Opinion

Jaws for $5 on the big screen: a silver lining to pandemic-era cinema

During these (trying/unprecedented/difficult/spicy) times, many different industries have take colossal hits and…

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020

A memorial disc golf tour of the East Kootenay

This past weekend, a few friends and I embarked on a weekend…

Live, and silent, sports return

No fans in the stands will make things interesting

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

I feel as though I say this each and every month but…

We are never going back to ‘normal’

I took a quick look down the Platzl the other day and…

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Kimberley's graduation parade of 2020
Penticton brush fire
Houseboat catches fire on Mara Lake in the Shuswap
House fire in Hedley

LETTER: Tourism Minister responds to criticism

As BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, I’d like to respond…

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

Sitting in the field on the farm, I can hear thunder rolling…

Our PM appears to have somewhat flexible ethics

What is it about Justin Trudeau and shooting himself in the foot?…

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that “irregardless” has been added to the dictionary.

Most Canadians do not want US border reopened

There was a minor hullabaloo, and an impressive Twitter ratio, late last…

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020

Letter: Concerns around dog poisoning

Letter to the Editor Dear Residents of Kimberley and Cranbrook, My name…

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

Conservative leadership race serves up a menu of meh

An interesting, though not entirely unsurprising, poll was released by the Angus…

Farm life: my garden is my happy place

My garden is my happy place. It’s a place I go to…

The Weed Warrior: an invasive weed, new to the East Kootenay

Wild Parsnip is a plant that most of us don’t want to have a Close Encounter of any Kind with

  • May 29, 2020