Opinion

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.

Honouring our veterans today and every day

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day

  • Nov 2, 2020
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.
Every year, for the past three years, we have gone camping for Halloween weekend at HaHas Lake (pictured). This year we shall return for the last weekend of October. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Another month come and gone

What I read, watched, listened to and made in October

Every year, for the past three years, we have gone camping for Halloween weekend at HaHas Lake (pictured). This year we shall return for the last weekend of October. (Corey Bullock file)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)

OPINION: Examining preliminary results from the 2020 BC Election

Some thoughts to ponder as British Columbia awaits the final results from mail-in ballots

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan and B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau. (Black Press Media)
We spend a lot of time in this little corner of our farm kitchen. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: An ode to the farm kitchen

Last Sunday, before we even got out of bed, I pulled back…

We spend a lot of time in this little corner of our farm kitchen. (Corey Bullock file)
Woensdregt column

Being Christian and asking questions

Yme Woensdregt “Is it okay,” she asked, “for a Christian to question…

  • Oct 23, 2020
Woensdregt column
Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

My Covid test: A report from the front lines

Contrary to popular belief, they don’t ram the swab deep into your brain

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District
Hugs and Slugs

A summery blast of Hugs & Slugs to warm up October

Hugs: And “they” said it couldn’t be done … Hugs and thanks…

Hugs and Slugs
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Lake Koocanusa weir; Cranbrook RCMP report; Cranbrook Community Theatre; Can Greens and NDP get along?

Letters to the Editor
Hugs and Slugs

Winter is just around the corner— it’s time for Hugs & Slugs

Hugs: To Melinda Howard for sharing her cancer story, it was very…

Hugs and Slugs
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Teacher Known as Thầy

“People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking…

  • Oct 16, 2020
Thich Nhat Hanh
Hugs & Slugs

Hugs & Slugs

How do you like our Kootenay autumn so far?

  • Oct 9, 2020
Hugs & Slugs
Donald Trump and Covid-19: Odds and Outcomes

Donald Trump and Covid-19: Odds and Outcomes

Gwynne Dyer Now is when it gets interesting. The announcement last Friday…

Donald Trump and Covid-19: Odds and Outcomes
Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.

A grateful heart

“Gratitude is a matter of paying attention, of deliberately beholding and appreciating the other”

  • Oct 9, 2020
Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Fall is garlic planting season. I have five varieties tucked away in our raised beds for the winter, to be harvested next year. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Fall tasks on the farm

Winter is coming, it’s time to get ready

Fall is garlic planting season. I have five varieties tucked away in our raised beds for the winter, to be harvested next year. (Corey Bullock file)
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
I’m not a robot, I swear

I’m not a robot, I swear

What does failing a CAPTCHA test tell you? That the Robot Uprising is at hand

I’m not a robot, I swear
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

STEM (Pixabay.com)
Harvesting what will likely be one of the last batches of tomatoes for the season. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: Reflecting on the 2020 gardening season

The is sun shining down on me, speckling my face through the…

Harvesting what will likely be one of the last batches of tomatoes for the season. (Corey Bullock file)