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Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.

Remembering the sacrifices of the Hedley boys

52 young men from a small town signed up to fight in the First World War

Lance Corporal Thomas Knowles (right) and Sergeant Alec Jack of the 54th Kootenay Battalion. Both men survived the war, becoming officers in the process. They returned to Hedley and were a key part of the Cenotaph Committee in August 1919. Copyright Knowles Family/ Hedley Museum. Photo colourized by Phil McLachlan, Black Press Media.
Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: A solemn time of remembrance

The accounts of past wars must not be trivialized or downplayed

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)

LETTER: Remembering the forgotten

A salute to all Vernon seamen who went lost at sea

  • Nov 11, 2021
HMCS Kitchener.  (Contributed)
Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COLUMN: A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

Dozens of people lined the streets surrounding the Vernon Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service Thursday, Nov. 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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COLUMN: Thankfully, you don’t have to wear a poppy

You can pin it to your cowboy hat or paste it to the back pocket of your blue jeans

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Dan Albas

COLUMN: Concerns raised about federal climate action policy

Taking action on our environment should not be done divisively in a manner

  • Nov 10, 2021
Dan Albas
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Reducing emissions from the oil and gas sector

Canadian delegates attending United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland

  • Nov 3, 2021
Dan Albas
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
An alien invasion did not occur in New Jersey in October, 1938. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: The night the Martians didn’t invade earth

Chaos and panic resulted from a radio drama

An alien invasion did not occur in New Jersey in October, 1938. (Pixabay.com)
As of 10:05p.m., Albas is up more than 10,000 votes over Liberal challenger Sarah Eves with over 80 per cent of the polls reporting, according to Elections Canada. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLUMN: Still waiting for the return of Parliament

New federal cabinet has 39 members

  • Oct 27, 2021
As of 10:05p.m., Albas is up more than 10,000 votes over Liberal challenger Sarah Eves with over 80 per cent of the polls reporting, according to Elections Canada. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Wild Sky Sisters

Wild Sky Sisters: Scorpio Season, where transformation takes us to the depths

Wild Sky Sisters is a joint venture between Angela Moffitt and Tamara McLellan

  • Oct 25, 2021
Wild Sky Sisters
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC

EDITORIAL: Preparing for winter driving

Precautions are important, especially in snowy and mountainous areas

  • Oct 24, 2021
Winter driving, no date. Photo credit: ICBC
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COLUMN: Fun and friendly stories for Halloween

Summerland Library branch to host afternoon of Halloween-themed fireside tales

  • Oct 23, 2021
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)

COLUMN: Spending money on the billionaires’ space race

Concerns have been raised about the present quest for private space flight

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson carries crew member Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Andres Leighton/AP photo)
Dan Albas

COLUMN: Waiting for Parliament to address data gathering

MP Dan Albas waits for the recall of Parliament to raise questions about data gathering

  • Oct 20, 2021
Dan Albas
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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EDITORIAL: Mandates necessary to slow spread of COVID-19

Many in Canada have been vaccinated, but some, for any number of reasons, remain unvaccinated

  • Oct 17, 2021
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Dan Albas

COLUMN: Waiting for Parliament to resume

Canadians are awaiting news on federal pandemic relief programs

  • Oct 13, 2021
Dan Albas
A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: Play it again… and again… and again

A 40-minute collection of instrumental music can feel stale after a while

A single cassette tape during a 14-hour car ride became monotonous. (Pixabay.com)