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FAITH: Is there an end game?

Castlegar pastor Robin Martens talks about the end times

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’

Students volunteered to cook holiday meals for community members. Photo: submitted

STUDENT COLUMN: December at Castlegar’s high school

Stanley Humphries students did a lot of good in December

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FAITH: Preparing for hard times

Castlegar pastor Robin Murray talks about building a support system

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Betsy's Christmas tree. Photo: Betsy Kline

FAITH: I’ll be home for Christmas

Castlegar pastor Cynthia Pelletier talks about going home at Christmas

Betsy's Christmas tree. Photo: Betsy Kline
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Betsy's Christmas tree. Photo: Betsy Kline

FAITH: A hopeful Christmas

Castlegar pastor Tom Kline talks about finding hope

Betsy's Christmas tree. Photo: Betsy Kline
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
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FAITH: Be anxious for nothing

Castlegar pastor James McFaddin talks about overcoming worry

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Stanley Humphries Secondary School athletes. Photo: Submitted
Stanley Humphries Secondary School athletes. Photo: Submitted
(L-R): Lillie Strong and Celeste McEwan are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted

Ecological Comment: The relationship between cottonwoods and beavers in Kootenay ecosystem

Submitted by Lillie Strong and Celeste McEwan Not only are beavers our…

(L-R): Lillie Strong and Celeste McEwan are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
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FAITH: Jesus, the Exceeding Joy of Christmas

Kinnaird Community Church pastor talks about the birth of Jesus

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The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo

OPINION: Ideas for eliminating Castlegar carbon emissions by 2030

Robert Macrae, environmental technology instructor at Selkirk College, shares his ideas

The state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028. By 2035, emissions must be below 20% of 2017 levels. The clean fuels program is scheduled to begin by Jan 1, 2023, provided the Legislature passes a transportation-spending package by then. File photo
Robin Martens is the pastor of Kinnaird Park Community Church. Photo: Submitted

FAITH: Good news — read all about it

Castlegar pastor Robin Martins talks about the gospel

Robin Martens is the pastor of Kinnaird Park Community Church. Photo: Submitted
Coquihalla Highway washed away in three spots after a one-day atmospheric river rainfall event. (Facebook)

Opinion: Governments need to adjust to ongoing extreme climate change weather events

Canadian $5 billion yearly investment needed to deal with heat, drought, floods and fire

  • Nov 22, 2021
Coquihalla Highway washed away in three spots after a one-day atmospheric river rainfall event. (Facebook)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Student columnist Angel Uppal. Submitted photo

COLUMN: Meet our new Stanley Humphries columnist

Angel-Muskaan Uppal will provide updates from the school

Student columnist Angel Uppal. Submitted photo
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FAITH: This do in remembrance

Castlegar pastor Cynthia Pelletier shares the story of her father, born in Belgium during WW2

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FAITH: The prodigal son

Castlegar pastor Tom Kline talks about forgiveness.

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