Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

COLUMN: Not our fault we got so darn old

Brenda muses about the disadvantages of sitting too much

  • Sep 11, 2019

COLUMN: Stuffed bears, music, dancing and art

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of Bulkley Valley culture

  • Sep 11, 2019
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GUEST VIEW: Pride Society incorporation equals growth for Smithers

Guest View columnist Natalie Compagna says fostering inclusivity is good for the whole community

  • Sep 11, 2019

COLUMN: Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation

A tale of two holidays: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

B.C. VIEWS: It’s an uphill battle to build the nanny state

Training positions added, filling them is another question

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019

School days

It’s hard not to listen to an every day conversation between one…

  • Sep 4, 2019

Ageism still in full force

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of goings-on in the valley and pithy observations

  • Sep 4, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: More Labour Day milestones for the NDP

Gift to U.S.-based construction unions keeps on giving

GUEST VIEW: Election should be about ideas not heroes

Darcy Repen believes there is a deficit of ideas in politics that leaves voters perennially let down

  • Aug 29, 2019

COLUMN: ICBC is not just broke, it’s broken

Richard Truscott is B.C. and Alberta vice-president at Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Aug 28, 2019

A lot of goodness in a can of sardines

Brenda looks for ways to enhance her animals’ quality of life

  • Aug 28, 2019

Ghosts of a gold-rushing past

Lorraine visits a ghost town and muses about the repellent effect music can have

  • Aug 28, 2019

COLUMN: More rigourous vetting of tax exemptions should be on the table

In his column, Thom argues in support of a more vigorous system for vetting tax exemptions.

COLUMN: Take China’s flag off Main Street, replace it with Hong Kong’s

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither”

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Elections should not be a race to the centre

When you pander to the masses you often lose sight of where you got your true support to begin with

By the numbers, community matters

A rambling roundup of the week’s top stories

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently