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Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison. File photo

COMMON’S CORNER: Challenging the government on vaccine availability and more

The first of a quarterly column from Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison

FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Holiday greetings from your new MLA

Brittny Anderson writes about how she’ll work virtually for Nelson-Creston

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson says she’ll be spending the holidays close to home with her partner Paul and dog Stella. Photo: Submitted
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Getting Nelson businesses online

Tom Thomson writes about the benefits of brick-and-click

Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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.
LETTER: Kudos to Mungall

LETTER: Kudos to Mungall

From reader Rod Retzlaff

  • Sep 24, 2020
LETTER: Kudos to Mungall
South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings. File photo

COLUMN: Riding around the riding

From South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings

South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings. File photo
Notre Dame students sit around a table at the Civic Centre location of the Nelson Public Library in 1965. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson.

CHECK THIS OUT: Nelson Public Library’s story to be told at exhibit

The centennial celebration kicks off Sept. 12 at Touchstones Museum

Notre Dame students sit around a table at the Civic Centre location of the Nelson Public Library in 1965. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson.
OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up

OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up

From the Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative

  • Aug 28, 2020
OPINION: As Columbia River Treaty negotiators get serious, residents need to speak up
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Shelina Musaji. Photo submitted

COLUMN: Time to break the silence on institutional racism

Commentary from West Kootenay physician Dr. Shelina Musaji

  • Jul 30, 2020
Shelina Musaji. Photo submitted
Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: Think local first more vital than ever

Tom Thomson writes about how the Chamber of Commerce is helping local business

  • Jul 15, 2020
Tom Thomson is executive director of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Tyler Harper
Robert Malcolmson

COLUMN: Governments can make a difference in troubled times

From columnist Robert Malcolmson

  • Jul 8, 2020
Robert Malcolmson
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

From columnist Robert Malcolmson

  • Jun 26, 2020
COLUMN: Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow
The Nelson Public Library now has takeout service for books and printouts in addition to its online offerings. Photo submitted

CHECK THIS OUT: Reopening the library will be measured and gradual

It’s not know when service will return to normal, but a plan lays out some of the steps

  • Jun 15, 2020
The Nelson Public Library now has takeout service for books and printouts in addition to its online offerings. Photo submitted