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A step toward good fish stories

Director of Smithers-based Northern Confluence Initiative is happy with changes in Fisheries Act.

  • Feb 21st, 2018

COLUMN: Benning stands firm on Gudbranson, will keep him with Canucks until 2021

Canucks opt to not trade the 26-year-old defenseman, but sign him to multi-year deal

Throne speech puts B.C. on a path to make life better and more affordable

B.C. Premier John Horgan on the plan he believes will make life better for people in B.C.

  • Feb 19th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

Ottawa, Victoria add to their overlapping ‘innovation’ budgets

Opinion: Seriously Kim? We have the right to bare arms

A Princeton reporter reacts after a former Canadian prime minister says women should cover up on TV

Telkwa Coal deserves a full environmental assessment

What Matters in Our Valley is a new group of locals concerned about proposed coal mining near Telkwa

  • Feb 15th, 2018
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Strengthening our downtown by encouraging mixed-use

Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach on tax exemption planned to encourage residential units downtown.

  • Feb 15th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Fixing the real problem at ICBC

Car insurance ‘dumpster fire’ mainly lawyer fees, neglected serious injuries

Municipalities racing the pot legalization clock

With time running out, B.C. cities still are not sure what the retail landscape will look like once recreational pot is legalized.

B.C. VIEWS: Who will care for frail elderly?

Today’s nursing home labour shortage is just the beginning

Public bus service best answer to Greyhound’s outstretched hand

Writers argue a provincial public bus system is an old idea and its time has come.

  • Jan 31st, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules

B.C. VIEWS: LNG won’t bring John Horgan’s NDP down

Green leader Andrew Weaver’s Donald Trump-like Twitter tirade is just for show

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

  • Jan 18th, 2018

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

First Nations and LNG

First Nations LNG Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews is dismayed by some environmental activists.

  • Jan 17th, 2018

MICHAELS: Bad McAd leaves a bad taste in my mouth

“If you are trying to figure out how to spend that fiver, consider taking a moment to unplug from the trite network of now and 15-seconds-from-now…”

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians pose on plastic bags

Virtue signalling distracts from local government performance

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

B.C. VIEWS: In 2018, ideology meets reality

Site C only the start of hard choices for Premier John Horgan