Editorials

The Youth Climate Corps is seen here planting garlic at a permaculture farm while learning about food security. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Canada’s first Youth Climate Corps gets to work

Fourteen young adults are working to advance local climate change mitigation

Laura Sacks of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Some local good news climate stories you may have missed

From Laura Sacks and Judy O’Leary of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby

COLUMN: Three priorities for School District 8 in 2021

SD8 superintendent Christine Perkins writes about the upcoming year

Laird Creek watershed logging road. Photo: Renee Hayes.
Laird Creek watershed logging road. Photo: Renee Hayes.
In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

EDITORIAL: It has always been ‘okay to be white,’ it’s a racist way of legitimizing white privilege

It’s time to do more than just take inventory of your advantages, it’s time to use them to make change

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, books are displayed, including “The Tuskegee Airmen,” and “White Fragility,” at the Black-owned Frugal Bookstore in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Many from outside Boston have recently shopped and supported the store amid nationwide protests against racism. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Pat Henman. Photo submitted

COLUMN: Arts and culture sector eager to come back

Pat Henman writes about the importance of Nelson’s arts community

Pat Henman. Photo submitted
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Agroforestry 2: Forester Gerald Cordeiro on an innovative proposal for Crown land near Nelson
Agroforestry 1: Forester Gerald Cordeiro on an innovative proposal for Crown land near Nelson
Wednesday Roundup: Jan. 20, 2021
Bat specialist Cori Lausen on hibernation at the Beasley site
Like so many in the last few weeks, Selkirk College president Angus Graeme has been taking care of the business of post-secondary in the region via videoconferencing. Photo submitted

COLUMN: World has changed, but Selkirk College’s mission still the same

President Angus Graeme writes about the college in 2020

  • May 4, 2020
Like so many in the last few weeks, Selkirk College president Angus Graeme has been taking care of the business of post-secondary in the region via videoconferencing. Photo submitted
Support local journalism: We’re in this together.

Help the Nelson Star continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Black Press is now accepting donations to keep its papers operating

  • Apr 28, 2020
Support local journalism: We’re in this together.
COLUMN: Busy spring at the B.C. legislature

COLUMN: Busy spring at the B.C. legislature

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall writes about her government’s work so far in 2019

  • Jul 12, 2019
COLUMN: Busy spring at the B.C. legislature
Nelson city councillor Jesse Woodward says there are changes residents can make to their lifestyles to help fight climate change. File photo

COLUMN: Preparing for climate heating and its effects

City councillor Jesse Woodward writes about what we can do locally

  • Jul 9, 2019
Nelson city councillor Jesse Woodward says there are changes residents can make to their lifestyles to help fight climate change. File photo
Daniela Sirois Ennis.                                 Photo submitted

OPINION: No time to wait for climate action

A column by Daniela Sirois Ennis, 16, and Alyssa Taburiaux, 19, of Nelson

  • Feb 27, 2019
Daniela Sirois Ennis.                                 Photo submitted
Innovations in technology may be the solution to the West Kootenay Regional Airport’s winter landing issue. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)

EDITORIAL: On the ongoing hostage situation at the Castlegar airport

Tackling airport reliability a David-and-Goliath challenge for city

Innovations in technology may be the solution to the West Kootenay Regional Airport’s winter landing issue. (Betsy Kline/Castlegar News)
The inaugural meeting of the People’s Party of Canada’s electoral district association for the Kootenay-Columbia. Photo: Todd Coyne

EDITORIAL: The People’s Party of Canada arrives in the Kootenays

‘The Conservative Party of Canada walked away from us,’ says organizer of Kootenay-Columbia and South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding associations

The inaugural meeting of the People’s Party of Canada’s electoral district association for the Kootenay-Columbia. Photo: Todd Coyne
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices