Columnists

What’s in a name? A lot

Marisca thinks child naming is a lot more complex than people may realize

In search of the perfect (healthy) holiday treat

Brenda muses about the potential health benefits of dark chocolate for a guilt-free Christmas

  • Dec 11, 2019

Xmas actually does keep the Christ in Christmas

Lorraine digs up side of interesting holiday tidbits to go with the main course of valley goings-on

  • Dec 11, 2019
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We can’t acknowledge our failures without conceding our successes

Smithers Town Council got it right when it comes to downtown

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Forewarned does not necessarily mean immune

December is the month most of us will spend more time in…

Hard to find TV that isn’t annoying

Brenda doesn’t like watching angry people being angry

  • Dec 4, 2019

Don’t let kids prevent you from travelling

Marisca has some tips on travelling with children without losing your marbles

Impact of volunteerism is everywhere in Smithers

Savannah Parsons writes volunteering is the lifeblood of a community

  • Dec 4, 2019

Fake news is scary but deepfakes could be even worse

Trevor feels future face-swapping technology could challenge our notions of what is real

It’s Christmas hamper time

Applications and donations are being accepted at Smithers Community Services

  • Dec 4, 2019

COLUMN: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Dec 2, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

Frustration in B.C. grows as the problem persists

  • Dec 1, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

One day is just not enough — we need a Remembrance Month

So much discussion now surrounds the poppy itself, not the sacrifice of the veterans it symbolizes

English, you say evolution, I say degradation

Being an editor, it is perhaps not surprising I have a lot…

Ghosts of simpler Christmases past

Brenda reminisces about the spirit of the season in days gone by

  • Nov 27, 2019

Looking ahead to Christmas and New Year’s

No shortage of events for holiday season in the Bulkley Valley

  • Nov 27, 2019

Gifting memories, not just stuff

Marisca explores alternative types of Christmas gifts that last