Columnists

Greta Thunberg, holding her School strike for climate poster (submitted photo)

From the mouths of babes: It’s time we learned from them

Deb admires Greta Thunberg and thinks we should take the girl’s pleas for climate action seriously

Greta Thunberg, holding her School strike for climate poster (submitted photo)
For Your Consideration

Brokeback Facebook: I wish I knew how to quit you!

Thom is inspired by the proliferation of viral inane questions to reevaluate his social media use

For Your Consideration
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Adventure to be had whatever your level is

Tom recounts some spring outings in the beautiful Bulkley Valley

  • Jun 3, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Gardener’s Corner

Using pesticides is safe as along as you do it right

Erik outlines the dos and don’ts of pesticides and has some tips for growing asparagus

  • May 27, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

In search of a perfect load of dirt

Tom is pumped about spring and getting the garden ready for food growing

  • May 27, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Daresay - Deb Meissner

A passion for angling and a lifetime of adventure

Deb reminisces about fishing with her dad and her ongoing love of getting out on the water

Daresay - Deb Meissner
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Enough is enough; people are dying out there

Thom argues its time to stop dragging our feet on decriminalization of drug possession and use

  • May 26, 2021
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Have a little for our beautiful environment

Tom muses about how much trash gets left scores of litter that gets left behind

  • May 20, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Pandemic underscores that teachers are everyday heroes

Teachers are rare and unique individuals, who are everyday heroes. Throughout this…

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

Spring brings a flurry of excitement in the garden

Spring is, for me, one of the favourite times of the year.…

  • May 20, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
The Sticky Files.

This girl is on Pfizer

Nursing momma joins the immunized club; and eases back into writing for The Interior News

The Sticky Files.
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Wildlife deserves our admiration and respect

Deb is thankful for the abundance of nature in the Northwest

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

Watering season is upon us: Dos and don’ts

Erik shares tips on watering and for building and using a cold frame

  • May 13, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
For Your Consideration

Getting COVID-19 vaccine fosters sense of relief

Thom is surprised by his reaction to getting vaccinated, sees light at the end of the tunnel

For Your Consideration
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

A fond farewell to the newspaper and community

Amid a health issue and need to return to the U.S., Sonja steps down from writing her column

  • May 6, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
The Gardener’s Corner

Yes, gardening is work, but take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour

Do you sometimes get the idea that going in the garden means…

  • May 6, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Happy Mothers Day from this mom to others

Happy Mothers Day, Deb celebrates moms

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)