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

Canada Day 2017


Canada Day flag raising


Inclusive affirmation


Stanley Humphries Secondary School Graduation 2017


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