Opinion

“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

 

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Behind the Mask: COVID-19 and motherhood

Vernon columnist speaks to two area moms amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Oct 5, 2021

 

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

 

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Top Shelf Stories: Forget the darn Gatorade

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

  • Sep 9, 2021
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“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
Healthcare workers watch as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the Kelowna hospital on Sept. 1. Photo: Aaron Hemens

COVID isn’t going away any time soon, so we need to find peace

“There are reports of doctors and nurses being spat on and receiving derogatory insults.”

  • Sep 9, 2021
Healthcare workers watch as roughly 1,000 people gathered and protested COVID-19 health measures outside of the Kelowna hospital on Sept. 1. Photo: Aaron Hemens
“All baseball teams know it is a sin to run a squeeze play with two outs, and you certainly don’t do it with two strikes with your worst bunter hitting.” Photo: Thomas Park on Unsplash

Top Shelf Stories: Time for some new signs

Their pitcher for five innings, who I’m pretty sure was related to or maybe even was Josh Beckett

  • Sep 7, 2021
“All baseball teams know it is a sin to run a squeeze play with two outs, and you certainly don’t do it with two strikes with your worst bunter hitting.” Photo: Thomas Park on Unsplash
Control of Parliament could conceivably come down to one or two seats in the House of Commons – and possibly the results in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding.

OPINION: Majority government unlikely as 44th federal election gets underway

None of Canada’s federal parties are within striking distance of a majority government

Control of Parliament could conceivably come down to one or two seats in the House of Commons – and possibly the results in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding.
“The fight for B.C.’s forests is often pitted as a battle between resource workers and environmentalists,” Eddie Petryshen writes. “Meanwhile, the policy failures and corporate agendas responsible for the current state of B.C.’s forests rarely make the headlines.” Photo: Ron Otsu on Unsplash

B.C.’s policy failures force citizens to put their bodies on the line for old growth

In 2018, the West Kootenay Ecosociety launched a formal complaint to the province …

  • Sep 3, 2021
“The fight for B.C.’s forests is often pitted as a battle between resource workers and environmentalists,” Eddie Petryshen writes. “Meanwhile, the policy failures and corporate agendas responsible for the current state of B.C.’s forests rarely make the headlines.” Photo: Ron Otsu on Unsplash
The new normal implies that we will automatically practice hand hygiene, coughing into our sleeve, physical distancing, and mask wearing when we are in the company of others. Photo: Chuttersnap on Unsplash

‘The new normal is not so normal … ‘

“In the Kootenay region where I live, case counts are increasing.”

  • Aug 31, 2021
The new normal implies that we will automatically practice hand hygiene, coughing into our sleeve, physical distancing, and mask wearing when we are in the company of others. Photo: Chuttersnap on Unsplash
From The Hill by Richard Cannings.

We know what we need to do for climate action, so let’s just do it

“For too long, Canada has dragged its feet on the urgent need to battle climate change … “

  • Aug 10, 2021
From The Hill by Richard Cannings.
Born and raised in Grand Forks, Ben Jepsen serves from Gospel Chapel. He is married with two children. Photo: BenJepsen.com

‘Don’t make a statue of me’

Do people actually trust you … within your inner circle?

  • Aug 8, 2021
Born and raised in Grand Forks, Ben Jepsen serves from Gospel Chapel. He is married with two children. Photo: BenJepsen.com
A crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, London, July, 1914. (Photo via Wikipedia)

A tale of two Julys in British Columbia – 2021 and 1914

“These are, we might say, febrile times.”

A crowd in front of Buckingham Palace, London, July, 1914. (Photo via Wikipedia)
For Your Consideration

Brokeback Facebook: I wish I knew how to quit you!

Thom is inspired by the proliferation of viral inane questions to reevaluate his social media use

For Your Consideration
The author during GoByBike Week. Taking a break from all that high-flying on the Isador Canyon Trail. Photo: Christina Blaskovich

The auto and the bike: A paean to them both

One becomes an extension of one’s self. The other offers the sensation of flight.

The author during GoByBike Week. Taking a break from all that high-flying on the Isador Canyon Trail. Photo: Christina Blaskovich
Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup. Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo: Weed Warrior Frank.

The Kootenay’s Weed Warrior returns with dandelion pancakes

Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical.

Knobby dandelion pancake with maple syrup. Foraging can be fun, tasty and economical. Photo: Weed Warrior Frank.
Where all of Canada would meet, sort of … A Greyhound bus waiting at the old terminal in downtown Winnipeg. Photo: Wikipedia

A lament for the golden age of bus travel

The days are gone when all of us humped it all over Canada on the bus. More’s the pity …

Where all of Canada would meet, sort of … A Greyhound bus waiting at the old terminal in downtown Winnipeg. Photo: Wikipedia
“In 2018 a national study in health care found 60 per cent of all nurses experienced bullying during work hours.” Photo: Jeshoots/Unsplash

Opinion: We have a duty to address the nurse bullying culture

What does nurse bullying look like?

  • May 20, 2021
“In 2018 a national study in health care found 60 per cent of all nurses experienced bullying during work hours.” Photo: Jeshoots/Unsplash
A wood engraving by Hugo Vogel of a Norse raid under Olaf Tryggvesson, circa 994 AD. Along with “they,” English gets the word “berserk” from the Old Norse language.

World O’ Words: The awesome power of “they”

The Word of the Year for 2015 and 2019 has sparked a lot of discussion over the millennium

A wood engraving by Hugo Vogel of a Norse raid under Olaf Tryggvesson, circa 994 AD. Along with “they,” English gets the word “berserk” from the Old Norse language.
Tents set up under the Trail Skywalk earlier this spring. Photo: Trail Times

Message from Concerned Trail Citizens: ‘A Necessary Response’

” … if we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem.”

  • May 16, 2021
Tents set up under the Trail Skywalk earlier this spring. Photo: Trail Times