Opinion

Barry Gerding.

Column: COVID vaccine a matter of faith

President of Canadian Medical Association wades into vaccine debate

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
Laurie Edmiston is executive director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.

HIV funding down in Canada, HIV infections up

December 1 is World AIDS Day

  • Nov 25, 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)
November can be a tough month to keep your head up. Photo: Unsplash
November can be a tough month to keep your head up. Photo: Unsplash
“(The gospel) meets our greatest need.” Photo: Unsplash

‘Good news — read all about it … ‘

Most people don’t realize the Christian “gospel” means “good news.”

  • Nov 21, 2021
“(The gospel) meets our greatest need.” Photo: Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: A Great Gulf Fixed

The rich man had an opportunity to help the needy, but focused on pleasure, he forgot God.

  • Nov 21, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
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.
Overdose prevention and safe injection sites in B.C. are taking extra precautions like using enhanced cleaning measures and mobile sites to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Photo: Black Press Media file

More havoc being created in downtown Trail

Letter to the Editor from Concerned Citizens of Trail Group

  • Nov 18, 2021
Overdose prevention and safe injection sites in B.C. are taking extra precautions like using enhanced cleaning measures and mobile sites to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. Photo: Black Press Media file
During Homelessness Action Week last month, the community came together to learn more about homeless in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Image: Submitted

What do we really know about homelessness?

Donations of socks and winter items seen as a start, but more must be learned by all

  • Nov 18, 2021
During Homelessness Action Week last month, the community came together to learn more about homeless in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Image: Submitted
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Measuring vehicle speeds with laser

Wondered about the instruments that the police use to measure vehicle speeds on our highways?

  • Nov 18, 2021
Drive Smart columnist Tim Schewe.
Individuals are welcome to join the WKCH and connect with others wanting to take action on climate. Silver Sprey photo credit: Craig DeLong

Locals invited to join West Kootenay Climate Hub

Over a dozen partner organizations have joined from across the West Kootenay.

  • Nov 14, 2021
Individuals are welcome to join the WKCH and connect with others wanting to take action on climate. Silver Sprey photo credit: Craig DeLong
Our freedom was paid for in full by those who took up the torch and took a stand against the evil that was threatening the world. Photo: Unsplash

Freedom is not free …

For 23 years it has been my honour to serve in the Canadian Forces as a Reserve Force Chaplain.

  • Nov 11, 2021
Our freedom was paid for in full by those who took up the torch and took a stand against the evil that was threatening the world. Photo: Unsplash
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Don’t act like a jerk

This story: one of those times.

  • Nov 9, 2021
Competitiveness is a ‘Jones’ staple as you readers know, and many times we have towed the line and occasionally gone past it. Photo: Unsplash
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: If you drink, don’t drive

10,787 alcohol related tickets were given to people in B.C. between January and August 2021

  • Nov 9, 2021
Tim Schewe
“There is joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.” - Luke 15:7. Photo: Unsplash

The Prodigal Son

Tom Kline is pastor of Castlegar Baptist Church

  • Nov 7, 2021
“There is joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.” - Luke 15:7. Photo: Unsplash
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash

The Rich Man’s Folly

‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’

  • Nov 7, 2021
‘A man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.’ Photo: Unsplash
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)
“Social media can be detrimental to mental health as well as democracy.” Photo: Firmbee.com/Unsplash

Facebook: what happens when a company has more power than countries do

Best way to limit Facebook’s power is choosing not to use it

“Social media can be detrimental to mental health as well as democracy.” Photo: Firmbee.com/Unsplash
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