Columnists

COLUMN: Always smile at a crocodile

From our library columnist Anne DeGrace . . .

COLUMN: Social determinants that affect Nelson

'Over time, a variety of punitive clawbacks were introduced further weakening the social safety net.'

COLUMN: All the glory of the rainbow

When I came to work last year and saw the rainbow crosswalk outside the library I felt elated, delighted and proud.

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Nichola Lytle and the Children's Healing Experience Project
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COLUMN: Put on your travellin’ shoes

The library is the friendly hub for travellers of all kinds, offering a different sort of connectedness.

COLUMN: I’ll tell mine; you tell yours

The Nelson library's Anne Degrace on flash fiction....

COLUMN: Not the time for climate brinkmanship

From guest columnist Laura Sacks...

  • Sep 2nd, 2016

COLUMN: What we can learn from the end of alcohol prohibition

With the end of marijuana prohibition expected to happen within the next few years, the debate is now focused on what will take its place.

COLUMN: ‘I don’t even know where I’m going to be sleeping’

Psychologist Dr. Todd Kettner on homelessness and poverty among school students.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

COLUMN: Nelson deserves a full range of housing options

Mayor Deb Kozak on design processes, Nelson Commons, short term rentals, and more.

COLUMN: Why I changed my mind

City councillor Anna Purcell on the marijuana vote....

COLUMN: A tree story from the Nelson Public Library

It began with a tall spindly pine tree growing in the corner of our yard smack at the meeting point of four fences.

COLUMN: Consultant responds to criticism of the Castlegar airport study

Former MP Jim Gouk says advanced technologies will allow take-off under lower cloud cover.

  • Dec 15th, 2016

COLUMN: Reading in our neck of the woods

Anne Degrace writes about some of her favourite BC books.

COLUMN: Taking stock of how well we’re doing

Councillor Michael Dailly outlines some recent city council successes.

COLUMN: The 55,000 NUC library books have little value

Local historian and former college librarian Ron Welwood weighs in on the discussion about the fate of 55,000 books.

  • Dec 14th, 2016

COLUMN: In search of the common good

City councillor Valerie Warmington has a suggestion for anyone putting together their New Year's resolutions.