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Rockies face off against divisional leaders Creston Valley Thunder Cats

The Columbia Valley Rockies prepare to take on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the first round of KIJHL.

Off the record: Saying goodbye to a second home

It's a bittersweet moment as I say goodbye to the Columbia Valley for my move across the country to Saint John.

Editorial: #BellLetsTalk about finding a real solution to mental health

Bell Let's Talk was held last week for the seventh year in a row but like years before that, it stopped there.

Editorial: Donald continues to be Donald

Donald Trump is days away from becoming the official President of the United States and can't save the world from himself.

Off the record: It’s time to abolish the shootout

The Canadian World Junior Hockey team and the hockey community at large was robbed when the Gold Medal game went to a shootout.

QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016

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What’s behind December’s avian oddities?

Ian Adams writes how the quick descent from mild fall into mid-winter may well have caught several birds off-guard

  • Dec 28, 2016

Wasyn Rice commits to U.S college hockey

16 year old Invermere native Wasyn Rice has accepted a scholarship to Robert Morris University in 2018-19.

Senior Girls come out on top at volleyball zone champs

The DTSS Senior Lakers volleyball teams had their Kootenay Zone Championships the other week.

  • Nov 30, 2016

Off the record: the tragic future — when hate Trumped love

The American election signified a degree of tragedy beset upon the World for the future. It's a tragedy based in fear and hate.

What a Trump presidency may mean for the Columbia Valley

With a new man in the Oval Office, local politicians weigh in on what it may mean for life inside the Columbia Valley.

Off the record: Why Remembrance Day is so important

As each November 11th passes, society needs to remember why Remembrance Day is important.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Off the record: offensive team names need to change

The Cleveland Indians represent just one of many sports teams with offensive names. It's 2016 though; it's time for change.

Off the record: Why do sports fans care so much?

The AL East Wild Card game was a thing of beauty. But is it too much to hang on every occurrence of a sports game?

Stop of Interest upgrades shine light on poorly known historical visit to valley

A little-known chapter of Columbia Valley history may see at least a bit more attention

Groundswell greenhouse attracts international attention

Greenhouse in Invermere attracts a tidal wave of attention from all around the world, unbeknownst to many Columbia Valley residents.

Off the record: how politics are failing democracy

The political system in North America is broken. Can democracy ever be saved?

Off the record: World Cup success may have Olympic cost

While the World Cup may be remarkable now, just know that it could come at a steep Olympic-sized cost in the future.

Taking the next step for mental health

Mental health is an issue that affects everyone in this country. It's time we thought of it that way.