Columnists

There are times to stand on principle – public health isn’t one of them.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.”

  • Apr 25, 2019

Dog tries to teach old Barker new tricks

Thom writes about his aspiration to be more like a goofy 130-pound Newfoundlander

  • Apr 24, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Everybody now, say it with me, correlation is not causation

Thom Barker takes up the cause of voluntarily vaccinating

  • Apr 17, 2019

Every little bit helps

One columnists efforts to become more plastic-conscious

  • Apr 17, 2019

Keeping chickens, legal webinar, art and personal growth

Lorraine’s weekly take on life and Bulkley Valley goings-on

  • Apr 17, 2019
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Ready, set, ski! Students relay at Spirit North Festival Day
Peter Haines performs an anthem for rivers at the Smithers Public Library
Grace Hols performs Economics 101 poem at Smithers Public Library
Premier John Horgan speaks at Witset Smoke Feast

B.C. VIEWS: Community care workers next on NDP’s union checklist

Premier John Horgan blusters, deflects, then spills the beans

On the road to Greenwood, plus books, plants and garbage

Spring cleanup week is nigh, get your refuse ready

  • Apr 10, 2019

Never too late to learn new habits

Brenda’s TV receiver goes on the fritz and she discovers it’s not such a bad thing

  • Apr 10, 2019

With great privilege comes great responsibility

Columnist Thom Barker ruminates on taking over the editor’s chair and community journalism

B.C. VIEWS: David Suzuki has become the Don Cherry of TV science

Campaign against B.C. natural gas followed Alberta oil attack

OPINION: BC NDP has ‘change of heart’ on LNG

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo stunned by turnaround on issue by B.C. government

B.C. VIEWS: Hippie pseudoscience leaks into our NDP government

Energy minister clings to urban myths about gas drilling

COLUMN: Getting a handle on B.C.’s export economy

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Apr 3, 2019

Enjoy your life with kind thoughts for others

Brenda steps around craters of events, discourse and dog poop.

  • Mar 31, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Is the NDP giving away our natural gas reserves?

Andrew Weaver again denounces the government he put in power

The art of keeping secrets when firing top bureaucrats

Thom Barker doesn’t like secrets in government and thinks town council shouldn’t either

COLUMN: Making the call to cut the cord

Cost of a keeping a landline makes little sense in 2019

  • Mar 27, 2019

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019

Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands