Land use issue – Jumbo on all fronts

Editorial comment focusing on the good odds that the Jumbo resort controversy will linger

Pink shirt effort – worthy, timely

Opinion on Castlegar BC joining other communities across the country in anti-bullying effort

Healthcare needs more attention

Recent staffing shortfall at Castlegar ER is one example of healthcare-related concerns

Numbers add up to disappointment

Editorial comments relating to the public turnout for City budget forum

All contact is welcome

Editorial expresses gratification with relatively high number of letters

Somebody call us a cab

Editorial ponders when, and by whom taxi service will be continued in Castlegar and area

Regional directors not overpaid

Editorial thoughts on the page seven story relating to director's stipends

Positive actions help where needed

Editorial comment stressed the value on ongoing acts of generosity

A time for de-occupation

Points have been made, "Occupy" efforts need to wind down

Editorial – Candidates show well at forum

Positive impressions from recent All-Candidates Forum

Challenges come in all sizes

Not a lot of vitriol in Castlegar's civic campaign, so far, at least

Have a blast, but keep your fingers

A look at an annual event made all-too-tedious by vandalism and recreational explosives

Filling the void

Medical marijuana regulations need overhaul

Fired up for festival

The many facets that make up the unique culture of the Kootenay region — in particular food, music, art, and heritage — were the inspiration for a new festival set to take place in Castlegar this weekend.

Natural nationalism

Canada Day celebrations usually strike a relatively subdued tone compared to the over-the-top patriotism (some might say jingoism) that’s regularly on display at Fourth of July celebrations throughout the United States. But that doesn’t make the annual festivities north of the border any less sincere.

Freeze wages, hire more teachers?

As of tomorrow, teachers in British Columbia will be without a contract. The agreement they signed in 2006 is set to expire today and, as things currently stand, it looks like it might be a while before a new agreement is reached.