Column: Truth in Advertising

The fossil fuel industry has made a lot of false or misleading claims over the years: burning the fuels doesn’t cause climate change, there’s no viable replacement for them, “natural” gas is a climate solution, coal power can be “clean,” carbon capture and storage will make oilsands bitumen climate-friendly… But a new rule requiring industry […]

Column: Undeniable economic case for climate action

Working to resolve the climate crisis is a tremendous economic opportunity. Even normally conservative organizations such as the International Monetary Fund agree that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Of course, the global consumer-based capitalist system encourages waste and destructive practices in the name of financial gain, so the necessary transformational change really requires a […]

MP Cannings speaks to capital gains taxes

Despite doing everything right, most Canadians are struggling —struggling to find a home they can afford and facing the rising costs of groceries and the price of gas at the pumps. All while massive wealth is accumulating in the hands of the very few.  I’ve talked in some of my columns about measures the NDP […]

RCMP investigate break in at Vaagen Fiber Canada mill near Midway

Midway RCMP are looking for the owners of a white Ford pickup after the vehicle was seen on surveillance footage early Tuesday morning leaving the Vaagen Fiber Canada mill with a box full of tools and equipment. Midway RCMP said that June 11, 2024, officers responded to a report of a break and enter into […]

Grey Cup Festival Tour kicks off in West Kootenay/Boundary

The buildup to the 2024 Grey Cup in Vancouver kicked off Friday in the Heritage City. The Grey Cup Festival Tour began its 50 city stop in the Heritage City at the Hall Street Plaza before making stops in the Sunflower City as part of Sunfest,  Christina Lake and Grand Forks. The festival will be […]

Traffic stops near Rock Creek leads to contraband tobacco seizure — RCMP

A routine traffic stop netted police illicit tobacco and a large amount of currency RCMP said Monday in a media release. The traffic stop by Midway RCMP officer, to check for valid driver’s license and registration, happened near Rock Creek on Highway 3, Saturday, June 1, 2024. RCMP said during the interaction with the driver, […]

Column: Parsing one of British history's powerful figures

A History Maker, observed The true test of character is not adversity. It is possession of power. Give someone power and watch what they do. — anonymous proverb If anyone whatsoever think the interest of Christians and the interest of the nation inconsistent, or two different things, I wish my soul may never enter into […]

Letter: The Heroes of Normandy

To The Editor: Death struck deeply into those who waded ashore on June 6, 1944. Struggling to quickly move from their landing craft to the sand of Normandy beach. Burdened by the heavy weight of their equipment, and the sights and sounds around them. Before them lay a terrifying array of obstacles waiting to trap, […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

Dear Community Members, Since February, I’ve been working with Premier David Eby and my BCNDP MLA colleagues in the Legislature to pass legislation that will make a difference to people in B.C. The cost-of-living, health care, and housing – these are the issues I hear about from people like you, constituents and community members and hardworking British Columbians who […]

Grand Forks RCMP searching for heartless thief after seniors E-bike stolen

Grand Forks RCMP are reaching out to the public to assist in finding a stolen E-bike from a senior resident at Silver Kettle Village in the Boundary City. RCMP said on (Wednesday) May 22, 2024, Willard Trainor, a 96-year-old resident of the Silver Kettle Village was a victim of a theft when his $3,000 E-bike […]