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(Tim Schewe)

Traffic calming in your neighbourhood

Since the police are only part of the solution, what are the alternatives?

  • Jul 18, 2020
(Tim Schewe)
The Trail Times is pleased to welcome Montrose native Connor Jones as a contributor in his column called Top Shelf Stories. (Submitted photo)

YOU didn’t back check …

Pro hockey player Connor Jones’ inspiring stories on life, hockey and everything in between.

  • Jul 10, 2020
The Trail Times is pleased to welcome Montrose native Connor Jones as a contributor in his column called Top Shelf Stories. (Submitted photo)
Freddy Marks has been a professional realtor for more than 30 years. (Submitted photo)

Your House Has Become More Than Just Home Base

Real Estate columnist Freddy Marks notes rural property demand is growing

  • Jul 10, 2020
Freddy Marks has been a professional realtor for more than 30 years. (Submitted photo)
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Police hunt for arsonist who lit sleeping homeless woman's blanket on fire in Vancouver
Richard Cannings is in his second term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. (File)

Wealth tax needed as gap between rich and poor grows

Cannings: Disparity between super-wealthy and the rest is much greater than previously estimated

  • Jul 7, 2020
Richard Cannings is in his second term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. (File)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Painful Truth: The widening border

The U.S. and Canada are about to diverge, and we don’t know what it means yet

  • Jul 2, 2020
In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP talks systemic racism

MP Richard Cannings is in his second term

  • Jun 26, 2020
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(Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash)

Thinking today about the histories of tomorrow

Robert Malcolmson is professor emeritus of history at Queen’s University. He now lives in Nelson.

(Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash)
Tim Schewe. (Submitted photo)

The road is not your ashtray

Some people always toss their butts out the window regardless of the time of year or risk

  • Jun 25, 2020
Tim Schewe. (Submitted photo)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)

Our pre-pandemic world will not return

After some of the changes I’ve been seeing, I don’t want life to go back to the way it was earlier

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some are taking extra time to prepare special home-cooked meals. (Stock photo)
Drivesmart column: Learn to yield and make roadway safer

Drivesmart column: Learn to yield and make roadway safer

Sometimes through traffic does have to yield to those who are trying to enter or leave the highway.

  • Jun 16, 2020
Drivesmart column: Learn to yield and make roadway safer
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Conservative leadership race serves up a menu of meh

“A new Conservative leader cannot come soon enough.”

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Ironies abound in the English use of the word “blitz.

A German word blitzes the English language

World O’ Words: Lightning quick, on offense and defense

  • Jun 9, 2020
Ironies abound in the English use of the word “blitz.
Planting for a year round harvest

Planting for a year round harvest

The mid-July sowings produce crops that will become large enough to take them through the winter

  • Jun 9, 2020
Planting for a year round harvest
House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings

House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings

From the Hill: Richard Cannings MP South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  • Jun 3, 2020
House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the effort to contain COVID-19, B.C. legislature, April 29. (B.C. government)

B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • Jun 2, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry update the effort to contain COVID-19, B.C. legislature, April 29. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: Business Check-In

COVID-19: Business Check-In

The application process for certain programs has not been smooth.

  • May 28, 2020
COVID-19: Business Check-In
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The third photograph of Robert Johnson

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light — a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

  • May 28, 2020
The third photograph of Robert Johnson
(Trail Times file)

Pandemic will bring long-lasting changes to Canada

Column by Richard Cannings, South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP

  • May 26, 2020
(Trail Times file)