Opinion

Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper
Amber Streukens is the harm reduction peer navigator at ANKORS. Photo: Tyler Harper
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LETTER: Rob Morrison and Elon Musk

From reader David Beringer

  • May 19, 2021
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Why don’t people like slugs? Look at this guy. He’s so cool. Anyway. Photo: Wikimedia

HUGS AND SLUGS: Happy send offs, more trash

This week’s hugs and/or slugs includes some appreciation for our vets and Post Office employees

Why don’t people like slugs? Look at this guy. He’s so cool. Anyway. Photo: Wikimedia
South Okanagan MP Richard Cannings wants to see dental coverage for all Canadians. (courtesy of Pixabay)

OPINION: South Okanagan MP fights for universal dental care

One in three Canadians have no dental coverage, with COVID making it even worse

  • May 13, 2021
South Okanagan MP Richard Cannings wants to see dental coverage for all Canadians. (courtesy of Pixabay)
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British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Should people leave their trash, er, treasure out? File photo

HUGS AND SLUGS: Trash edition

Hugs to polite bikers, slugs to your garbage

Should people leave their trash, er, treasure out? File photo
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Hugs to hydro workers, slugs to some new land owners. Photo: Montse PB/Flickr

HUGS AND SLUGS: Appreciation for hydro workers

Some love for a local garbage picker too

Hugs to hydro workers, slugs to some new land owners. Photo: Montse PB/Flickr
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LETTER: Bury power lines under a bike lane

From reader Ursula Lowrey

  • Apr 30, 2021
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Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
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LETTER: Add land to Purcell conservancy, protect forests

From reader Michael Jessen

  • Apr 29, 2021
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LETTER: Learning from the red dresses

From volunteers at From the Heart Kootenays

  • Apr 29, 2021
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LETTER: Re-design Nelson’s welcome signs

From reader Barry Rice

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Sinixt people in early morning on April 23, 2021, gathered at the former salmon fishery at Kettle Falls. In the distance, the Columbia and Kettle River drainages flow out of their traditional territory north of the international boundary. Photo: Tina Wynecoop

COLUMN: Gratitude for the Sinixt, yesterday, today and tomorrow

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes writes about the historic Supreme Court of Canada decision

Sinixt people in early morning on April 23, 2021, gathered at the former salmon fishery at Kettle Falls. In the distance, the Columbia and Kettle River drainages flow out of their traditional territory north of the international boundary. Photo: Tina Wynecoop
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LETTER: To MP Rob Morrison on the climate crisis

From reader Andre Piver

  • Apr 28, 2021
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LETTER: School District 8’s Central School decisions

From reader Jim Sevigny

  • Apr 27, 2021
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Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November, now she is urging residents to get vaccinated. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay doctor makes plea and answers questions about COVID vaccines

Castlegar’s Dr. Megan Taylor answers questions from patients

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November, now she is urging residents to get vaccinated. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted