Part IV: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems – Which Came First?

Alcohol and marijuana (or cannabis) are the substances most used by B.C. teenagers, writes Dr. David Smith.

Part V: Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. David Smith looks at the effects and symptoms of deadly illnesses like bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

‘Snowed in’ photo contest winner announced

The Valley Echo asked readers to send in their photos of the first big snowstorm of 2015.

Tenure ends for valley-based Interior Health director

Two members of Interior Health’s Board of Directors,Director David Goldsmith and Chair Norman Embree complete their tenures.

Regional Rundown: New year’s developments for Radium

The new Village council met in December and determined committees and roles for the coming term

Year’s end marks tenure’s close for IH Director and Chair

Columbia Valley resident David Goldsmith has completed his tenure as a director on the Interior Health board.

The David Thompson Memorial Fort: An Early Attempt to Make a Tourist Attraction

This historical essay is an excerpt from a larger project that author Ben Bradley is working on about the David Thompson Memorial Fort.

Share your ideas online and win $1,000 to donate

There's still time to share your ideas with Columbia Basin Trust before the first phase of Our Trust,Our Future wraps up.

Gay continues as RDEK board chair

Electoral Area C Director Rob Gay will continue on as Chair of the Regional District of East Kootenay for 2015.

Letters: Who’s crazy now?

how we should view putting any restrictions on the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by the fossil fuel industry

Part II: Fear Not – There is Help for Children and Youth with Anxiety

Everyone has times of feeling anxious, scared or fearful. Without it, we would never have survived as humans, writes Dr. David Smith.

Judo Jottings: Improve yourself and your community through judo

The judoka will become both, able and motivated, to contribute to their community.

Part I: Mental Health for Children and Youth – How to Get the Help You Need

Dr. David Smith says 13 per cent of B.C. youth experience a mental health issue every year – 83,700 children under age 19.

The Rotary Report: Rotary Club of Invermere reaches out to Echo readers

The Rotary Club of Invermere is starting a series of stories about your local Rotary Club.

Beneath The Surface: Help keep frozen Lake Windermere waste-free

this year Lake Windermere has gained international recognition as the host of the world’s longest skating trail!

COMMUNITY: Tasteless, odourless, colourless … and lethal

raise awareness of this naturally occurring, colourless, odourless cancer-causing gas.

ENTERTAINMENT: Internationally renowned spoken word artist coming to Key City Theatre

The name of the tour is “Silence is a Song I Know All the Words to”.

Globe trotting adventurer to share world through his lens

Jumbo Creek Conservation Society’s AGMh at the David Thompson Secondary School theatre is bound to be an eye-opening evening.

Falling is dangerous for seniors

The first week of November was B.C.’s Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Invermere’s SuperWalk raises substantial cash

The Parkinson Society of British Columbia held its 4th annual SuperWalk.