Opinion

DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.

DrivesmartBC: Hey! Don’t plow my driveway in!

He didn’t have a leg to stand on

  • Dec 17, 2021
DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river in Abbotsford, Nov. 30. Photo: Canadian Press

B.C. needs a province-wide public bus network — especially now

There should be frequent and affordable buses on routes connecting destinations in the Interior

  • Dec 13, 2021
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river in Abbotsford, Nov. 30. Photo: Canadian Press
Columnist Mary Lowther is making her own Christmas gifts with a little help from the garden. Photo: Metro Creative

Mary Lowther column: Making gifts from the garden

Spoiler alert for my family: if you want to be surprised, read no further!

  • Dec 12, 2021
Columnist Mary Lowther is making her own Christmas gifts with a little help from the garden. Photo: Metro Creative
Emails letters to editor@trailtimes.ca.

Providing a continuum of care for British Columbians’ mental health

99.5 per cent of calls to B.C. crisis lines are safely de-escalated by volunteers

Emails letters to editor@trailtimes.ca.
“As we step into this Christmas season, take a moment and take charge over your anxiety.” Photo: Unsplash

Be anxious for nothing …

Snow, crisp air, decorations abound.

  • Dec 12, 2021
“As we step into this Christmas season, take a moment and take charge over your anxiety.” Photo: Unsplash
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: I can’t walk fast enough for the pedestrian signals

“Do we pedestrians have a right to safe passage, or is it a free-for-all?”

  • Dec 12, 2021
Tim Schewe
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Blurred Biblical Truth

‘You can trust the Bible, but be careful of interpretations and traditions.’

  • Dec 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
Trophy Town director Robert Barrett

A heartfelt thank you to ‘Trophy Town’ community

Trophy Town director grateful for Greater Trail response to ‘39 and ‘61 Smoke Eaters tribute

Trophy Town director Robert Barrett
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Barry Gerding.

Column: COVID vaccine a matter of faith

President of Canadian Medical Association wades into vaccine debate

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