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Moving from a time of dislocation

Woensdregt: Moving from a time of dislocation

Yme Woensdregt This column is part of a series about moving out…

  • Jul 2, 2021
Moving from a time of dislocation
Hugs & Slugs

Cool things down with some Hugs & Slugs

Hugs: To the lady making and handing out the “sunchatchers of appreciation”…

Hugs & Slugs
The Psalms, Walter Brueggemann says, help the faithful community pray through three different conditions of human life—orientation, disorientation, and new orientation.

Woensdregt: ‘Orientation, disorientation, and new orientation’

Yme Woensdregt In 1985, Walter Brueggemann, one of the foremost Old Testament…

  • Jun 25, 2021
The Psalms, Walter Brueggemann says, help the faithful community pray through three different conditions of human life—orientation, disorientation, and new orientation.
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The Fascists Really Are Coming (in the US)

The changing demography of the U.S. means that the Republicans will lose almost every election in the future if they don’t seize power now.

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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Left to right: Doug Ford, Jason Kenney, Brian Pallister (photos via Wikipedia)

Pollster paints a perilous premier picture

As we know, our friends at Angus Reid Polling like to take…

Left to right: Doug Ford, Jason Kenney, Brian Pallister (photos via Wikipedia)
The Groundhog (Marmota monax): Day after day, over and over, we ask ourselves the same question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Why we’re using “Groundhog Day” incorrectly as a metaphor

“Groundhog Day:” Not just for February 2, but every day

The Groundhog (Marmota monax): Day after day, over and over, we ask ourselves the same question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
Pictured are Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall. The husband and wife duo owns and operates Cutter Ranch in Fort Steele. (Zoe Ferguson Photo)
Pictured are Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall. The husband and wife duo owns and operates Cutter Ranch in Fort Steele. (Zoe Ferguson Photo)
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The auto and the bike: A paean to them both

One becomes an extension of one’s self. The other offers the sensation of flight.

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Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada

COLUMN: Conservatives call on Liberals to withdraw internet bill

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison writes about Bill C-10

  • Jun 10, 2021
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. Photo courtesy Conservative Party of Canada
Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.

The long, agonizing end of a Cranbrook heritage building

The City of Cranbrook’s order to complete the demolition of structures, such…

Building the extension to the St. Eugene Hospital, August, 1912. Photo courtesy Cranbrook History Centre and Archives.
Hugs and Slugs

A batch of Hugs and Slugs to welcome June

Slugs to the commuters, especially the pickup trucks, taking 13th Ave S…

Hugs and Slugs
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Kamloops Indian Residential School, circa 1930. COURTESY ARCHIVES DESCHÂTELETS-NDC, RICHELIEU

Woensdregt: On a dark piece of our history

215 children in an unmarked and forgotten mass grave

  • May 31, 2021
The Kamloops Indian Residential School, circa 1930. COURTESY ARCHIVES DESCHÂTELETS-NDC, RICHELIEU
Pictured are Kye Kocher (left), Laura-Leigh McKenzie (right) and their baby Ambrose. Kocher and McKenzie are the owners and operators of Corner Veggies, a market garden located in Jaffray, BC. (Submitted file)

Farm life: A life change, with nature as your guide

A chat with Corner Veggies, a market garden in Jaffray

Pictured are Kye Kocher (left), Laura-Leigh McKenzie (right) and their baby Ambrose. Kocher and McKenzie are the owners and operators of Corner Veggies, a market garden located in Jaffray, BC. (Submitted file)
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Emotions in a pandemic: Wallow if you need to

We must allow ourselves all these feelings, so they don’t build up and come out in inappropriate ways

  • May 27, 2021
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Woensdregt: What’s so great about perfection?

Perfectionism is a savage god. It demands a physical cost, a social cost, a personal cost

  • May 20, 2021
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Gwynne Dyer: Falling birthrate, rising dependency rate

Don’t worry, there will be robots to care for us at age 125

  • May 20, 2021
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Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup— Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo courtesy Weed Warrior Frank.

The Weed Warrior returns, with a technique for dandelion pancakes

It is mid-May, 2021. A week ago, I pulled the last bag…

  • May 19, 2021
Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup— Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo courtesy Weed Warrior Frank.
The image used for the cover of PRISM's fourth album, "Young and Restless." Photo taken by Fred Herzog.

In search of the Young and Restless

The desired photo for PRISM’s fourth album sparked a desparate hunt for the anonymous spirit of youth

  • May 18, 2021
The image used for the cover of PRISM's fourth album, "Young and Restless." Photo taken by Fred Herzog.