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OUT OF LEFT FIELD: The column no one wants to read

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: The column no one wants to read

I believe that true faith, no matter the stripe, is the most beautiful, miraculous thing a person can be given. And I believe it comes through questioning and soul-searching and observation.

I believe that the ugliest thing ever visited upon humanity is blind faith. No questioning, no use of our God-given gift of discernment, common sense or choice – it’s belief without intelligence. It's what animals do. It defies every gift God/Allah/Yahweh/Buddha ever offered.

 Blind faith brought us the Crusades, the Dark Ages, the Apocalypse.

CBT speaks to abattoir petition; community consultation

CBT speaks to abattoir petition; community consultation

As many as 465 people have signed a petition asking Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to fund a local abattoir, underlining the need for upcoming community consultations, according to CBT spokesperson Delphi Hoodicoff.

Social media credited, in part, with finding missing little boy

Social media credited, in part, with finding missing little boy

Social media proved its power on Nov. 19, becoming an instrumental tool in helping to find a missing 10-year-old Castlegar boy in Trail (his name is being withheld to protect his and his family’s privacy).

At roughly 6:30 p.m., RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson contacted The Source and asked the word be spread about a missing child.

Within roughly two hours, 398 people had shared the link, 27,852 people read the story, and Facebook says the post reached 57,808 people.

Selkirk Forestry student Liz King was one of the residents who called 9-1-1.

CP Rail response doesn't track for council

CP Rail response doesn't track for council

At its first regular meeting since the election, city council expressed frustration over a less-than-satisfactory response from CP Rail regarding a new schedule of night trains running through the region.

LETTER: Winterfest committee explains why cancellation stands

LETTER: Winterfest committee explains why cancellation stands

Further to the Public Notice issued on Nov. 20, from the Winterfest Organizing Committee, Winterfest will remain cancelled for 2014.

After continued discussion and consideration of potential options for hosting Winterfest 2014 at a different location, it has been determined that alternative arrangements for the annual parade, tree lighting and festivities cannot be accommodated on such short notice.

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

The Winterfest Organizing Committee regrets to inform our community that the 19th Annual Winterfest Family Celebration has been cancelled due to planned labour action by striking CUPE City workers during the event. The Committee decided to cancel the event after hearing that some participants would not continue in the event if the CUPE city workers were maintaining a picket line.

CUPE to picket Winterfest

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire:

With the ongoing labour dispute and the City's refusal to bargain, CUPE city workers will be maintaining picket lines during Winterfest, including the planned tree lighting on December 5.

CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette said that members regret that they find themselves in a situation where they are unable to support an event that they and their families enjoy every year.

Famed Artist Santo Mignosa Returns to KSA Roots

Artist Santo Mignosa (middle) chatted with alumni and Kootenay Studio Arts supporters at a Touchstones Nelson event earlier this month. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Legendary former Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) instructor Santo Mignosa visited Nelson earlier this month to help celebrate the impact Zeljko Kujundzic left on our region’s creative community.

UPDATED: Local child found alive and well

UPDATED: Local child found alive and well

Kael, the 10-year-old missing boy, was found alive and well in Trail, and has been returned to his family, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

Previous story:

There is a young boy missing, police want your help.

He is about about four feet tall, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a toque and gloves. He's near the airport/casino/art gallery area.

If you see him, please call 9-1-1. He is 10 years old, and has been missing since about 2:30 p.m.

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