Opinion

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

 

Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Why should I file my income taxes on time?

No extension for taxes this year, could cost you

 

Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Why should I file my income taxes on time?

In case you didn’t hear, there’s no extension this year …

  • Apr 21, 2021

 

Brown; Whether you take Naloxone training, learn about and support mental health and substance use initiatives in your community or simply reach out to someone who is struggling – this is the time to act.

Interior Health CEO speaks on 5 years of strides and challenges in overdose crisis

In 2020, close to 4,000 people across IH had access to opioid medications

Brown; Whether you take Naloxone training, learn about and support mental health and substance use initiatives in your community or simply reach out to someone who is struggling – this is the time to act.
A recent study from Hellosafe.ca finds that the wedding industry in British Columbia lost $158 million in 2020 due to COVID. Photo: Unsplash

B.C. wedding industry takes a big hit in 2020

You think $158 million is a high number? Think again.

A recent study from Hellosafe.ca finds that the wedding industry in British Columbia lost $158 million in 2020 due to COVID. Photo: Unsplash
“A national paid sick leave program would keep Canadians healthier and Canadian businesses more productive and profitable,” writes MP Richard Cannings.

‘Paid sick leave is essential at all times, pandemic or no pandemic’

Canadian Recovery Sickness Benefit was designed just for the COVID pandemic

  • Apr 15, 2021
“A national paid sick leave program would keep Canadians healthier and Canadian businesses more productive and profitable,” writes MP Richard Cannings.
Image: Fraser Institute

Prime Ministers and government spending: 2021 Edition

“There are two primary measures to gauge the size of government.”

Image: Fraser Institute
Opinion: Now is the time to ensure Canadians have trusted sources for health facts so we can all avoid conspiracy theories and make evidence-informed decisions about vaccines. (CDC photo on Unsplash)

Yes, there’s a silver lining to the pandemic

At the risk of drawing ire, it’s a good time to consider an important lesson from COVID-19

Opinion: Now is the time to ensure Canadians have trusted sources for health facts so we can all avoid conspiracy theories and make evidence-informed decisions about vaccines. (CDC photo on Unsplash)
Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Working and living abroad can be taxing

How about thinking beyond COVID-19?

Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.
“In the spirit of Easter joy, I default to the traditions that shaped me, and the memory of which sustains me,” writes Louise McEwan. Photo: Unsplash

During pandemic, Easter traditions provide joy and hope

“This Easter, like Easter 2020, will stand out in memory because it is different …”

“In the spirit of Easter joy, I default to the traditions that shaped me, and the memory of which sustains me,” writes Louise McEwan. Photo: Unsplash
Gestalt describes something greater as a whole than the sum of its parts.

COVID-19 reminding us of humanity’s social gestalt

Opinion piece from Robert M. Macrae, Castlegar.

  • Mar 30, 2021
Gestalt describes something greater as a whole than the sum of its parts.
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‘An education should help young people get ahead’

Richard Cannings is in his second elected term as MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay

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Emma Bowins is second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted

Ecological Comment: The effect of dams on salmon

Written by second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC.

Emma Bowins is second year Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Selkirk College. Photo: Submitted
Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Employment expenses as a tax deduction

Can you claim these as an expense against your T4 income?

  • Mar 25, 2021
Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.
Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Tax free income or not?

“Believe it or not, there are sources of income that escape the taxman.”

Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.
Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)

Ecological Comment: The Pebble That Can Kill Salmon

A column written by Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College

Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)
From the Hill

From the Hill: New approach needed for addictions

Cannings: 17 people have died [of overdose] in Penticton, 14 in Grand Forks

  • Mar 16, 2021
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Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.

Did you say Tax Season, or Scam Season?

Tax season is a good time to talk about electronic security.

Ron Clarke is a Trail Times columnist.
Old growth in burn pile north of Revelstoke. Photo: Wildsight

B.C. old growth and forestry jobs in steep decline

Letter to the Editor from Eddie Petryshen, Wildsight conservation specialist

  • Mar 4, 2021
Old growth in burn pile north of Revelstoke. Photo: Wildsight
Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24, 2020. As of Feb. 22, 2021, Fraser Health had still not laid out a rollout plan to vaccinate people over 80. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

OPINION: Daughter of 97-year-old Chilliwack man is asking when her father will get vaccinated

While 94% of those over 70 in the UK have had the COVID jab, the nonagenarian from England must wait

Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24, 2020. As of Feb. 22, 2021, Fraser Health had still not laid out a rollout plan to vaccinate people over 80. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)