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B.C. VIEWS: Sawmill struggles as NDP boosts northwest log exports

Skeena Sawmills comeback threatened by B.C. government

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

No-fee, expedited pardons are not enough

Thom argues for automatic expungement of simple possession of cannabis criminal records

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Bulkley Valley Christian School Federal Debate - Oct. 15, 2019 - Candidates' closing statements
WATCH: Sparks fly at the Oct. 18 First-Nations led pro-LNG community celebration at Bovill Square in Smithers
'They' named Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Looking ahead to the classical music festival

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of all things Bulkley Valley and general musings

  • Aug 8, 2019

Shaking the salt habit is worth the effort

Brenda says it wasn’t easy to cut back on sodium, but she’s already reaping health benefits

  • Aug 8, 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Involving communities in their forests

Guest columnist Robert Hart argues for collaborative ecosytem-based forestry management

  • Aug 7, 2019

We know we want it; we just don’t know what it is

Trevor makes a case for some form of electoral reform

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

A peaceful and humane end for an old dear friend

Brenda memorializes her 18-year-old rescue dog Tuffy

  • Aug 4, 2019

Not everything is about racism

The RCMP is not going out of their way to intentionally leave MMIW cases unsolved.

COLUMN: Stats may not be perfect, but are a starting point

Thom discusses the 2018 30 per cent jump in the Smithers crime severity index

New shows for NG channel and CICK Radio

This week Lorraine has recommendations and a request

  • Jul 28, 2019

Seeking a Trump-free zone has its challenges

Brenda’s peace disrupted by the racist musings of the American president

  • Jul 28, 2019

Money doesn’t buy happiness, just a means to it

I still can’t believe it’s been half a century since man landed…

Can you believe they put a man on the moon?

Thom marvels at just how remarkable the July 1969 moon landing was

COLUMN: To web poll, or not to web poll

Although not scientific, web opinion polls have their place Thom argues

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Why travel, we have Saskatoons right here

Brenda gets plenty of travel right in her own back yard

  • Jul 18, 2019

Artisans, teddy bears, curling and roller derby

Have reached Cranbrook with 12,916 extra steps. Heading to Fort Steele, a…

  • Jul 17, 2019