Opinion

Hugs and Slugs

Hugs & Slugs: Spring is just around the corner

Hugs: To the new garbage man on the Brookview route. So friendly…

  • Feb 18, 2022
Hugs and Slugs
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
President and Mrs. Kennedy travel along the motorcade route just minutes before the President was assassinated. Photo in color. (Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News)

Booknotes: The Kennedy Conspiracy Industry

Mike Selby It was in the late fall of 1964 when ‘The…

  • Feb 17, 2022
President and Mrs. Kennedy travel along the motorcade route just minutes before the President was assassinated. Photo in color. (Photo courtesy of The Dallas Morning News)
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

ICU filled with Covid patients; B.C. wolf cull; desecration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  • Feb 16, 2022
Letters to the Editor
By Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) , via Wikimedia Commons

What Does It Mean to Love?

Rev. Yme Woensdregt The feast day of St. Valentine has come upon…

  • Feb 13, 2022
By Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) , via Wikimedia Commons
(US Fish and Wildlife Service) Black Press file

Letter: British Columbia wolf slaughter

To: British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural…

(US Fish and Wildlife Service) Black Press file
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Lee Harvey Oswald: Apparently a fan of Science Fiction.

BookNotes: The library habits of Lee Harvey Oswald

By Mike Selby “Running Man — Please call me! Please! Please! Lee.”…

  • Feb 4, 2022
Lee Harvey Oswald: Apparently a fan of Science Fiction.
Søren Kierkegaard — Faith is like floating in 70,000 fathoms of water. If you struggle, if you tense up and thrash about, you will eventually sink. If you relax and trust, you will float.

Faith As a Living Relationship

Yme Woensdregt One of the central elements of Christianity is something which…

Søren Kierkegaard — Faith is like floating in 70,000 fathoms of water. If you struggle, if you tense up and thrash about, you will eventually sink. If you relax and trust, you will float.
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs and Slugs: Halfway through the winter

Hugs to all the staff at Tamarack Medical Clinic for their patience…

  • Feb 4, 2022
Hugs & Slugs
World O Words

Imbolc, Brigid, Groundhogs and Erin O’Toole

Of all the weeks of the year, the week that is anchored…

World O Words
East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo

OPINION: Localized COVID-19, hospitalization data transparency remains opaque

Tracking local COVID-19 hospitalizations and associated data in Cranbrook remains challenging amid Omicron wave

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. Google maps photo
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)

FRASER INSTITUTE: 60% of Grade 10 students in B.C. not proficient in math

‘Simply put, to know how to improve, you must know how you’re doing’

  • Feb 1, 2022
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hugs and Slugs

Hugs & Slugs

Almost time for farewell, January (we hardly knew ye!)

  • Jan 28, 2022
Hugs and Slugs
Woensdregt: The long journey to wholeness

The long journey to wholeness

If you are suffering, know that you are not alone

  • Jan 25, 2022
Woensdregt: The long journey to wholeness
Hugs and Slugs

Hugs & Slugs: Thoughts from the new Ice Age

Slugs: To a local hair stylist for stating “…as much as you…

Hugs and Slugs
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Painting of Baker Park by S. Coulter

Finding God in the park (and other thin places)

Rev. Yme Woensdregt This week, I remembered reading a beautiful little story…

  • Jan 20, 2022
Painting of Baker Park by S. Coulter
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward