Columnists

Daresay - Deb Meissner

Wildlife deserves our admiration and respect

Deb is thankful for the abundance of nature in the Northwest

The Gardener’s Corner

Watering season is upon us: Dos and don’ts

Erik shares tips on watering and for building and using a cold frame

  • May 13, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
For Your Consideration

Getting COVID-19 vaccine fosters sense of relief

Thom is surprised by his reaction to getting vaccinated, sees light at the end of the tunnel

For Your Consideration
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

A fond farewell to the newspaper and community

Amid a health issue and need to return to the U.S., Sonja steps down from writing her column

  • May 6, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
The Gardener’s Corner

Yes, gardening is work, but take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour

Do you sometimes get the idea that going in the garden means…

  • May 6, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Happy Mothers Day from this mom to others

Happy Mothers Day, Deb celebrates moms

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Self-aware computers?

Big brother is watching.

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Spring: uncluttered views and a balm for our souls

Sonja is revelling in the warm weather and abundant signs of life returning

  • Apr 29, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
For Your Consideration

A trillion dollars to consider

Thom argues we should be alarmed by the exploding federal and provincial debts

For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

A condensed guide to the broad topic of lawn care

Erik gives advice on mowing, power raking, fertilizing, rolling and aerating your lawn

  • Apr 29, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
The Gardener’s Corner

Garden preparation shifts into full gear

Erik on early spring trimming of evergreens, prepping of berry beds, and fertilizing and watering

  • Apr 22, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
For Your Consideration

Yes, action can be and is tedious in the context of filmmaking

Thom reviews the 2019 Dennis Quaid movie The Intruder with mixed

  • Apr 22, 2021
For Your Consideration
Daresay - Deb Meissner

An encouraging trend: B.C. eager to go electric

Deb likes the prospect of electric vehicles and sees a great future for them

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Lots of volunteers to recognize and celebrate for volunteer week

Sonja is feeling the spirit of all those who give back to the community

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Bureaucracy gets it wrong with local restaurants

Sonja questions province-wide blanket government policies

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Daresay - Deb Meissner

The Black Telephone: There are other worlds to sing in

Deb just wanted to share this touching story by an unknown author

Daresay - Deb Meissner
For Your Consideration

What’s your tribe? Overcoming prog-rock oppression

Thom admits to his guilty pleasure of enjoying disco

  • Apr 15, 2021
For Your Consideration