Opinion

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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Shout out to the people who helped dig a car out from in front of Blaylock Mansion. Photo: Tyler Harper

HUGS AND SLUGS: Love for lost and found

Honest residents get some praise for helping return items

Shout out to the people who helped dig a car out from in front of Blaylock Mansion. Photo: Tyler Harper
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LETTER: Get serious about snow on sidewalks

From reader Alan Dodsworth

  • Feb 2, 2022
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Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)

FRASER INSTITUTE: 60% of Grade 10 students in B.C. not proficient in math

‘Simply put, to know how to improve, you must know how you’re doing’

  • Feb 1, 2022
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Kerry Rae is a home support worker at Ward Street Place. Photo: Submitted
Kerry Rae is a home support worker at Ward Street Place. Photo: Submitted
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LETTER: Don’t make young frontline workers cry

From reader Cherie Evans

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: One gobble too many?

The history and impacts of wild turkeys in the Kootenays

Anne-Marie Lefebvre and Ethan Castilloux are students attending Selkirk College’s Recreation Fish and Wildlife program. Photo: submitted
Chloe Sage is pictured with ANKORS’ FTIR spectrometer drug-checking machine at the Rural and Remote Harm Reduction Conference at the Kimberley Conference Centre. The machine can detect multiple ingredients in one substance and helps to reduce harm for drug users in an anonymous and non-judgemental way. Photo: Corey Bullock

COLUMN: The highs and lows of drug checking

Amber Streukens writes about ANKORS’ drug checking program

Chloe Sage is pictured with ANKORS’ FTIR spectrometer drug-checking machine at the Rural and Remote Harm Reduction Conference at the Kimberley Conference Centre. The machine can detect multiple ingredients in one substance and helps to reduce harm for drug users in an anonymous and non-judgemental way. Photo: Corey Bullock
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LETTER: Sign the petition for better rural transit

From the Nelson chapter of the Council of Canadians

  • Jan 21, 2022
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According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
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LETTER: Climate emergency still alive

From reader Julius Halaschek-Wiener

  • Jan 20, 2022
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LETTER: Snow-clearing: Nelson could do better

From reader Greg Smith

  • Jan 19, 2022
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FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Never would have guessed that readers have feelings about Nelson’s epic snowfall. Totally shocking, to be honest. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

HUGS AND SLUGS: Lots of snow, lots of emotions

Nelson’s snowfall prompted lots of opinions

Never would have guessed that readers have feelings about Nelson’s epic snowfall. Totally shocking, to be honest. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Nelson’s Melissa Armstrong, who runs Intuit Studio, wants fitness facilities reopened. Photo: Pixabay

LETTER: Reopen fitness facilities

From reader Melissa Armstrong

  • Jan 12, 2022
Nelson’s Melissa Armstrong, who runs Intuit Studio, wants fitness facilities reopened. Photo: Pixabay
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Lions Park, Nelson, New Year’s Eve, 2021. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Lions Park, Nelson, New Year’s Eve, 2021. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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LETTER: Senior citizen attacked by dog on Vernon Street

From reader Donna Price

  • Jan 7, 2022
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