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Letter: Concerns around dog poisoning

Letter: Concerns around dog poisoning

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

Letter: Concerns around dog poisoning
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

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

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Conservative leadership race serves up a menu of meh

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

The dahlias in my garden are one of the only things that I purchased already started. Everything else was started from seed either indoors or sown directly into the ground. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: my garden is my happy place

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

The dahlias in my garden are one of the only things that I purchased already started. Everything else was started from seed either indoors or sown directly into the ground. (Corey Bullock file)
Wild Parsnip is an invasive plant new to the East Kootenay. (Weed Warrior Frank photos)

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
Wild Parsnip is an invasive plant new to the East Kootenay. (Weed Warrior Frank photos)
Hong Kong harbour and skyline, seen from Victoria Peak on a rainy night of June 2019. Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr)

Hong Kong: What went wrong?

Gwynne Dyer “We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin…

  • May 29, 2020
Hong Kong harbour and skyline, seen from Victoria Peak on a rainy night of June 2019. Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Every week since working from home I’ve been having a picnic in the garden on Wednesday nights. I hope to carry on this tradition well after the pandemic. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: lessons learned while working from home

It’s important to slow down, be kind to one another, and enjoy the little moments in life

Every week since working from home I’ve been having a picnic in the garden on Wednesday nights. I hope to carry on this tradition well after the pandemic. (Corey Bullock file)
LETTERS: Jet boat traffic, coal mining

LETTERS: Jet boat traffic, coal mining

Jet boat traffic on St. Mary River Dear Editor The St Marys…

LETTERS: Jet boat traffic, coal mining
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)

Our species to save: Use this time to learn more about Canada’s endangered animals

We share our country with about 80,000 known wild species, 800 of them are endangered

  • May 15, 2020
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
I’m currently reading The Mad Trapper by Rudy Wiebe. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: the little things that brought me joy in April

Podcasts, books, recipes and other recommendations to enjoy this spring.

I’m currently reading The Mad Trapper by Rudy Wiebe. (Corey Bullock file)
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA

Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA

Open letter to residents from Cranbrook/ Kimberley physicians Dear Residents of Cranbrook…

Letters to the Editor: Cranbrook-Kimberley physicians; Kootenay East MLA
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative