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Letters: When human need was recognized, essential service was given unconditionally

Dear Editor, “Love is the only rational answer to the problem of human existence.” – Erich Fromm Is love the only satisfactory answer? Love may not be the absolutely perfect answer, but Kamloops uses its ability to find an appropriate answer. The Sandman “evacuee” Center showed a development of love to a level that really […]

LETTERS | Challenges in First Nations Healthcare

I am the community health nurse working for the XeniGwet’in Band in the Nemiah Valley. I moved to the Nemiah Valley in April, 2013 to be the sole nurse for a population of approximately 230 band members in a community three hours from the closest medical center. The XeniGwet’in Band has been in the news […]

OPINION | Star Wars and Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

OPINION | Star Wars and Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

By Lisa Hilton- Each of us has a light side and a dark side. This is part of why Star Wars holds an appeal for us… we can relate. I am reminded of this on a daily basis, by each of my three children. No matter how hard I try to teach them to be […]

LETTERS | Communities and Schools Together: Building a positive culture for children, youth, and families

LETTERS | Communities and Schools Together: Building a positive culture for children, youth, and families

  The halls are alive with light, laughter, positive energy, and lots of interaction. This is how we used to describe Horsefly Elementary, Junior, Secondary School—not just during the day, but in the evenings as well. If you want something to happen in a small community, you need to do it yourself. We don’t have […]

LETTERS | Why Jian Ghomeshi Reminds Me of Mount Polley

LETTERS | Why Jian Ghomeshi Reminds Me of Mount Polley

  “For us to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. The lies are necessary because, without them, many deplorable acts would become impossibilities.” ― Derrick Jensen, A Language Older Than Words This culture we live in is based on aggression and destruction. Unfortunately, now that […]

LETTERS | Life was a Bowl of Cherries before Polley Mine Disaster

LETTERS | Life was a Bowl of Cherries before Polley Mine Disaster

BC Holiday weekend: “Life is a bowl full of cherries,” I announced at a family gathering. We were all having a beautiful time. We were at the family cabin at Quesnel Lake. Early Monday morning, I got up to pee at 3:00 am and I was sleeping on my boat, which was docked in front of the cabin. I […]