Opinion

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
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A lunar eclipse will happen next month, Nov. 18/19. Photo: Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash

Look up to see the Kootenay sky full of planets

“For thousands of years, the night sky was just a splash of random dots.”

  • Oct 28, 2021
A lunar eclipse will happen next month, Nov. 18/19. Photo: Mathew Schwartz/Unsplash
Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. Learn more at DriveSmartBC.ca.

Drivesmart column: Back it up

Backing in to a parking stall makes sense when possible

  • Oct 28, 2021
Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement. Learn more at DriveSmartBC.ca.
“As I think on the different faces of the garden that I saw in different seasons and some wonderful memories that I have in the garden, I think of the fact that there is a time for everything.” Photo: Veronica Reverse/Unsplash

‘There is a time for everything … ‘

“What would the other side of this physical world be like?”

  • Oct 24, 2021
“As I think on the different faces of the garden that I saw in different seasons and some wonderful memories that I have in the garden, I think of the fact that there is a time for everything.” Photo: Veronica Reverse/Unsplash
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: The Rich Man’s Folly

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

  • Oct 24, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
“Once you tap into your natural energy cycle, you will be more aware of those things that trigger your adrenal response.” Photo: Ann Danilina/Unsplash

Column: Getting back to your natural sleep cycle

Peri Best is an independent health, wellness and fitness professional living in the Boundary.

  • Oct 21, 2021
“Once you tap into your natural energy cycle, you will be more aware of those things that trigger your adrenal response.” Photo: Ann Danilina/Unsplash
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Traffic backs up on East First Street in Port Angeles on Tuesday, the result of lane closures at Golf Course Road, which is being repaved from East First Street to East Fifth Street. At times, traffic was snarled as far as downtown Port Angeles with backups on many side streets and arterials. Construction on Golf Course is expected to continue through Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Traffic backs up on East First Street in Port Angeles on Tuesday, the result of lane closures at Golf Course Road, which is being repaved from East First Street to East Fifth Street. At times, traffic was snarled as far as downtown Port Angeles with backups on many side streets and arterials. Construction on Golf Course is expected to continue through Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
National newspaper week began Oct. 3. Photo: Submitted

What is National Newspaper Week and why you should support it

This year, National Newspaper Week takes place from October 3 to October 9, 2021.

  • Oct 5, 2021
National newspaper week began Oct. 3. Photo: Submitted