Opinion

Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

The Tulameen dike, destroyed by the Nov. 14 flood, received $185,000 in temporary repairs. Photo Nov. 30, Andrea DeMeer

EDITORIAL: A time for generosity

Support is needed for those affected by recent weather disasters

  • Dec 2, 2021
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Disaster relief funding may not be enough

MP Dan Albas questions the existing structure of federal assistance for affected communities

  • Dec 1, 2021
Dan Albas
Barry Gerding.

Column: COVID vaccine a matter of faith

President of Canadian Medical Association wades into vaccine debate

Barry Gerding.
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Considering in-person or hybrid Parliament meetings

MP Dan Albas addresses choice of whether MPs need to be present in the House of Commons for debates

  • Nov 24, 2021
Dan Albas
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)

Giving Tuesday : The world’s largest generosity movement

Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 30

  • Nov 30, 2021
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. (Instagram photo)
Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times

COLUMN: Commercials fall short of portraying a positive workplace

A couple of recent television commercials for Amazon show a dismal view…

Employees at packing stations are seen at Amazon’s Kent, Wash., fulfillment center on June 11, 2020. Ken Lambert | The Seattle Times
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Photo Andrea DeMeer

EDITORIAL: Keep your head above water – take care of your mental health

The trauma and stress of what the community is experiencing can hit like a tsunami

Photo Andrea DeMeer
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)

Vernon university women’s group advocates for change

Women and men urged to attend presentation on eradicating violence against women

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Pixabay)
Rossland's religious communities came together to celebrate the Christmas season of Advent at the Advent Music Celebration at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Dec. 3. Picture here, a child lights the first Advent candle.

TAYLOR: Starting anew with a breathless hush

First Sunday of Advent Nov. 28 a time to practice silence

  • Nov 25, 2021
Rossland's religious communities came together to celebrate the Christmas season of Advent at the Advent Music Celebration at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Dec. 3. Picture here, a child lights the first Advent candle.
From January until the end of September 2021, a total of 1,534 overdose deaths were recorded in British Columbia. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: A health emergency continues to rage

Illicit drug overdose deaths are a serious problem throughout British Columbia

  • Nov 24, 2021
From January until the end of September 2021, a total of 1,534 overdose deaths were recorded in British Columbia. (Black Press file photo)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Dan Albas
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Preparing for emergencies

Devastation and destruction result from flooding

  • Nov 17, 2021
Dan Albas
Dan Albas
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Sagittarius Season, where transformation meets exploration

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Nov 16, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches at Normandy. This day is part of Canada’s military history. (Contributed)
Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The accounts of past wars must not be trivialized or downplayed

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)

LETTER: Remembering the forgotten

A salute to all Vernon seamen who went lost at sea

  • Nov 11, 2021
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)