Columnists

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Self-aware computers?

Big brother is watching.

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Spring: uncluttered views and a balm for our souls

Sonja is revelling in the warm weather and abundant signs of life returning

  • Apr 29, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
For Your Consideration

A trillion dollars to consider

Thom argues we should be alarmed by the exploding federal and provincial debts

For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

A condensed guide to the broad topic of lawn care

Erik gives advice on mowing, power raking, fertilizing, rolling and aerating your lawn

  • Apr 29, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
The Gardener’s Corner

Garden preparation shifts into full gear

Erik on early spring trimming of evergreens, prepping of berry beds, and fertilizing and watering

  • Apr 22, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
For Your Consideration

Yes, action can be and is tedious in the context of filmmaking

Thom reviews the 2019 Dennis Quaid movie The Intruder with mixed

  • Apr 22, 2021
For Your Consideration
Daresay - Deb Meissner

An encouraging trend: B.C. eager to go electric

Deb likes the prospect of electric vehicles and sees a great future for them

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Lots of volunteers to recognize and celebrate for volunteer week

Sonja is feeling the spirit of all those who give back to the community

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Bureaucracy gets it wrong with local restaurants

Sonja questions province-wide blanket government policies

Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
Daresay - Deb Meissner

The Black Telephone: There are other worlds to sing in

Deb just wanted to share this touching story by an unknown author

Daresay - Deb Meissner
For Your Consideration

What’s your tribe? Overcoming prog-rock oppression

Thom admits to his guilty pleasure of enjoying disco

  • Apr 15, 2021
For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

On the care and pruning of forsythia

Erik looks forward to the exciting emergence of spring colours

  • Apr 15, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Spice of Life

You have shared your lives with me, you have given me endless topics

Brenda calls it quits after more than 30 years of writing for The Interior News

  • Apr 14, 2021
Spice of Life
For Your Consideration

Can I get a chaser of Mac & Cheese with my beer, please?

Thom delves into the fascinating pivots of beer companies during Prohibition and the COVID pandemic

  • Apr 8, 2021
For Your Consideration
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Deb is feeling thankful.

Deb gives a few thanks.

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

How to grow and care for a clematis

Several years ago, I started getting into clematis. The clematis is a…

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Museum virtual exhibit harkens to the Spanish Flu era

Sonja takes in the “social scenery” and a little Smithers history

  • Apr 8, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester
For Your Consideration

Information should be publicly available unless there is a good reason why it shouldn’t be

Thom doesn’t like the state of transparency of Canadian governments

For Your Consideration
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester

Vaccination volunteer finds clinic work positive and rewarding

Sonja looks forward to what she is sure will be a great experience because of the people involved

  • Apr 1, 2021
Across the Valley - Sonja Lester