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By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 12 2019

A death in my family

A cousin of mine died last month, a man with whom for a very long period I had no contact nor true family-feeling. Alcoholism killed him. We once were very close.

I feel called to apologize in advance to family members who might feel my remarks here are too personal, that I have said too much that should be private. I believe I’ve exercised...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 28 2019

Students, teachers, and non profits in the West Kootenay/Okanagan could get a $10,000 grant this fall.

Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada, and TELUS STORYHIVE have joined forces, offering 10 grants to schools, teachers and organizations that work with youth.

The grant program, called Youth...

By Castlegar Source On on Friday Sep 27 2019

Mark your calendar! On Saturday, Oct. 5, The Half Moon Gnarvest is rockin' the valley for a cause!

 Join us in Slocan Park for a full day and evening of amazing live music.

The day starts at noon with some of the best Folkal (local Folk) legends to be, all the while amping up into a rockin' evening showcasing yet more local talent.

And when the music's over, there will be...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Sep 23 2019

Current and anticipatory grief

The reality of the continuing extinction of many so species is profoundly upsetting.  Readers may wonder why old people should care.  For example, I’ll be dead in a few years myself;  it will be up to others to live their lives diminished by the loss of caribou...

By Charles Jeanes On on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Part Two

I began an exploration of a Stoic prose-poem, The Desiderata, in the last edition of the column, and continue it in this one. Stoicism is interesting in its own right, but also because it has been enjoying a modern revival.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Jul 22 2019

What is your “Philosophy of Life?”

Recently, I’ve learned in various media commenting on cultural trends that an ancient philosophy, Stoicism, is making a comeback in the 21st century, to address the human condition and crisis of our particular moment in time. How and why people adopt a philosophy interests me. So I am going to indulge in a reading...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 21 2019

The annual Taps and Tapas is returning to the Boundary City for its fourth anniversary, Friday, August 16 from 7-10:30 p.m. on the historic grounds of Gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

This marquee summer event for Grand Forks, showcases a host of regional breweries in a casual ambience of a summer garden party, flowing with white lanterns, energized with live music, and complimented with...

By aeon On on Wednesday Jul 17 2019

By Richard G. Stevens; from Aeon

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Jun 24 2019

Last Thursday, Rosslanders may have seen a pedal-powered “trishaw” demonstrating its ability to carry a couple of passengers at a time – and, with the help of the electric “pedal-assist” motor, make it all the way to the top of town.  Thanks to the volunteers who are powering this age-friendly initiative – it could have the power to influence the...

By Sara Golling On on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

“Maim”isn’t a word we often hear these days, but it’s what fireworks too often do – cause blindness, blow people’s hands off, or maybe just a finger or two … add “maim” to your vocabulary, kids, especially if you like playing with fireworks.  They can maim you.

On June 15, a little before midnight, some “...

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