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Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

Op/Ed: Anglers an important part of Kokanee comeback

The year is 1941. Wonder Woman makes her first comic book appearance, boxes of Cheerios appear on grocery store shelves for the first time, singers Joan Baez, Neil Diamond and Aaron Neville are born, and an attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese Navy changes the course of WWII by drawing the United States more […]

Op/Ed: Driving at work is dangerous, we can make it safer

By Trace Acres Here’s something that may surprise you: Driving may be the most dangerous thing most of us do in our job, even if we do it just once in a while. Don’t think you drive at work? You may need to think again. Sure, you may not be a courier or delivery person […]

Op/Ed: From Executive Director, Columbia River Treaty, and B.C. lead, Canadian Negotiation Delegation

As British Columbia’s lead in negotiations with the United States to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, I would like to comment on the difficult conditions in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir this year. My perspective comes from having lived in the West Kootenay for 10 years, assuming several provincial environmental roles in the region and, for […]

Column: Entropy -- a city and a civilization

‘ “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To study hard, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes, and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to do all […]

Op/Ed: Thanking the Heroes

In the face of devastating wildfires, our communities in British Columbia have witnessed countless heroes stepping forward. These extraordinary individuals deserve our utmost gratitude and respect for their unwavering dedication and bravery. First and foremost, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our BC Wildfire Service team. Their tireless efforts in battling fires, safeguarding homes and […]

Column: Life-filled, life-giving soil

As you walk outside, watching birds take flight or a squirrel run up a tree, take a moment to consider the activity beneath your feet. A new study shows more than half the world’s life is in soil — including 90 per cent of fungi, 85 per cent of plants and more than 50 per cent of bacteria. Just a teaspoon of healthy soil can...

Op/Ed: Visualizing the Complexity Human Civilization

An explorative response to the socially prevalent prompt that I and others are “too insignificant, arrogant, incapable or uninformed to truly make a difference”. Human Civilization is certainly a complex, nearly living, breathing organism spanning the entire planet in a multi-dimensional matrix of diverse networks of exchange,...

Letter: Solution is provide dialysis treatments at KLH

To The Editor: I now make three trips a week to the Trail for kidney dialysis treatments, which is stressful and financially draining. Home dialysis, which Interior Health (IH) promotes as a remedy, is not helpful because I live alone and cannot store large cartons of saline solution, nor lift the cartons or bags of solution,...

Letter: Roundup is poison

To The Editor: The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate.  It's been called the 'DDT of this century', and it is. Vancouver, Quebec and Montreal have banned the use of glyphosate as well as other cities and  countries around the world.  This  includes Mexico, Germany and France.  And to note,  Bayer of Germany, was the...

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