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John White: Hitting the ice after 30 years

It’s been 30 freakin’ years since I’ve played hockey in an organized and meaningful fashion.

PLACE NAMES: Toronto, part 1

Toronto, also known as Volcanic City, also known as Eagle City, was named after Henry P. Toronto

  • Sep 21st, 2017

B.C. VIEWS: Plucking the golden goose

B.C. NDP, federal Liberals raise high-earner income tax to 50%

PLACE NAMES: Thrums and Timville

J.M. Barrie’s fictional Scottish town became a real place in West Kootenay

  • Sep 14th, 2017

John White: Why are my lungs on fire?

I’m at the precipice of getting back in shape after 20 years of relative inactivity.

BC VIEWS: Little integrity left to protect

Darryl Plecas taints an already shabby B.C. political scene

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Trudeau on UN speech: Canada must 'walk the talk' on human rights
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Arctic hamlet celebrates 'shipwreck' festival to lure tourists
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Liberal MP heads to L.A. to ward off misinformed asylum seekers

     

    Slush storm reaches Kootenay Pass

       

      PLACE NAMES: Three Forks and Ten Mile City

      Several parties claimed the site on which the now-ghost town of Three Forks was built.

      • Sep 7th, 2017

      John White: Life’s a dirty ditch and then you fry cheese balls

      I’ll be hitting the magic age of 50 soon and that has me thinking about my plans for retirement.

      Indigenous bureaucracy grows again

      B.C. offers stalled development, gambling money

      John White: The spider whisperer is here to save

      I’ve got a thing for trying to save all creatures.

      Ron Shearer: Eber C Smith, The Irascible Editor of Rossland’s First Newspaper: Part 2

      Eber Smith, publisher/editor of the Evening Record, had a caustic pen that often got him in trouble.

      • Aug 30th, 2017

      PLACE NAMES: Tarrys

      Watermelons once grew on Tarry family ranch

      • Aug 30th, 2017

      B.C’s highway rest areas are a disgrace

      I’ve got a job that should be top priority for our new Highways minister

      No easy answers in ICBC mess

      David Eby blames problems that have already been fixed

      No easy answers in ICBC mess

      David Eby blames problems that have already been fixed

      Ron Shearer: Eber C Smith, The irascible editor of Rossland’s first newspaper — Part 1

      Eber Clark Smith deserves recognition as the founder and editor of Rossland’s first newspaper.

      • Aug 24th, 2017

      PLACE NAMES: Taghum

      The name of this Kootenay River community comes from Chinook Jargon.

      • Aug 24th, 2017

      John White: Going public to fight racist uprising

      For the last 25 years, I’ve worked diligently to remain neutral in my postings on social media.

      Grizzly hunt ban aims at cities

      John Horgan’s NDP rushes announcement to raise money

      OPINION: Battle against intolerance will be fought in history classrooms

      A complete accounting of the past – not platitudes – is our best weapon against racist mistruths