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The Covidian Age will be a boon for synanthropes. Barry Coulter photo

World O’ Words: Hemerophiles, and a new era of synanthropization

They say if we can keep up our lock-down, self-isolating ways for…

The Covidian Age will be a boon for synanthropes. Barry Coulter photo
A perfect storm for the global oil industry

A perfect storm for the global oil industry

Gwynne Dyer For the global oil industry, it has been a double…

  • Apr 23, 2020
A perfect storm for the global oil industry
The week’s worth of Hugs and Slugs

The week’s worth of Hugs and Slugs

• Offering heartfelt Hugs, condolences and prayers for the victims, their families…

The week’s worth of Hugs and Slugs
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Alberta ramps up COVID-19 shots, paramedics added to priority list
Pelosi signs second Trump impeachment
Canada secures more vaccine doses from Pfizer
Police hunt for arsonist who lit sleeping homeless woman's blanket on fire in Vancouver
Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA

Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA

Open letter to residents from Cranbrook/ Kimberley physicians Dear Residents of Cranbrook…

Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA
Views of the mountains in Fort Steele. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: splendid spring

As I write this, I am sitting on my deck in the…

Views of the mountains in Fort Steele. (Corey Bullock file)
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative
(Black Press Media files)

Earth Day: The roots of our current environmental crisis go back 12,000 years

The story of how our current environmental state came to be is over 12,000 years old

  • Apr 22, 2020
(Black Press Media files)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Letter to the Editor: A message from the Fire Chief

Letter to the Editor: A message from the Fire Chief

Service. It’s why we’re here. It’s what we do. Fire services have…

  • Apr 16, 2020
Letter to the Editor: A message from the Fire Chief
Hugs and Slugs vying for equal billing this week

Hugs and Slugs vying for equal billing this week

Slugs: Sorry but I have a slug in response to the hug…

Hugs and Slugs vying for equal billing this week
President Donald Trump and Dr Anthony Fauci

Lives vs. Livelihoods

Gwynne Dyer Wuhan, the Chinese city where it all started, was locked…

  • Apr 16, 2020
President Donald Trump and Dr Anthony Fauci
Faith: A Muted Celebration

Faith: A Muted Celebration

Yme Woensdregt During April this year, four of the world’s major religions…

  • Apr 16, 2020
Faith: A Muted Celebration
The “Danse Macabre” (The Nuremburg Chronicles)

Disaster jargon for a new age

From “Danse Macabre to “We’re All In This Together”

The “Danse Macabre” (The Nuremburg Chronicles)
Meet Sawyer, the newest addition to the farm life. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: a welcome distraction

A garden, a new puppy and a weekend filled with sunshine.

Meet Sawyer, the newest addition to the farm life. (Corey Bullock file)
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

GUEST COLUMN: Take care with non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19

If you wear one, don’t touch your face, Dr. Bonnie Henry advises

  • Apr 11, 2020
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Cranbrook City Hall. Townsman file photo.

STATEMENT: Mayor Pratt says city is working hard to support community during pandemic

This COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all into unprecedented and uncharted situations.…

  • Apr 9, 2020
Cranbrook City Hall. Townsman file photo.
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Apr 9, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
From Lock-Down to Whack-a-Mole

From Lock-Down to Whack-a-Mole

By Gwynne Dyer It’s wrong to say that there is no exit…

  • Apr 9, 2020
From Lock-Down to Whack-a-Mole
Hugs and Slugs: Now more than ever

Hugs and Slugs: Now more than ever

Hugs to the couple that got married on the weekend. Adhering to…

Hugs and Slugs: Now more than ever