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Drivers lined up at an electric vehicle charging station in Hope, July 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The Editor’s Desk: The way of the future

Much amusement was generated recently by a photograph showing a line of…

 

Julian of Norwich’s wise words come back to comfort, centuries after they were written. (Photo credit: quotefancy)

The Editor’s Desk: All shall be well

The words of a 15th century mystic bring comfort today

 

The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Wanted: Lytton supremo

When it comes to rebuilding Lytton, a big-picture, long-term approach is needed

 

The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Where the rivers meet

Lytton is the beating heart of the Nlaka’pamux nation

The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: The dog days of summer

Why you should leave Fido at home in hot weather, as told by an expert

‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)
Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)

The Editor’s Desk: The good old days?

Sometimes those ‘golden days’ of years gone by aren’t as golden as we think they were

Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)
‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The life of a rock star

Cache Creek’s Jade Boulder checks in with a guest editorial

‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)
New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Getting back to normal

COVID-19 restrictions are set to start loosening; take this quiz to find out how you’ll do

New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay
‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)

The Editor’s Desk: No change, no growth

Change can be frightening, but without it we stagnate

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)
A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)

The Editor’s Desk: Calling all collectors

Do you have something you love to collect? Share your passion with others while you can

A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)
Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Oh, the places you’ll go!

What was science fiction until recently now allows us all to be armchair travellers

Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)
‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Spring has sprung

Ah, spring! That wonderful time of year when the days get longer,…

‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)
Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Looking for loopholes

The recent travel restrictions have inspired a lot of people to try to find ways around them

Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

The Editor’s Desk: Show me the vaccine

What, me worried about the COVID-19 vaccine? Not in the slightest

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Big Brother is watching

Worried that the COVID vaccine is a covert tracking device? Don’t be; that ship has already sailed

You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)

The Editor’s Desk: Dining-room table blues

Does your house have a dining-room table, or even a dining-room? For many the answer is no

Dining-rooms and dining-room tables are rapidly disappearing as homes and habits change. (Photo credit: Dinsmore Homestead)
The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Department store magic

The departure of department stores from the landscape means a little less magic in the world

The Woodward’s department store — all 700,000 square feet of it — on Hastings Street in Vancouver during its glory days. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Jules Feiffer’s illustration of the map of The Lands Beyond for <em>The Phantom Tollbooth</em>. (Photo credit: Random House)

The Editor’s Desk: A life changing moment

To a bookish 10-year-old, The Phantom Tollbooth was a wonderful revelation of what words could do

Jules Feiffer’s illustration of the map of The Lands Beyond for <em>The Phantom Tollbooth</em>. (Photo credit: Random House)
As follies go, the underwater ballroom at Witley Park in Surrey, England is a spectacular example. (Photo credit: adamxphotos)

The Editor’s Desk: The wisdom of follies

Looking for another project to embark on around the home? I have one word: folly

As follies go, the underwater ballroom at Witley Park in Surrey, England is a spectacular example. (Photo credit: adamxphotos)
The cast of <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> on the set at the Ashcroft HUB, November 2016. (Photo credit: <em></em><em>Journal</em> files)

The Editor’s Desk: Here’s to a long life

It’s a testament to the power of volunteers to look at what…

The cast of <em>Arsenic and Old Lace</em> on the set at the Ashcroft HUB, November 2016. (Photo credit: <em></em><em>Journal</em> files)