Opinion

Wary of China, Taiwan calls for vigilance amid Ukraine escalation

Dyer on Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan, lessons for China

Gwynne Dyer Almost a month in, China is still being extremely coy…

  • Mar 25, 2022
Wary of China, Taiwan calls for vigilance amid Ukraine escalation
In the Greek language of the New Testament, we find the noun “pistis” or the verb “pisteuo,” which means “trust, loyalty, commitment, engagement”.

Woensdregt: What does it mean to believe?

By Yme Woensdregt A few weeks ago, I wrote about redefining faith.…

  • Mar 25, 2022
In the Greek language of the New Testament, we find the noun “pistis” or the verb “pisteuo,” which means “trust, loyalty, commitment, engagement”.
A highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)

Interpersonal communication keeps evolving

Masks really enhanced the way we relate to each other. What happens when the mandate is lifted?

A highly evolved mode of communication that will lift us as a society to a kinder, calmer, more empathetic level. (Photo courtesy Google)
Letters

LETTER: A strong forest sector is essential to B.C.’s strong economy

B.C.’s jobs minister recently addressed the issue of pandemic recovery in northern…

  • Mar 22, 2022
Letters
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

Robert’s column
Nuclear missiles

Ukraine’s nuclear mistake

Gwynne Dyer Would Vladimir Putin’s Russia have invaded Ukraine three weeks ago…

  • Mar 15, 2022
Nuclear missiles
“Melting Watch At The Moment Of First Explosion,” by Salvador Dali.

The Clock: A cruel bully, or kind and loving master?

I used to hate the changing of the clocks to and fro twice annually, but now I really dig it.

“Melting Watch At The Moment Of First Explosion,” by Salvador Dali.
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Woensdregt, on the nonproductive and fruitful life

I am learning that for me, it is more important to “be” than to “do”

  • Mar 11, 2022
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Ukrainian soldiers at a fortified checkpoint in the city of Zhytomyr. Photograph: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters

Ukraine: Moscow’s options after the pause

Gwynne Dyer Two weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, and still no ‘decapitation’…

  • Mar 10, 2022
Ukrainian soldiers at a fortified checkpoint in the city of Zhytomyr. Photograph: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters
Black Press media file photo

LETTER: To the public from Kootenay Boundary family physicians and nurse practitioners

“People in our communities are still becoming seriously ill with COVID, lives continue to be lost”

Black Press media file photo
Marcus Joel Borg (1942–2015): An American New Testament scholar and theologian. (Photo via Wikipedia)

Believing the Right Things and Being a Jerk

Rev. Yme Woensdregt One of my favourite quotations from Marcus Borg reads,…

  • Mar 4, 2022
Marcus Joel Borg (1942–2015): An American New Testament scholar and theologian. (Photo via Wikipedia)
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs & Slugs welcomes March

Hugs to Save-On-Foods for coming to the aid of my mother who…

Hugs & Slugs
Vladimir Putin

Is Vladimir Putin a madman on steroids?

Gwynne Dyer It was my wife Tina who noticed it first, a…

Vladimir Putin
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Photo of Ukrainian Canadian Congress Parliamentary Interns with former MP Wayne Stetski working in Ottawa. A number of them returned to Ukraine to help build a better future and may now be risking their lives for a democratic future for their country.

Letter: The War in Ukraine

The War in Ukraine I am deeply saddened and extremely angry at…

  • Feb 27, 2022
Photo of Ukrainian Canadian Congress Parliamentary Interns with former MP Wayne Stetski working in Ottawa. A number of them returned to Ukraine to help build a better future and may now be risking their lives for a democratic future for their country.
Attack on Ukraine

The price of vacillation

The price of vacillation First they came for the Communists And I…

  • Feb 27, 2022
Attack on Ukraine
Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, 1517.

How Can the Church Change?

Yme Woensdregt Question: How many Anglicans does it take to change a…

  • Feb 25, 2022
Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, 1517.
Russian helicopters attacking into Ukraine. Via The Guardian

Ukraine: Ten New Realities

By Gwynne Dyer Now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invaded Ukraine…

  • Feb 24, 2022
Russian helicopters attacking into Ukraine. Via The Guardian