Opinion

A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
Republican split?

The coming split in the Republican Party

When political parties split, it doesn’t usually end well for the faction that stormed out

  • Feb 9, 2021
Republican split?
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)

OPINION: B.C. urban-rural divide is a myth

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka writes there is more that binds, rather than divides, our urban-rural relationship

  • Feb 8, 2021
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs & Slugs bids farewell to January, 2021

Hugs: Big Hugs to the staff at the Post Office in the…

  • Jan 29, 2021
Hugs & Slugs
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)

OPINION: We must remain diligent, says MLA Shypitka

On January 27th, 2021, Interior Health Authority (IHA) declared Fernie as having…

  • Jan 28, 2021
Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka takes over as energy and mines critic for the B.C. Liberal opposition. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick moves from health critic to assistant deputy speaker. (Hansard TV)
Amanda Gorman reads a poem at the Inauguration of president Joe Biden in Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of TED.

This is what hope looks like

We tell the truth. We seek a way through the pain. We heed the call to be the change our world needs

  • Jan 28, 2021
Amanda Gorman reads a poem at the Inauguration of president Joe Biden in Washington, DC. Photo courtesy of TED.
In 1938 “Rossum’s Universal Robots” was the first science-fiction drama ever broadcast on TV, live on the BBC.

The first robots; the latest robots

100 years ago this month, a Czech play gave “robots” to the world

  • Jan 28, 2021
In 1938 “Rossum’s Universal Robots” was the first science-fiction drama ever broadcast on TV, live on the BBC.
We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm Life: The seeds of tomorrow

Time to plan for the growing season

We’ve got ambitious goals for this year’s garden, which means a lot of planning and organizing over the coming weeks. (Corey Bullock file)
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)

Todd Stone: More action needed to save B.C. businesses

‘This pandemic recovery effort is about people’

  • Jan 27, 2021
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Proposed homeless shelter; In response to Keystone cancellation; Progressives

Letters to the Editor
Martin Luther King knew the power of righteous rhetoric. Indeed, as he told us, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” (greenlighrights.com)

How we speak to each other matters

We need to recapture a sense of civility and common purpose for a complicated, multicultural democracy to work

  • Jan 22, 2021
Martin Luther King knew the power of righteous rhetoric. Indeed, as he told us, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” (greenlighrights.com)
The Rotary Park Auto Tourist Camp, circa 1923. Two years later, the camp was moved Pooley Avenue, and is now the Mount Baker RV Park. Courtesy Jim Cameron.

After 96 years, Cranbrook’s downtown RV park is facing its future

The “Cranbrook Auto Camp” — Mount Baker RV Park — has operated at that spot since 1925. That’s about to change

The Rotary Park Auto Tourist Camp, circa 1923. Two years later, the camp was moved Pooley Avenue, and is now the Mount Baker RV Park. Courtesy Jim Cameron.
City hall. Black Press file photo.

OPINION: Cranbrook needs a homeless shelter

Whether at 209 16th Ave. N or in another location, the city is in desperate need of a year-round shelter

City hall. Black Press file photo.
Hugs and Slugs

2021 well underway, so here are some … Hugs & Slugs!

Hugs: We would like to give a big hug out to the…

Hugs and Slugs
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2018

Pompeo: One Land-Mine a Day

Gwynne Dyer on the U.S. Secretary of State’s last days in office

  • Jan 14, 2021
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2018
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Freikorps members in Berlin, during the Kapp Putsch against the Weimar Republic government, March, 1920. (alphahistory.com)

World O’ Words: Insurgency, Coup d’état, or putsch – which is best?

The events of Jan. 6 in Washington are best described by the word ‘Putsch.’ Here’s why

Freikorps members in Berlin, during the Kapp Putsch against the Weimar Republic government, March, 1920. (alphahistory.com)
A proposed homeless shelter, on the same property as the Community Connection Society of B.C., will feature 39 beds for men and 10 for women, separated by a dining room and separate washrooms. The proposal is a partnership between property owner Terry Segarty and BC Housing.

Woensdregt: Measuring Cranbrook’s Greatness

There is still no homeless shelter, despite past attempts. It’s time to stop delaying and start acting

  • Jan 10, 2021
A proposed homeless shelter, on the same property as the Community Connection Society of B.C., will feature 39 beds for men and 10 for women, separated by a dining room and separate washrooms. The proposal is a partnership between property owner Terry Segarty and BC Housing.
Hugs & Slugs

First batch of Hugs & Slugs for 2021

Hugs: Big hugs to Kimberley Fire Department and friends for their annual…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Hugs & Slugs