Opinion

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Update on Columbia River Treaty talks from B.C. Minister

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is Minister Responsible for Columbia River Treaty

  • Jan 30, 2020

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
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Mounties free bear bandit from Kootenay car
No new COVID-19 cases related to BLM protests
Slow-mo video captures eagle hunting for fish in B.C.
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

COLUMN: Governments should modernize their processes, get with the times for 2020

Laura Jones is the chief strategic officer at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Jan 22, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

LETTERS: Castlegar readers share some holiday frustrations

A Holiday Train letdown and a disappointing Christmas program.

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

MLA Katrine Conroy looks back at 2019 in Kootenay West

BC Minister of Children and Family Development looks at last year’s accomplishments.

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Climate strikes are an example of youth becoming politicized and rejecting adult inaction

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

COLUMN: A win for Mother Nature and the Jumbo Valley

For the Ktunaxa people, this has been their traditional territory for 400 generations.

  • Dec 11, 2019

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019