The best Christmas gift doesn’t need wrapping

Bertrand: “Enjoy this time with your loved ones, Merry Christmas.”

  • Dec 22nd, 2017

City aims for efficient, cost-effective Riverfront Centre

The city met with the Minister regarding concerns and issues associated with ongoing sustainability

  • Dec 12th, 2017

Wedding traditions

The dream of a happy and long lasting marriage is not any different today than 70 years ago

  • Nov 24th, 2017
Agassiz dairy farm fire
Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks
'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay
Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

Everyone seems to be jumping on the pot train now

“Suddenly everyone seems to be an advocate for the legalization of marijuana.”

  • Nov 16th, 2017

All quiet on the climate front as world moves on despite U.S. defection

“The real breakthrough came in Paris in 2015, and the objective now is to keep the show on the road”

  • Nov 16th, 2017

Flippant use of military terms skewers reality of war

Editor’s note: This column originally ran in 2013 but remains relevant today if not more so

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Science and religion need not be in conflict

“It’s too bad Payette was disdainful and dismissive of those who do not “live and breathe” science …”

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Proposed national park would benefit the Okanagan

Richard Cannings is the MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Don’t expect China to budge on North Korea

Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

  • Nov 8th, 2017

Low Dose Naltrexone

Dr. Hunt: Naltrexone is a medicine that antagonizes/blocks various opioid receptors on cells

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

The Bailey’s success reflects Trail’s changing tone

Bertrand: The Bailey is becoming a go-to venue for music lovers across the West Kootenay.

  • Nov 2nd, 2017

Halloween is what we believe it to be

McEwan writes, “Every year the emphasis on creepy, sinister things seems to gain in popularity.”

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Climate change real and natural

Letter to the Editor; Thorpe Watson, PhD, Warfield

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Marijuana and Canada in legal limbo

An editorial from the Amherst News

  • Sep 15th, 2017

Smoke Eater: Looking forward to moving forward

Only one week until the New Era begins, writes columnist Dave Thompson

  • Sep 1st, 2017

The huckleberry conundrum

Lorne Eckersley, publisher of the Creston Valley Advance, weighs in on commerical picking

  • Aug 26th, 2017

Junior team adopts full-face protection

Three weeks or so until game one for Trail Smoke Eaters

  • Aug 18th, 2017


The name of this Kootenay River community comes from Chinook Jargon.

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Canada must take firm stance at NAFTA table

Take a firm stand at NAFTA table … No deal is better than a bad deal.

  • Aug 16th, 2017