of Daylight Savings Time in the East Kootenay

Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
The Cranbrook Public Library

What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby The Library is now open with extended hours (with some…

  • Mar 9, 2021
The Cranbrook Public Library
National Lampoon creator Doug Kenney

Booknotes: The uproarious career of the ‘funniest man in the room’

Mike Selby discusses the life and times of National Lampoon creator Doug Kenny

  • Mar 7, 2021
National Lampoon creator Doug Kenney
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. File photo

COMMONS CORNER: Challenging the government on vaccine availability and more

The first of a quarterly column from Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. File photo
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It happened this week in 1914

Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Mar 4, 2021
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