Opinion

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

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

NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
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)
Ten pedestrian crossings are set for improvements this year.

LETTER: Watch for pedestrians on Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue

Castlegar residents experiences one too many close calls

Ten pedestrian crossings are set for improvements this year.
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
Following the ceremony, those gathered laid their poppies on the cenotaph. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Following the ceremony, those gathered laid their poppies on the cenotaph. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
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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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Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting

Opinion: Do we really want more housing in Castlegar?

We can’t demand more housing and then complain about every development proposal

A conceptual drawing of a new housing and art gallery relocation proposal in downtown Castlegar. Image: City Spaces Consulting
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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A lunar eclipse will happen next month, Nov. 18/19. Photo: Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash

Look up to see the Kootenay sky full of planets

“For thousands of years, the night sky was just a splash of random dots.”

  • Oct 28, 2021
A lunar eclipse will happen next month, Nov. 18/19. Photo: Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash
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FAITH: Dealing in hope

Castlegar New Life Church pastor talks about hope

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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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Letters: Opinions about Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue project

Letters from two Castlegar readers — Nel Vandergaag and Bill Chapman

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FAITH: Truth and reconciliation

Cynthia Pelletier, pastor of Kinnaird Church of God, talks about loving and reconciling

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