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Hugs and Slugs

A cycle of circuit breaker Hugs & Slugs

Hugs: On Thursday, April 1, I went to DJ’s hair salon and…

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Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
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.

Mount Baker RV Park: What is the cost of NOT operating it?

Let me play devil’s advocate for a bit here, and look at…

  • Apr 13, 2021
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.
Original ads in the Cranbrook Courier for the opening of Juniper Lanes in 1962 — the hottest new recreation facility in the East Kootenay. Sixty years later, the reborn Juniper Lanes will be part of a great downtown Cranbrook renaissance. Thanks to David Humphrey/Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

The Roaring Twenties, and the great downtown Cranbrook renaissance

The recent wave of local risk-taking youthful entrepreneurship will transform Cranbrook’s downtown

Original ads in the Cranbrook Courier for the opening of Juniper Lanes in 1962 — the hottest new recreation facility in the East Kootenay. Sixty years later, the reborn Juniper Lanes will be part of a great downtown Cranbrook renaissance. Thanks to David Humphrey/Cranbrook History Centre and Archives
An engraving by Levasseur after Jules-Elie Delaunay depicts the angel of death at the door during the 165 A.D. plague in Rome. (Wikimedia Commons under CC BY 4.0)

Moral malpractice and the future of faith

Yme Woensdregt Last week, I wrote about Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson’s ruling…

  • Apr 1, 2021
An engraving by Levasseur after Jules-Elie Delaunay depicts the angel of death at the door during the 165 A.D. plague in Rome. (Wikimedia Commons under CC BY 4.0)
(Black Press file photo)

FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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Left to right: Prince William of the House of Windsor — the sexiest bald man in the world, apparently; Peter Garrett, lead singer of Midnight Oil (photo courtesy Thesupermat); Another random bald guy, angry he didn’t make the top 100.

The survey results that have shaken the bald community

Now folks, everyone knows that the balder a man is, the better…

Left to right: Prince William of the House of Windsor — the sexiest bald man in the world, apparently; Peter Garrett, lead singer of Midnight Oil (photo courtesy Thesupermat); Another random bald guy, angry he didn’t make the top 100.
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LETTER: Who would do such a thing?

Nesting goose shot on Wycliffe property

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LETTER: Who would do such a thing?

Nesting goose shot on Wycliffe property

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What is now Baker Park and the Mt. Baker RV campground (in purple). The entire site could be turned into a magnificent park and permanent festival and live music site. And it could be renamed to something other than “Baker.”

Joseph’s Prairie Park: Keeping it green downtown

Advocating for Baker Park and the RV campground to be re-imagined as a permanent green space and festival site, and to be renamed “Joseph’s Prairie Park”

What is now Baker Park and the Mt. Baker RV campground (in purple). The entire site could be turned into a magnificent park and permanent festival and live music site. And it could be renamed to something other than “Baker.”
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Being a Church in a Pandemic

Yme Woensdregt Earlier this year, three churches in the lower mainland brought…

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Hugs and Slugs

Hugs and Slugs to welcome the Spring

Hugs: To Lori at Home Depot. I had to pick up seven…

Hugs and Slugs
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Overdose crisis hits close to home; Racism, and the gang mentality; The deer of Cranbrook; Logging on Kootenay Lake

Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor: Dogs and stix don’t mix

We recently lost our beautiful 13-month old black lab, River. We were…

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The light on the farm as of late has been something of a spectacle. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Spring is here

Sunday morning. I wake to my natural rhythm, no alarm to jolt…

The light on the farm as of late has been something of a spectacle. (Corey Bullock file)
Barry Coulter photo

Jis’ Blue, God: A Pandemic Lament

Yme Woensdregt I wrote about this poem just over five years ago,…

  • Mar 16, 2021
Barry Coulter photo
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Re: In response to MP’s mailout

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Detail of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Keeping the Riffraff in

Jesus tells all kinds of stories about God welcoming the riffraff, taking the side of the poor, feeding the hungry and loving the unlovable.

  • Mar 11, 2021
Detail of The Return of the Prodigal Son by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.

(Sigh) Remember to set your clocks forward

Once again we are forced to move our clocks ahead. Plus, a brief history of Daylight Savings Time in the East Kootenay

Master of Time: Sanford Fleming, inventor of Canada’s six time zones.
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)