Tag Archives: Erika Baltrus

First birthday for e-KNOW

On July 6, 2011, East Kootenay News Online Weekly (e-know.ca) went live. In our first week of business we published 17 items (stories and/or photos) and began the never-ending process of gathering news and information for the purpose of publishing … > Read More

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Grateful for Columbia House Staff

By Erika Baltrus When an elderly family member passes, there is a wide range of emotions the remaining family goes through. There is sadness at the realization of never getting a hug from them again. There is nostalgia over the … > Read More

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Beyond the blue curtain: Flying first class

This is the life. I’m on a plane and rather than being squished up against a heaving, obese neighbour with a slight smell of fish (as I was on my last flight), I have inches of room on either side … > Read More

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Concussions and hockey

Erika Baltrus/Special to e-KNOW Hockey season is nearly on us again but a shadow looms over the sport this year. Three NHL players have passed away since May – two by their own hand and one of a drug and … > Read More

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Beer drinkers beware: Mosquitoes will love you

By Erika Baltrus/Special to e-KNOW Maybe it’s just me but this seems to be one of the worst years for mosquitoes that I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t help that I apparently smell delicious to the blood-sucking creatures. My friends joke … > Read More

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Before getting hyper about hyperthermia, read this

Canadians are a funny people. We spend 10 months of the year whining about the cold and the snow and the wind and the ice, but two days into weather that is above 25 degrees and suddenly we are complaining about … > Read More

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