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By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

 

Indigenes and Incomers

What freedom we possess! To live as an individual, with choice to create one’s own singular culture! Where else in the world can people do this? Canada, a land colonized by massive immigration from Europe, is lucky indeed to be one of the few. People like me are unlikely to live anywhere but...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

Part II

Cultural Revolutions and Wars, changing millions in swift strokes

Culture is a small word to cover a phenomenon encompassing just about everything humans do and think and express, all things about us that are not of “nature.” Change culture and you change humans, is pretty much the assumption.

Intellectuals and...

By The Conversation On on Monday May 04 2020

 

Editor’s Note:  This article is just over a year old, thus contains no mention of COVID-19; readers can add our...

By The Conversation On on Monday Mar 16 2020

By Kendra Coulter, for The Conversation

My favourite police officer on television is smart, empathetic, attentive and brave. He’s also incredibly handsome.

I’m talking about Rex, the fictional police canine played by the German shepherd Diesel vom Burgimwald who co-stars on CITY TV’s hit show...

By Sara Golling On on Monday Dec 23 2019

Things to help us feel better are welcome during a season that can be hectic, stressful, demanding – and, for many, isolating and lonely. The demands of holiday entertaining can raise blood pressure levels and jangle nerves. 

Soothing music, designed to be calming and healing, might help, and is guaranteed to cause fewer problems than resorting to the anaesthetizing effects of alcohol,...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:

“Today, we have made history. British...

By Charles Jeanes On on Monday Nov 25 2019

Symbol and revenge: being human in peace and war

The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality.”-- M. Heidegger

Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.” -- Deuteronomy, 32:35

What is a symbol?

Let me cite my dictionary: “an object, animate or inanimate, standing for or calling up...

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...

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