Life chain event Saturday in Trail

This year Life Chain will take place in Trail Saturday at 1 p.m. and in Castlegar and Nelson at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Canada is the only democratic country with no law governing abortion. In 1988 the Supreme Court ruled that it was up to Parliament to pass legislation regarding preborn life. Science proves that a baby developing in the womb is human, deserving legal protection far in advance of the moment the child draws its first breath.

But more than 26 years have passed, politicians are afraid of the ‘a’ word and there is still no legal protection for preborn babies. Many Canadians want the debate re-opened.

Annually, Life Chains are held in Canada and the United States with over 30,000 participants in Canada alone. People stand respectfully, out of concern that human life has value and ‘choice’ must be informed, because abortion ends human life.

This year Life Chain will take place in Trail Saturday at 1 p.m. and in Castlegar and Nelson at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Participants will hold signs with varied messages to convey that abortion is not a solution to women’s problems, and that help is available.

Like the sign that reads “She’s a Child not a Choice” the area Right to Life Society believes every woman should make a choice both she and the baby can live with.

In order to “Love them Both / Choose Life” as another message reads, the group knows it is important to actively offer help and support to pregnant women.

This help can be found locally at the Choices Pregnancy Centre 250-354-1199 or www.choicespregnancycentre.ca

Many participants know the importance of forgiveness and may have themselves had abortions, so want others to know help and support is available at www.canadasilentnomore.com

We welcome everyone to join our peaceful gathering in Trail Saturday at 1 p.m. along Victoria St.;  in Castlegar on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Canadian Tire and Highway 3 and in Nelson on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Front St.

Just Posted

A tent housing a mobile vaccination clinic. (Interior Health/Contributed)
Over 5K jabbed at Interior Health mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The clinics have made stops in more than 40 communities since launching last week

The pilot of this single-engine propeller plane was unhurt after crash-landing in a Como Road orchard Friday, June 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Plane crash lands into Grand Forks orchard, pilot injured

RCMP have secured the crash site, pending investigation by Transport Canada

Author John Vaillant joins Lisa Moore and Fred Wah for Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Alumni Reading on Friday, July 9. All three authors were featured at the inaugural festival in 2012. Photo: Submitted
FESTIVAL TALES: When 2012 meets 2021

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival will include authors from the event’s inaugural year

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interior Health COVID-19 cases falling slower than the rest of B.C.

More than a third of provincial cases announced Thursday came from the Interior

A small pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins pass by close to shore in Campbell River June 16, 2021. Still capture from video courtesy of Kimberly Hart
VIDEO: Dolphin sunset captured from Vancouver Island shore

Spectacular setting for view of travelling pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trutch Avenue in Chilliwack to be renamed to remove racist taint

New name to have Indigenous significance as Chilliwack takes new step toward reconciliation

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant

More than 2,000 cases of the variant confirmed across all 10 provinces and in one territory

Bella Bella is on B.C.’s Central Coast, accessible only by air and ocean. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. provides $22 million for Heiltsuk development on Central Coast

Elders care home project, tourism, lumber mill supported

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

Seth Rogen’s vibrant orange sculpture was sold for $7,000 above Vancouver Art Gallery’s initial estimation at auction Tuesday. June 15. (Heffel Fine Arts)
Vase made by Seth Rogen sells for $12,000 at Vancouver auction

The B.C.-born comedian has a new pot habit and it’s paying off

BC Lions running back John White IV (3) runs with the ball during first quarter CFL football action against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Saturday, September 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
BC Lions file trademark for new logo

Canadian Football League team files for new design on June 1

The remains of the Mid-Island Co-op in Whiskey Creek along the Alberni Highway on Friday, June 18, after a blaze the day before devastated the gas station. (Michael Briones photo)
VIDEO: Camper van explosion burns Vancouver Island gas station to the ground

Nine fire departments responded to the incident, no injuries reported

The Montreal Police logo is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Some Quebec politicians are calling for an investigation after a video was released that appears to show a Montreal police officer with his leg on a young Black man’s neck during an arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Probe called for after video appearing to show Montreal officer’s knee on Black youth’s neck

Politicians call for investigation after clip evokes memories of George Floyd incident

Most Read