Opinion

John White: Being human while covering tragedy

It’s been a challenging few weeks to be an editor here at the Castlegar News.

PLACE NAMES: Little Slocan, Silvery Slocan, Slocan Creek

Many places and geographic features have adopted the name Slocan.

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

PLACE NAMES: South Slocan

South Slocan had several earlier names including Ward’s Ferry, Ward’s Crossing, and Ward’s Bay.

  • Jun 15th, 2017

John White: Stength in community response overwhelming

You can imagine the challenge of covering the peace vigil at Millennium Park on Sunday evening.

What is Rossland reading?

This Spanish tale follows the lives of two youths joined together as gangsters, separated by fate.

  • Jun 15th, 2017

COLUMN: Bad behaviour in B.C. city halls is a growing problem

Former councillor Donna Macdonald writes about personality clashes

  • Jun 12th, 2017
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Christy Clark on suddenly using ideas from NDP, Greens
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Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

Site C dam delay would be disaster for John Horgan’s NDP

Putting off Peace River diversion would cost $630 million

PLACE NAMES: Slocan Park, West Slocan, Slocan Valley

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen that Slocan is an Interior Salish word.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Miche Warwick: The importance of locally sourced food

All three regions of the Kootenays are experiencing a significant decline in all types of livestock.

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Plot thickens at Victoria castle

Shades of Downton Abbey in fall of Christy Clark government

PLACE NAMES: Slocan City

Last week we saw that Slocan is an Interior Salish word that means “to pierce; strike on the head.”

  • Jun 1st, 2017

What is Rossland reading?

Book recommendations from the Rossland Public Library. This week: more young adult fiction.

  • Jun 1st, 2017

Chelsea Novak: Don’t tell me what everybody knows

One of the questions we’re taught to ask in journalism school is “How do you know that?”

Culture clash key to B.C. minority talks

Green leader Andrew Weaver compromised to get deal with NDP

Yes, Christy Clark won the election

Even without Greens’ support, B.C. Liberals will attempt to govern

John White: Social media is the new terror channel

At the time of this writing, I was attempting to absorb and understand the latest terror attack.

Ron Shearer: Characters from Rossland’s past — P.A. O’Farrell

Several fascinating characters who played a role in Rossland’s development were with its newspapers.

  • May 25th, 2017

What is Rossland reading?

Book recommendations from the Rossland Public Library. This week: young adult fiction.

  • May 17th, 2017

John White: Bravado over lightning gone in a flash

Editor John White discloses why he’s wary of lightning.