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Spice of Life column

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Brenda mourns the loss of her long-time faithful canine companion Shea

Spice of Life column
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Daresay - Deb Meissner

Running out of time to get our collective act together

Deb reflects on the changes she’s seen in her life and worries about the future

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

More tips for fall and winter garden prep

Erik got a nice surprise when he returned from a few days away

  • Sep 9, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Sometimes you just need to be lucky

Tom recalls a job working on a sawmill barge

  • Sep 9, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Is there a way to normalize zero waste?

It really bugs Tom that so much stuff comes in unnecessary packaging

  • Sep 2, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

Garden in its full glory and more prep tips for next season

Erik talks begonias, manicured lawns and planting spring bulbs indoors for a winter show

The Gardener’s Corner
This Heritage Home was made of bricks made on the property in the early 1800’s, and it is where I call home. (Deb Meissner photo)

How I spent my summer vacation, Part 2: Almost heaven, West Viriginia

Deb is glad to be back with her family in the valley, but the tug of home persists

This Heritage Home was made of bricks made on the property in the early 1800’s, and it is where I call home. (Deb Meissner photo)
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Legal cannabis: it’s been three years, time to get it right

Thom argues legalization is a success but needs to be tweaked to address major faults

  • Sep 2, 2021
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

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

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
The Gardener’s Corner

Don’t leave the fruit tree pruning to the bears

Erik gives his apple trees some TLC and gets 39 quarts of juice out of the process

  • Aug 26, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

A dynamic young woman with big talent and big dreams

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Bulkley Valley. I…

  • Aug 26, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
THE STICKY FILES.

Feeling hopeless on the other side of the world

As the Taliban continue to take over Afghanistan, there are more and…

THE STICKY FILES.
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Skepticism and climate science

Columnist Al Lehmann considers IPCC report and skepticism of climate change

Al Lehmann
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune

FOREST INK: Wild fire guards should be part of urban planning

No one knows this better than the people responsible for the maintenance of BC Hydro power right of ways

  • Aug 26, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
For Your Consideration

The higher the high, the harder the crash

Thom reflects on organizing the Lake Kathlyn Float Festival

  • Aug 19, 2021
For Your Consideration
Daresay - Deb Meissner

How I spent my summer vacation: Part 1

Deb muses on the adventure of pandemic-style travel

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

To pesticide or not to pesticide?

Erik deals with an aphid problem on one of his plum trees

  • Aug 19, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner