Opinion

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It’s hard to believe there is a B.C. labour crunch

There are “Help Wanted” signs everywhere

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Tim Schewe

Driving in B.C. without a licence, what happens if you’re caught?

It will be the end of the trip as you will be prevented from driving further

  • Sep 30, 2021
Tim Schewe
Images of federal election campaign stops across Canada in August 2021. Photo: Canadian Press

Status quo federal election still to have consequences

Election numbers change minimal but will still be disruptive

Images of federal election campaign stops across Canada in August 2021. Photo: Canadian Press
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Robert Barron column: Some of us not meant to be TV stars

Our bosses decided they could save money if they combined television and newspaper reporters

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Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Isaiah 53:6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned — every one — to his own way….” Photo: Unsplash

What’s wrong with our world?

“Needless to say I’ve done more than my share of wrong … “

  • Sep 19, 2021
Isaiah 53:6: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned — every one — to his own way….” Photo: Unsplash
The Epistle to the Ephesians, also called the Letter to the Ephesians and often shortened to Ephesians, is the 10th book of the New Testament. Photo: Benjamin Finley/Unsplash

We are called to love our brothers and sisters, whether they share our opinions or not

“Lately the issues seem to be between those choosing to get vaccinated and those who are not.”

  • Sep 19, 2021
The Epistle to the Ephesians, also called the Letter to the Ephesians and often shortened to Ephesians, is the 10th book of the New Testament. Photo: Benjamin Finley/Unsplash
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett

Alliance calls for halt to bighorn sheep hunt in the Boundary

Bluetongue disease is uncommon in B.C., though it has affected herds south of the border.

  • Sep 16, 2021
Bighorn sheep, like this ram, are prized among hunters and photographers for their majestic headgear. Photo: Chris Hammett
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Different worlds; Today’s school experience versus 40 years ago

Opinion: I’m always pleasantly surprised when I go to schools these days

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Body brushing stimulates the skin and activates your immune system. Photo: Sun Studio Creative/Unsplash

Taking care of our lymphatic system, one of our best body cleaners

by Peri Best *********** So many women I know are being challenged…

  • Sep 14, 2021
Body brushing stimulates the skin and activates your immune system. Photo: Sun Studio Creative/Unsplash
When famines, plagues, and oppressions happened to ancient Israel, it would eventually cause them to question, “Why is all this happening to us?” Photo: Yannick Pulver/Unsplash

It is time to inquire and seek His favour

Famines, plagues, and oppression … “Why is all this happening to us?”

  • Sep 12, 2021
When famines, plagues, and oppressions happened to ancient Israel, it would eventually cause them to question, “Why is all this happening to us?” Photo: Yannick Pulver/Unsplash
Piazza San Pietro (Saint Peter’s Square) is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome. Photo: Vatican.ca

Vatican News

” … listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet: Pope, Archbishop

Piazza San Pietro (Saint Peter’s Square) is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome. Photo: Vatican.ca
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Gain That is Loss

‘The only remedy for the sins and sorrows of men is Christ.’

  • Sep 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Forget the darn Gatorade

By Connor Jones *************** On a cold Sunday morning in November, Grandpa…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Photo: Shayna Douglas/Unsplash
“Lindsey was much faster than us two ding bats. She flew into the ribbon, beating us only by a foot.” Photo: Tamas Pap on Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Sailor Moon boots kick butt

Montrose native and professional hockey player Connor Jones looks back at his time growing up

  • Sep 9, 2021
“Lindsey was much faster than us two ding bats. She flew into the ribbon, beating us only by a foot.” Photo: Tamas Pap on Unsplash