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OPINION: The age of killer drones

By Gwynne Dyer Commercially available quadcopter drones carrying small amounts of explosives…

  • Nov 26, 2021
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Letters to the Editor

Seniors Dinner 2021 cancelled; The time to act is now

  • Nov 19, 2021
Voltaire once said that we ought to judge a person by the questions they ask rather than by the answers they give, because asking the right question is the answer.

Learning again to ask beautiful questions

Faith is not so much about finding the right answers; faith is about learning to ask the right questions

  • Nov 19, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Pictured is the former Sumas Lake, which was drained in 1923-24 to make way for farmland. The lake has recently returned as a result of flooding in Abbotsford and the Sumas Prairie. (Photo via Facebook - Eric Brighton, Lost Kootenays - BC Archives)

OPINION: Dear humans: Mother Nature is mad

Are these unprecedented weather events a product of our own doing?

Pictured is the former Sumas Lake, which was drained in 1923-24 to make way for farmland. The lake has recently returned as a result of flooding in Abbotsford and the Sumas Prairie. (Photo via Facebook - Eric Brighton, Lost Kootenays - BC Archives)
This Remembrance Day, November 11, 2021, marks 103 years since the end of the Great War, and 100 years since the poppy was adopted in this country and others as a symbol of remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The poppy: 100 years as a symbol of rebirth and remembrance

This Remembrance Day, November 11, 2021, marks 103 years since the end…

This Remembrance Day, November 11, 2021, marks 103 years since the end of the Great War, and 100 years since the poppy was adopted in this country and others as a symbol of remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
André and Magda Trocmé

Remembering and Honouring Peacemakers

Rev. Yme Woensdregt This is a story which took place during World…

  • Nov 9, 2021
André and Magda Trocmé
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

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Volcanoes, tsunamis and risk

By Gwynne Dyer ‘Don’t bother your pretty head about it’ is the…

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Pictured is the late Ray Demarchi, who was a notable Kootenay Region wildlife biologist and BC’s Chief of Wildlife. Submitted file.

A personal tribute to Ray Demarchi

Rob Neil and Bill Hanlon On September 28, 2021, Ray Demarchi passed…

  • Oct 8, 2021
Pictured is the late Ray Demarchi, who was a notable Kootenay Region wildlife biologist and BC’s Chief of Wildlife. Submitted file.
Cranbrook History Centre file.

It happened this week in 1914

Items compiled from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

  • Oct 8, 2021
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Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo

OPINION: The symphony is back

Review on recent Symphony of the Kootenays concert

Pictured above: Evan Bueckert served as guest conductor of the Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, Feb. 2. 2019. Lyle Grisedale photo
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OPINION: How the Bible works

Rev. Yme Woensdregt I’ve written about this before, and then I had…

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Cranbrook Library

COLUMN: At the Library

At the Library Cranbrook Public Library By: Mike Selby The Library is…

  • Oct 1, 2021
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The Orange Shirt Day T-shirt designed by Kayodi Dickson-Camilleri, a student of the Porter Creek Secondary FADS program. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

OPINION: Wearing orange: A “good samaritan” act

Rev. Yme Woensdregt Phyllis Webstad, of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, tells…

  • Oct 1, 2021
The Orange Shirt Day T-shirt designed by Kayodi Dickson-Camilleri, a student of the Porter Creek Secondary FADS program. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Parable of the Good Samaritan by Balthasar van Cortbemde (1647) shows the Good Samaritan tending the injured man while the Levite and priest are also shown in the distance.

Good Samaritans transform the world

Yme Woensdregt Jesus’ parable about the Good Samaritan is one of his…

  • Sep 24, 2021
Parable of the Good Samaritan by Balthasar van Cortbemde (1647) shows the Good Samaritan tending the injured man while the Levite and priest are also shown in the distance.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OPINION: The more things change, the more they stay the same

There’s a climactic scene at the end of the first act of…

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld