Columnists

In fact, it’s a great idea to pick wild berries

Professor of ecosystem science says Bulkley Valley berry pickers do not have to fear herbicides

  • Aug 19, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A future of farming

Perhaps local markets and human farm/ranch culture ingenuity can create an alternate future

  • Aug 19, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
The Gardener’s Corner

Harvest well underway; prep for next year begins

Erik is thrilled to have the fall fair back and his dahlias in bloom

The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Cross one off the bucket list; hiking the Spatsizi

Search for the three-toed Spatsizi sloth and other tales from northern B.C.

  • Aug 12, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For Your Consideration

Three cheers for our local athletes on the world stage

Regan Yee came up short of a medal at the Olympics, but what an accomplishment just to be there

  • Aug 12, 2021
For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration

Richter or moment magnitude? Tomato, tomato

However you report it, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake can be a dangerous one

  • Aug 5, 2021
For Your Consideration
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Get a job and become a contributing member of society

Tom recounts his own story of finding his working career

  • Aug 5, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

Reflections on a goldfish pond

Erik delights in the goldfish pond he built 20 years ago and talks harvesting of fruit and veggies

  • Aug 5, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
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GUEST VIEW: A federal election most likley to produce the same results as two years ago

Editor of Kimberley Daily Bulletin questions the necessity of a snap election call

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For Your Consideration

It is an interesting language that we speak

Thom considers the ongoing use of terms that have become misnomers

  • Jul 29, 2021
For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

Midseason review: Has your effect been achieved?

Erik takes a few moments to ponder if the garden is meeting expectations

The Gardener’s Corner
Al Lehmann

Received wisdom: Domination does not mean superior

Guest columnist Al Lehmann argues humans are our own worst enemies

Al Lehmann
For Your Consideration

Grocery bag dilemma; behaviour versus composition

Thom argues there’s more to the grocery bag issue than doing away with plastic

For Your Consideration
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Valley couple spreads passion for goat preservation

Tom catches up with Jim and Leesa Easterday and their mountain goat mission

  • Jul 22, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Kale after harvesting. (Erik Jacobsen photo)

Food for thought and for the belly

Erik starts to harvest the fruits of his labour

  • Jul 22, 2021
Kale after harvesting. (Erik Jacobsen photo)
marisca

Cooking while camping can be a treat until it’s not

Marisca looks for ideas while she is stuck in a recipe rut

marisca
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small (File photo)

Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small

Check under your vehicle before driving off

Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small (File photo)

Curtailing attempts at scams

Scam calls and bogus emails, whether from people impersonating a Canada Revenue…

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)