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LETTER: We are at a climate crossroads

From reader Sandra Hartline

  • Apr 20, 2022
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Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
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LETTER: Cruising along on the bike route

From reader Andrew Murray

  • Apr 6, 2022
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This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Relaxing of COVID measures ‘reckless,’ says doctors group

B.C. doctors says public health measures failing residents

  • Apr 4, 2022
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

HENRY: The goal amid COVID is to never need a mask mandate or event limits again

‘We used masks in combination with our other layers to give us the protection we needed’

  • Apr 1, 2022
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ukrainian refugees wait for a transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on March 27, 2022. More than 3.7 million people have fled the war so far, Europe’s largest exodus since World War II. Photo: AP/Czarek Sokolowski

Reducing human suffering and ending violence: what works best?

Randy Janzen of Nelson examines the research on non-violent resistance

  • Mar 31, 2022
Ukrainian refugees wait for a transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on March 27, 2022. More than 3.7 million people have fled the war so far, Europe’s largest exodus since World War II. Photo: AP/Czarek Sokolowski
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Think local, act global

Will micro and macro changes to the world economy hurt or help B.C. in 2022?

  • Mar 30, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper

COLUMN: A sense of belonging for Nelson’s drug users

Amber Streukens writes about inclusivity in harm-reduction programs

Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper
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LETTER: A strong forest sector is essential to B.C.’s strong economy

B.C.’s jobs minister recently addressed the issue of pandemic recovery in northern…

  • Mar 22, 2022
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A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
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Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

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Ukrainians hold the line in the Maidan until the Observation Mission made its report on the election proceedings in 2014. Photo: Michelle Mungall

COLUMN: A first-hand account of Ukraine’s determination for democracy

Michelle Mungall writes about her time as an election observer in Ukraine

Ukrainians hold the line in the Maidan until the Observation Mission made its report on the election proceedings in 2014. Photo: Michelle Mungall
Dr. Kyle Merritt is a family physician in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

COLUMN: Wildfire smoke affects the most vulnerable in our community

Nelson’s Dr. Kyle Merritt writes about the health impacts of wildfires

  • Mar 14, 2022
Dr. Kyle Merritt is a family physician in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce executive director Tom Thomson. Photo: Tyler Harper
A reader takes issue with a local coffee shop opting for paper cups over its mugs. Photo: Beyza Efe/Pexels

HUGS AND SLUGS: Dust off the good China

Hugs for Valentine’s, slugs to a coffee shop

A reader takes issue with a local coffee shop opting for paper cups over its mugs. Photo: Beyza Efe/Pexels
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LETTER: Sign the petition for a Just Transition Act

From reader Lisa Bramson

  • Mar 10, 2022
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