Lacking any permanent connection to his family and culture and without the mental health supports that might have made a difference, an 18-year-old Métis youth in care took his own life in an act of desperation, says an investigative report issued today by British Columbia’s Acting Representative for Children and Youth.
The Rossland Telegraph interviewed a local doctor (let's call this person "Dr. X") to learn what people in our area suffering from "grievous and irremediable" conditions that result in enduring and intolerable suffering can expect if they conclude that they want to have medical assistance in dying (MAID).
There you are, flat on the floor with crushing chest pain. "Heart attack!" you think, while the world goes a bit grey and fuzzy. But you're able to reach your phone and dial 911. Is this an emergency? Are the paramedics who come to tend you essential, or just nice to have, like a clean floor to lie on while you wait for help to arrive?
On Tuesday evening, Rossland’s Harry LeFevre Square was filled with light from the many candles held in mittened hands by Rosslanders who turned out in the cold to show solidarity with Muslims everywhere and all others fleeing persecution, throughout the world.
Organizers of the Women's March in Grand Forks are thrilled at the turnout, which is estimated at around 120 participants.
"We had no idea what to expect," said Kelly Davison, a co-organizer of the event along with Shara Cooper.
This Saturday, Grand Forks residents will rally in support of the Women's March on Washington. The march will begin at 10 a.m. in Gyro Park, next to the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Hot beverages will be available while participants listen to a few speakers before they start the march around the downtown core.
The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's national radio and television broadcaster -- loved by many, reviled by others. Its exact date of origin may be open to interpretation; its predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established as a state-owned company in 1932, following a 1929 report that raised concerns about Canadian airwaves being taken over by...
How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.
Scientists have dubbed...
With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium. We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded. And yet, we still compete for space. Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat...