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LETTER: In remembering war let us envision peace

LETTER: In remembering war let us envision peace

To the Editor;

This poem was written by Nicholas Peters just after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Peters, who lived for some years at Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada, had emigrated from Russia in 1925 as a boy of 10 and had seen firsthand the horrors of revolution and war in his native country.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and trained as a flying officer. He died on the night of March 7 - 8, 1945 after his aircraft was hit by enemy fire. The poem is from a collection of Peters' work entitled Another Morn.

OP/ED: Sorry Christine, but sometimes 'not nice' is the way to go

OP/ED: Sorry Christine, but sometimes 'not nice' is the way to go

I’m writing a column further to Christine’s column (http://castlegarsource.com/news/oped-looks-werent-deceiving-you-deceived-yourself-21868#.UJw81m80WSo), not because I disagree with her, but because I totally agree and don’t think she takes it far enough.

Micah May sets the bar high with goal of traveling to the Arctic this summer

Micah May . . . likes the outdoors

Micah May is has set a rather ambitious goal for a boy attending Grade 9 — to raise $10,000 for a trip to the Arctic.

The trip is through Students on Ice, an organization offering educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic.

“Students on Ice is a way for me to combine all my passions — physical challenges, being in nature, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and scientific studies and learning,” the 14, soon to be 15, year-old May told The Nelson Daily.

Rotating strike hits Nelson as Community Social Services Bargaining Association attempts to pressure employer

 CSSBA members kept warm by walking up and down Lake Street Thursday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Picket signs made walking the sidewalk in front of the Community First Health Co-op on Lake Street in Nelson a little difficult as unionized workers of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) took to the streets in a latest round of rotating strikes against the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA).

The CSSBA is made up of members from the BCGEU (BC Government Employees Union), Canadian Union of Public Employees, HEU (Hospital Employees Union), HSA (Health Sciences Association) and six other unions.

OP/ED: The looks weren't deceiving - you deceived yourself

OP/ED: The looks weren't deceiving - you deceived yourself

Personal appearance has become a common theme in my discussions over the past week, from online debates about teenage style to chats over coffee about what women do to feel beautiful, and it has made me realize how focused we are on self-expression/style/appearance.

Free expert advice for local businesses in Trail

Free expert advice for local businesses in Trail

The Kootenay-Boundary region is a hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit, talent and creativity that continues to hatch innovative small businesses. While great ideas and enterprise are here in abundance, the legal steps required to translate ideas into a fully operational and functional businesses can be a major hurdle. In September, the “Ask An Expert” program kicked off, focussing initially on assisting Kootenay-Boundary entrepreneurs and start-ups with free legal advice sessions.  The initial session in Nelson held in September was a great success.

RCMP asks for public assistance in locating a missing White Rock man

David Anthony Klammer

The RCMP and Search and rescue officials are asking for the public's support to find a White Rock man presumed to be missing in the Revelstoke area.

RCMP report that on October 8 39-year old David Anthony Klammer left his parents residence in Saskatchewan in his White 2003 Subaru Impreza.

Klammer was expected to be returning home but has yet to arrive and was reported missing by his family on October 21.

On October 26 a backpack, believed to be Klammer's was found in the brush along a logging road referred to as, 12-mile, South of Revelstoke.

West Kootenay Community Social Services workers take to picket line Thursday

West Kootenay Community Social Services workers take to picket line Thursday

Caring professionals at a handful of facilities in the West Kootenay and Creston will be out on the picket lines Thursday as part of rotating job action by unionized workers of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association.

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is made up of members from the BCGEU (BC Government Employees Union, Canadian Union of Public Employees, HEU, HSA and six other unions.

COMMENT: Blind mercy

COMMENT: Blind mercy

Just out of Jericho, Bartimaeus sits by the road. Hearing Jesus and the crowd he cries, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. ”Many in the crowd tell him to shut up, but he raises his voice and Jesus, standing still, says: “Call him here.” Changing their tone, the voices in the crowd tell Bartimaeus to “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”

Lockdown drills apart of the modern school experience

Lockdown drills are as much apart of the school year as fire drills -- a necessary precaution in a world of unpredictability. Photo Erin Perkins.

During a normal school day at Christina Lake Elementary, the quiet chatter of children reciting their multiplication tables, working on group projects and reading out loud filters out of the classrooms and into the halls.

Then a secret signal sounds. Not the usual fierce fire alarm, but something new. And within seconds the school falls silent, the doors are locked and the lights are turned off.

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