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FAITH: Prelude ro repentance

Castlegar pastor Cynthia Pelletier ponders some big or small U-turns that may be needed in life

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Freshwater mussels are visible during low water seasons on the Arrow Lakes. Photo: Bill Chapman
Freshwater mussels are visible during low water seasons on the Arrow Lakes. Photo: Bill Chapman
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

Robert’s column
Jeremy Tresierra and Angèle Karosi are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College in Castlegar British Columbia. Photo: Submitted

Ecological Comment: Bighorn sheep and the struggle against land fragmentation

The bighorn sheep population is listed as provincially threatened

Jeremy Tresierra and Angèle Karosi are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College in Castlegar British Columbia. Photo: Submitted
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FAITH: Wars and rumors of wars

Castlegar pastor Tom Kline talks about peace and hope

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Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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FAITH: Out with the old, in with the new

Castlegar pastor James McFaddin talks about counting the cost

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Lindsay Renda and Riley Strang are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Midge-borne disease devastates bighorn sheep population in Grand Forks

Hot weather and drought have created ideal temperatures for the transmission of the Bluetongue virus

Lindsay Renda and Riley Strang are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted
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FAITH: A grand homecoming

A column by Castlegar pastor Robin Martens

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Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.
Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.

COLUMN: The lingering effects of bullying

Someone had reached out to make amends for what had happened

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.
Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 23.
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Trevor Crawley is the editor of the Cranbrook Townsman.

OPINION: Localized COVID-19, hospitalization data transparency remains opaque

Tracking local COVID-19 hospitalizations and associated data in Cranbrook remains challenging amid Omicron wave

Trevor Crawley is the editor of the Cranbrook Townsman.
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FAITH: Building divine relationship

Castlegar pastor Robin Murray talks about listening to God

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Hsiang Lin and Emily Day are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Asian giant hornet threat to North American honeybees

The “murder hornet” is the world’s largest and most dangerous wasp.

Hsiang Lin and Emily Day are second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.
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FAITH: Bite your tongue

Castlegar pastor Tom Kline talks about using your words for good

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Kate Armstrong is the author of The Stone Frigate. Photo: submitted

REVIEW: Memoir from one of the first females to enter Royal Military College

Castlegar columnist Gord Turner looks at a book by Nelson’s Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong is the author of The Stone Frigate. Photo: submitted
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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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FAITH: Don’t throw the treasure out with the trash

Castlegar pastor Cynthia Pelletier talks about searching for spiritual treasure

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FAITH: What’s growing on your tree?

Castlegar pastor James McFaddin talks about producing good fruit

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