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FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
Spice of Life

Be at the ready for whatever comes our way

Brenda muses about the change in the weather

  • Feb 25, 2021
For Your Consideration

How spoiled are we?: Confessions of a household food waster

Canadians throw away 2.2 million tonnes of edible food every year

  • Feb 25, 2021
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Gardeners Corner

The importance of soil testing and how to plant carrots

Last week I mentioned taking a soil sample and test it for…

  • Feb 25, 2021
Gardeners Corner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

“Oldie Goldies” keep on giving

Wilma Stoelwinder and Margaret Dykstra have been volunteering a combined 60 years at New to You

  • Feb 25, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
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Site C Turbine in Telkwa / Airika Owen video
Site C turbine at Hungry Hill
B.C. man dead, woman seriously injured after shooting in Hamilton, Ont.
Sydney zoo unveils first baby koala in a year
Spice of life

Dealing with the cold is not just for humans

Brenda muses on what all the critters are doing during the deep freeze

  • Feb 18, 2021
Spice of life
For Your Consideration

A leisurely stroll turned grueling workout

Thom recounts the story of taking the path less travelled

  • Feb 18, 2021
For Your Consideration
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Amount of plastics in the environment and ourselves shocking

Deb argues it’s time we started taking reducing, reusing and recycling seriously and cleaning up

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

How to plan a vegetable garden

Erik has some tips for a successful veggie season

  • Feb 18, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Scams and spam and malicious links, oh my

Sonja writes about the numerous scams awaiting people on phones and computers

  • Feb 18, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
Spice of Life

Soup, the original comfort food, still comforts

Brenda is enjoying a bevy of soups delivered to her through the kindness of friends

  • Feb 11, 2021
Spice of Life
Gardeners Corner

Marigolds and tuberous begonias start to sprout

Erik is well on his way to

  • Feb 11, 2021
Gardeners Corner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

A story of mutual support for Valentine’s Day

Sonja writes about Elinora and Herb Green lifelong love

  • Feb 11, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
For Your Consideration

“Affordable?” internet coming soon to a latitude near you

Thom examines the good news/bad news scenario of Elon Musk’s satellite internet project

  • Feb 11, 2021
For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

Seed supplies are beginning to show up

Eric advises it is time to get marigolds going if you plan to plant in June

  • Feb 4, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Museum captures oral histories of the valley

Sonja explores two grant-funded projects taking place in Smithers until March 2022

  • Feb 4, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
For Your Consideration

Payette’s departure a good opportunity to reexamine role of GG

She seemed like such a good choice. Astronauts, in general, I think…

For Your Consideration