Columnists

Maybe I don’t know enough to be on Facebook

Thom has his technological confidence shaken

Polls are meant to shape public opinion, not gauge it

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this world would…

The complications of cooking

Lorraine dishes on the changes in the culinary world

  • Sep 18, 2019

Annual library book sale coming up

Library is looking for donations of gently used books for their annual charity event

  • Sep 18, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

COLUMN: Not our fault we got so darn old

Brenda muses about the disadvantages of sitting too much

  • Sep 11, 2019
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COLUMN: Stuffed bears, music, dancing and art

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of Bulkley Valley culture

  • Sep 11, 2019

GUEST VIEW: Pride Society incorporation equals growth for Smithers

Guest View columnist Natalie Compagna says fostering inclusivity is good for the whole community

  • Sep 11, 2019

COLUMN: Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation

A tale of two holidays: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

B.C. VIEWS: It’s an uphill battle to build the nanny state

Training positions added, filling them is another question

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019

School days

It’s hard not to listen to an every day conversation between one…

  • Sep 4, 2019

Ageism still in full force

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of goings-on in the valley and pithy observations

  • Sep 4, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: More Labour Day milestones for the NDP

Gift to U.S.-based construction unions keeps on giving

GUEST VIEW: Election should be about ideas not heroes

Darcy Repen believes there is a deficit of ideas in politics that leaves voters perennially let down

  • Aug 29, 2019

COLUMN: ICBC is not just broke, it’s broken

Richard Truscott is B.C. and Alberta vice-president at Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Aug 28, 2019

A lot of goodness in a can of sardines

Brenda looks for ways to enhance her animals’ quality of life

  • Aug 28, 2019

Ghosts of a gold-rushing past

Lorraine visits a ghost town and muses about the repellent effect music can have

  • Aug 28, 2019

COLUMN: More rigourous vetting of tax exemptions should be on the table

In his column, Thom argues in support of a more vigorous system for vetting tax exemptions.

COLUMN: Take China’s flag off Main Street, replace it with Hong Kong’s

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither”