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By David Suzuki On on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Diversity is strength. That’s true in nature and human affairs.

But recent painful events have shown society has yet to grasp this. The appalling deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Toronto’s Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Chantel Moore from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and many others — all at the hands of those tasked to serve and protect — have ignited awareness of the...

By The Conversation On on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

By Ian Lowe, from  The Conversation

Documentary maker Michael Moore’s latest offering, Planet of the Humans, rightly argues that infinite growth on a finite planet is “suicide”. But...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 29 2020

Bouldering, a popular form of rock climbing, is trending in the West Kootenays like never before, partly thanks to the release of the area’s first Bouldering Guidebook.

Rossland-born and raised filmmaker Liam Barnes films Nelson rock climbers Tosh and Tula Sherkat as they navigate the area’s biggest and most difficult climbs, including several historic first ascents,...

By Contributor On on Monday Jun 29 2020

Many of my friends consider me a cosmopolitan guy, a world traveler, a literary connoisseur.  

They’re very misguided.  

I’ll admit that during our collective self-isolation I am enjoying a few classic books but I think their perception is based on the fact that I also enjoy critically acclaimed, international, and, yes, even Canadian film. Hardly proof of sophistication. I’m...

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 Rossland Telegraph On on Monday Mar 09 2020

On March 6, 2020, the Lily  May Room at the Rossland Miners Union Hall held a festive gathering of Rossland notables, Parks Canada personnel, our local Member of Parliament and a representative of our local MLA; all were celebrating the designation of Rossland’s Miners Union Hall as a Federal Historic Site.

Speakers included Amy Krause and Dwight Bourdin, both of Parks Canada...

By Rebecca Voros On on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The second annual Ignite Kootenay Women’s Conference is coming to Nelson!  It will be held at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, Mar 15. Last year’s conference in Castlegar was such a huge success, we wanted to share the experience with other communities.  

The purpose of Ignite is to bring women from all over the Kootenays together for a day of...

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