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Victoria soils self with snubbish blunder

e-KNOW Editorial By Ian Cobb Sometimes editorials write themselves. On Monday afternoon (Sept. 23), I learned about a series of important-sounding open houses being held…

Idlewild Park transforming beautifully

Have you seen Cranbrook’s Idlewild Park lately? Along with the reconstructed Idlewild Dam, completed in February 2017, the 19 hectare park has received numerous improvements,…

Don’t ticker in the morning

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Op-Ed Commentary I am learning it is best not to watch television news in the morning. Jay and Dan buffoonery…

NDP hypocrisy a Jumbo thing

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Op-Ed Commentary Sometime last week I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed, sneering at the haters and scoffing at…

Winter in the East Kootenay

What a weird winter. Around about January 31, I foolishly bleated on Facebook that I loved living on the warm side of the Rockies, as…

Why I oughter!

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb The older you get the faster years go by. In the case of 2018, that truism brought some relief. Anyone…

Oregon’s Painted Hills is wondrous

Road Trippin’ Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon It is a landscape that ensnares artists, photographers and videographers. Rolling, sweeping, swooping, bulbous bands of…