Opinion

“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think on These Things: Saying and Doing – Part 4

‘If you cultivate faithfully the vineyard of your soul, God will make you a laborer together with Himself.’

  • Aug 25, 2022
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
To beat the heat, families gather at Twin Bays beach on Kootenay Lake during the summer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

E-Tips: Prepare for Future Heatwaves

Prepare yourself with an emergency plan for extreme temperatures

  • Aug 23, 2022
To beat the heat, families gather at Twin Bays beach on Kootenay Lake during the summer. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: How to make a safe lane change

Preparation for a lane change is critical

  • Aug 23, 2022
Tim Schewe
Gord Turner
Gord Turner
If only all highways looked like this, all the time, all summer long Photo: Pixabay

Summer road trip sanity

Summer road trips will provide you with lots of happy memories. You just have to survive them first.

If only all highways looked like this, all the time, all summer long Photo: Pixabay
Robert’s column

A plea to all drivers; watch out for motorcyclists

All it takes is one lapse in concentration to cause a catastrophe

Robert’s column
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cynthia Pelletier

‘Directed paths and divine appointments’

Enjoy the music at the Gospel Music Festival …

  • Jul 24, 2022
Cynthia Pelletier
Area of space where the deep field image was taken is as small as a grain of sand held at arm’s length. This cluster is 4.6 billion light-years away.

James Webb Space Telescope, a remarkable ringside seat to universe

Known as “The Backyard Astronomer,” Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and columnist

Area of space where the deep field image was taken is as small as a grain of sand held at arm’s length. This cluster is 4.6 billion light-years away.
Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. Photo: John Arendt

COLUMN: Metric measurements include some odd sizes

Converting non-metric packages results in some puzzling numbers

Canada was moving towards the metric system in the 1970s, but today rulers will still show both inches and centimetres. Photo: John Arendt
Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted

REVIEW: Castlegar author, world traveler

Rosemary Manarin’s book All in a Journey takes us on several personal journeys around the world

Young Rosemary Manarin, world traveler, in a garden in India. Photo: Submitted
Dr. Bonnie Henry with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training. Photo: Black Press

All About Pets: Not all dogs fill the same role

A monthly column devoted to your pets

  • Jul 5, 2022
Dr. Bonnie Henry with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training. Photo: Black Press
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Minister Steven Guilbeault. Photo: Alex Tétreault

Plastic pollution in Canada: The time for action is now

“With the proper tools and rules in place, a better, greener, and more circular economy awaits.”

  • Jul 3, 2022
Minister Steven Guilbeault. Photo: Alex Tétreault
Photo: Canadian Press

COLUMN: Canadian values go beyond flag-waving

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out high standards for this country

  • Jun 30, 2022
Photo: Canadian Press
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‘Let’s talk tomatoes’

Opinion: Plants like tomatoes and peppers will rejoice about this heat …

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Snowflakes, (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)

Editor’s Desk: Snowflakes and pebbles

The world changes around us every day. People? Not so much.

Snowflakes, (Photo credit: Jill Wellington/Pixabay)
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron