Opinion

Valarie Kaur (Amber Castro photo)

The Womb of Revolutionary Love

Yme Woensdregt I watched a powerful, heart–breaking, and hopeful speech recently. Valarie…

  • Jul 30, 2020
Valarie Kaur (Amber Castro photo)
Corey Bullock file.

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

I feel as though I say this each and every month but…

Corey Bullock file.
John Martyn: 1948-2009

Live music, and other retro matters

Why is live music best; discovering John Martyn; and more

John Martyn: 1948-2009
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Sensory Paths
NDP say child-care plan must be backed with cash
B.C. health officials prepare for vaccine rollout early next year
Beating back COVID-19 will take stronger public health measures and public co-operation: Tam
It’s hotter than Hades, and here are your Hugs (and Slugs) …

It’s hotter than Hades, and here are your Hugs (and Slugs) …

Hugs: to the person who called out the large grocery chain who…

It’s hotter than Hades, and here are your Hugs (and Slugs) …
Poet Mary Oliver (poetryfoundation.org)

What Makes for a Day Well Lived?

Yme Woensdregt About three years ago, I discovered American poet Mary Oliver,…

  • Jul 23, 2020
Poet Mary Oliver (poetryfoundation.org)
Summer sunsets. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

Sitting in the field on the farm, I can hear thunder rolling…

Summer sunsets. (Corey Bullock file)
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that “irregardless” has been added to the dictionary.

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’
President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Polish President Andrzej Duda after delivering remarks at a Polish-American Reception Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Gwynne Dyer: A Warning from Poland

Gwynne Dyer Few people outside of Poland care about the outcome of…

  • Jul 16, 2020
President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Polish President Andrzej Duda after delivering remarks at a Polish-American Reception Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
The Mount Baker Secondary School Concert Band and Choir, December, 2018. Tt’s too dangerous, apparently, to sing ensemble these days. A live performance is out, but a zoom concert just doesn’t cut it. Barry Coulter photo                                The Mount Baker Secondary School Concert Band and Choir, December, 2018, it’s too dangerous, apparently, to sing ensemble these days. A live performance is out, but a zoom concert just doesn’t cut it. Barry Coulter photo

When it’s too dangerous to sing

It’s easier to imagine a world without birdsong than a world without choirs

The Mount Baker Secondary School Concert Band and Choir, December, 2018. Tt’s too dangerous, apparently, to sing ensemble these days. A live performance is out, but a zoom concert just doesn’t cut it. Barry Coulter photo                                The Mount Baker Secondary School Concert Band and Choir, December, 2018, it’s too dangerous, apparently, to sing ensemble these days. A live performance is out, but a zoom concert just doesn’t cut it. Barry Coulter photo
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Cross-border support, in memory of Joe Ciallella; Protection of Dogs; and more …

Letters to the Editor
A basket full of fresh garden goodness. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Musings of summer

Summer is one of my favourite seasons for so many reasons. I…

A basket full of fresh garden goodness. (Corey Bullock file)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
I’ve been reading and admiring all of the beautiful photography in ‘Floret Flower Farm’s Cut Flower Garden’ by Erin Benzakein (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: the little things, June

The little things that brought me joy in June.

I’ve been reading and admiring all of the beautiful photography in ‘Floret Flower Farm’s Cut Flower Garden’ by Erin Benzakein (Corey Bullock file)
A Redwing blackbird setting off on his rounds. Gary Billmark photo

Birds of Cranbrook: The new generation

On the highway through Cranbrook, traffic comes to a stop at the…

A Redwing blackbird setting off on his rounds. Gary Billmark photo
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)
I try to write in my journal every day, whether it’s just a few sentences or an entire page. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: putting pen to paper

The importance of journalling and why I do it.

I try to write in my journal every day, whether it’s just a few sentences or an entire page. (Corey Bullock file)
Grow these berries instead, the Weed Warrior advises

Grow these berries instead, the Weed Warrior advises

This week, I am returning to the Invasive species Council of BC’s…

  • Jun 19, 2020
Grow these berries instead, the Weed Warrior advises
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An eye for an eye

Rev. Yme Woensdregt Like many people of faith, I was deeply troubled…

  • Jun 19, 2020
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