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by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 01 2015

Daily there are thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe from Syria and Iraq.  This year there have been over 300,000 refugees arriving on European shores.  People are fleeing the savage rule of ISIS in parts of Iraq and Syria and the ongoing civil war in Syria. 

by Eileen Delehant... on Wednesday Jul 08 2015

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 13 2015

Ed Note: I should, by rights, accompany this article with a topless photo, not a head shot. But, ironically, I believe I would be imprisoned for doing so … even though we sexualize everything from orange juice to alcohol in every media ranging from newspapers (Sunshine girls), TV, radio, etc.

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 28 2015

In his media release on the recent federal budget, the Conservative candidate seems proud of his party’s “balanced” budget.  This budget was only balanced by raiding the EI fund (which belongs to the workers who paid dues into it) for $1.8 billion, taking $2 billion out of the $3-billion contingency fund (good fiscal managers should know that contingency funds are for year-end spending in extra

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 24 2015

Dear Editor:

by Art Joyce on Saturday Mar 21 2015

“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946

George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 01 2015

Ninety-nine per cent of the time, I’m incredibly proud of the Source, including our interactions on social media. We’ve used Facebook and Twitter to disseminate important public information, to reunite lost pets with their people, even to help find a missing child.

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 24 2014

Santa Claus is on the hot seat, literally, after receiving some gentle criticism from local fire officials.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue deputy chief Dan Derby said they felt a warning was due, given an incident last year involving a singed beard, soot stains, and a not-fully-extinguished fireplace.

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

RE: Radon awareness and the risk to your health.

   Cigarettes, second-hand smoke, asbestos, and pollution are all well-known cancer causing agents.           

   However, many people do not know that radon is actually the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause in smokers.

by Contributor on Friday Nov 14 2014

I was born and raised in Trail and, I’m proud of it. I’ve served three terms on City Council. I’m community=minded and support a lot of nonprofit groups and volunteer at Trail Smoke Eater Spud Shack, Greater Trail United Way, Fair and many others.

I’m an active member of my church, which is Holy Trinity Parish, and also Council member of St.Michael's Catholic School.

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