Columnists

For your consideration - Thom Barker

Crime severity stats are an opportunity to take action

Northwest B.C. numbers reflect national trends, what are we going to do about it?

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

It takes a village to stop a crime wave

Marisca is frustrated with the uptick in crime in Smithers

Daresay - Deb Meissner

Fist fights, geo-trackers and carry-on luggage; welcome to flying 2022

Deb recounts her harrowing trip home to West Virginia

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Is less more when it comes to toys?

Marisca realizes her house has a Barbie overpopulation problem

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

More than just an art gallery

The gallery has three commitments: exhibitions, artist support and education

  • Aug 4, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Broken ribs: everything they’re cracked up to be

Thom recounts the aftermath of a slip and fall and expresses gratitude for healthcare workers

  • Aug 4, 2022
For your consideration - Thom Barker
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Aug 4, 2022
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

Bruce Cameron
Floyd Krishan (Contributed photo)

GUEST VIEW: The importance of voting in school board elections

SD54 trustee Floyd Trishan encourages people to run for office and to vote in the upcoming election

  • Jul 28, 2022
Floyd Krishan (Contributed photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

There’s gold in them thar hills

Tom recounts his adventure of travelling to northern B.C. in search of gold

  • Jul 28, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Pope’s apology an improvement, but still falls short

If Francis wanted to do something concrete he should have rescinded the Doctrine of Discovery

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 28, 2022
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Letting your kids be bored is OK

Marisca learns boredom in children is essential to their mental and emotional development

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Liberals should have fixed streaming bill before passing it

Thom argues user-generated content should have been exempted from Broadcasting Act update

For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 21, 2022
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Buzz off

Marisca is annoyed with a particularly bad mosquito season this summer

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper