Opinion

FILE - This undated image provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows the NIF Target Bay in Livermore, Calif. The system uses 192 laser beams converging at the center of this giant sphere to make a tiny hydrogen fuel pellet implode. (Damien Jemison/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP, File)

OPINION: Nuclear fusion may change our world but renewable energy sources will save it: experts

Harnessing nuclear fusion could take more than 40 years, while some solutions already exist

  • Jan 8, 2023
FILE - This undated image provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows the NIF Target Bay in Livermore, Calif. The system uses 192 laser beams converging at the center of this giant sphere to make a tiny hydrogen fuel pellet implode. (Damien Jemison/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP, File)
Photographer Jennifer Small captured this elk waiting out the snow storm in Ootischenia last week.

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Old MacDonald had an elk?

A weekly column written by Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students

Photographer Jennifer Small captured this elk waiting out the snow storm in Ootischenia last week.
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One reader thinks our crossword could be a lot better. File photo

HUGS AND SLUGS: Someone doesn’t like our crosswords

Also lots of hugs and slugs related to roads, because of course

One reader thinks our crossword could be a lot better. File photo
A man and young boy who arrived on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong walk together at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
A man and young boy who arrived on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong walk together at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press
The Buffalo Bills pray on the field after their teammate Damar Hamlin was taken to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. (@BuffaloBills/Twitter)

Jordy’s Journal: The good and the bad of the Damar Hamlin incident

As of Wednesday morning, Hamlin remains in critical condition in ICU, showing signs of improvement

The Buffalo Bills pray on the field after their teammate Damar Hamlin was taken to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. (@BuffaloBills/Twitter)
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

OPINION: B.C. Realtor’s explanation how property assessment increases do not affect taxes

Because it’s important, a 2nd look at Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video on how property taxes work

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: COP15 and FIFA

From reader Ron Robinson

  • Dec 27, 2022
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Readers aren’t happy with Nelson’s gas prices. Photo: Tyler Harper
Readers aren’t happy with Nelson’s gas prices. Photo: Tyler Harper
If you don’t see many squirrels at the Nelson cemetery, there’s a good reason why. Photo: Donna Macdonald

ABOUT NELSON: Nelson’s necropolis is a place of beauty and memory

Donna Macdonald writes about the history of the city cemetery

If you don’t see many squirrels at the Nelson cemetery, there’s a good reason why. Photo: Donna Macdonald
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Slipping on sidewalks

From reader Tobias Jenny

  • Dec 21, 2022
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Premier David Eby and Premier Danielle Smith (Canadian Press photos)
Premier David Eby and Premier Danielle Smith (Canadian Press photos)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.

COLUMN: The magic of Christmas isn’t so unbelievable, is it?

A deep adoration of Santa Claus and everything he represents has led to a life of loving Christmas

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News and a big fan of Father Christmas.
One reader appreciates the holiday lights at Blaylock Mansion. Photo: Tyler Harper

HUGS AND SLUGS: Don’t leave your dog outside Oso

Also, hugs to the guy who plowed a public road near Taghum Hall

One reader appreciates the holiday lights at Blaylock Mansion. Photo: Tyler Harper
Photo of an early morning fogscape along the Columbia River near Trail. Photo: David Dudeck

Kootenay West MLA; A busy year for Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Katrine Conroy is also Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, and Minister of Finance

  • Dec 15, 2022
Photo of an early morning fogscape along the Columbia River near Trail. Photo: David Dudeck
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Semi-automatic weapons are not needed for hunting

From reader Rod Retzlaff

  • Dec 15, 2022
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LETTER: Low-speed electric vehicles are fun and safe

From reader Trisha Johnston

  • Dec 8, 2022
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