Columnists

Gord Turner: Enjoying those backyard diversions

Suddenly a sparrow lands and, without anxiety, proceeds to peck at tiny seedlings on my deck.

Walter Volovsek: Retrospective — Summer Storm

While working as a student on the High Arrow Dam I witnessed a wicked storm.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

PLACE NAMES: Summit City and Summit Lake

William Haywood had great plans for his townsite near Eholt. They didn’t pan out.

  • Jul 20th, 2017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT MATTERS: Building kindness as part of our infrastructure

Columnist Donna Macdonald on the rise in threats and intimidation against municipal politicians

  • Jul 20th, 2017

John White: Prepare, don’t panic, and pay it forward

I was thinking about how our region would respond to an evacuation order.

Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

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Canada Day 2017
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Canada Day flag raising
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Inclusive affirmation
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Stanley Humphries Secondary School Graduation 2017
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Hype doesn’t help forest fire efforts

Andrew Weaver’s climate change claim doesn’t match reality

Walter Volovsek: Retrospective — Paradise Lost

Construction of the High Arrow Dam displaced the Kline family from their estate on Lower Arrow Lake.

  • Jul 13th, 2017

John White: I finally understand the ‘Kootenay vibe’

I returned from a trip to Edmonton with unexpected fresh perspective on life in Castlegar.

PLACE NAMES: Stewartsville and Sunshine Bay

The Woodland Park subdivision of Castlegar used to be called Stewartsville. But who was Stewart?

  • Jul 13th, 2017

The conquest of rural B.C.

Urban environmentalists have occupied the NDP

PLACE NAMES: Sproat’s Landing

Sproat’s Landing was an early transportation hub on the north side of the Columbia River

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Walter Volovsek: Time Windows — The Heckman Files

Joseph William Heckman first worked for the CPR indirectly between 1880 and 1884

  • Jul 6th, 2017

John White: Much to consider on this milestone Canada Day

There were specific emotional aspects this year that heightened the impact.

Gordon Turner: Elvis by the hundreds

We finally managed to take in the Penticton Elvis Festival.

  • Jul 6th, 2017

B.C.’s big money battle isn’t over yet

John Horgan, Christy Clark posture on poltical donations

PLACE NAMES: Spencer City, Sproule’s

An Ontario reverend’s namesake townsite went nowhere; a Cominco boss is honoured with a whistlestop

  • Jun 29th, 2017