Columnists

Eye doctor visit challenging, but worth it

Brenda is done with cheapo drug store reading glasses, goes for a proper prescription

  • Jul 8, 2020

Become a certified food preservation trainer for free

Lorraine updates her virtual cross-Canada tour and has some suggestions of stuff to do in the valley

  • Jul 8, 2020

Northwest consumers deserve easier access to transparency on gas prices

It shouldn’t require a background in investigative journalism or familiarity with freedom…

How do we unplug our children?

Marisca discusses kids shows

Outage should remind us how lucky we are

Clean, reliable electricity is something we take for granted, but shouldn’t

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

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Witset Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop grand opening
Smithers rainbow flag raising
Smithers Black an Indigenous Lives Matter Rally
British Columbia can now use its own data to prepare for a second wave

Canada Day and the camaraderie of nations

Lorraine recalls the coming together of Canadians and Americans in July celebrations

  • Jul 1, 2020

There’s more than one way to skin a mosquito

Brenda counts her blessings of not being to bothered too much by summertime pests

  • Jul 1, 2020

Canada is a great place to raise a family

Marisca reflects on why the Great White North is a great country in which to have a baby

Avoiding Trump in the pursuit of happiness

Brenda unplugs for the sake of her mental health

  • Jun 24, 2020

English is funny

Marisca tries to teach her daughters about grammar

Volunteers are the beating heart of community

Kristen Groen was the recipient of a Lions Club bursary in part because of this essay

  • Jun 24, 2020

Order in Council bans guns but doesn’t address gun violence

Trevor is opposed to the recent Liberal ban on “assault-style” rifles

We need to look at this Covid-19 as a warning

Lorraine is inspired by David Suzuki’s article on the pandemic

  • Jun 24, 2020

Planning a trip can be as good as the trip itself

Having reached Walsh, Alta., Lorraine heads for Saskatchewan on her virtual walking tour

  • Jun 17, 2020

Flowers and birds and squirrels and dads

Brenda muses about the world around her

  • Jun 17, 2020

Happy Father’s Day

An open letter to my husband on Father’s Day

GUEST VIEW: Killing two species to save one

Letter writer says the over population of wolves is the problem, not the moose!

  • Jun 17, 2020

Too much ado about a small patch of asphalt

Opposing the rainbow crosswalk on non-religious grounds is disingenuous