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Another MOU?

Municipalities don’t need endless negotiations; we need the cash

  • Sep 22, 2022
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: A relevant monarchy

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

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Back to safety

Back to school means everybody has a responsibility to ensure the streets are safe

  • Sep 8, 2022
Though humans are fond of filling them in or draining them, salt marshes are now understood to play an important role in processing CO2 and methane from the atmosphere. (Richard Alexander/Pixabay)

Editorial: Is it too late for humanity?

Environmental connections coming to light

Though humans are fond of filling them in or draining them, salt marshes are now understood to play an important role in processing CO2 and methane from the atmosphere. (Richard Alexander/Pixabay)
An Admiralty Island brown bear walks through Pack Creek. Pack Creek is the only current bear-viewing area on Admiralty (called, in Lingít, Kootznoowoo), known for its dense concentration of brown bears — one per square mile. Most visitors fly out of Juneau to visit Pack Creek. Kootznoowoo Inc., the Native Corporation of the village of Angoon, hopes to establish a new bear viewing area closer to the community. The name “Kootznoowoo” means “Fortress of the bears.” (Courtesy Photo / Mary Catharine Martin)

Bears aren’t Disney animals

Many people have a soft spot for bears. Maybe not for grizzlies; it’s kind of hard to feel warm and fuzzy about a massive dangerous creature towering over you at nine feet tall or more

An Admiralty Island brown bear walks through Pack Creek. Pack Creek is the only current bear-viewing area on Admiralty (called, in Lingít, Kootznoowoo), known for its dense concentration of brown bears — one per square mile. Most visitors fly out of Juneau to visit Pack Creek. Kootznoowoo Inc., the Native Corporation of the village of Angoon, hopes to establish a new bear viewing area closer to the community. The name “Kootznoowoo” means “Fortress of the bears.” (Courtesy Photo / Mary Catharine Martin)
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 11, 2022
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)
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Learning to live with COVID

The risk is not gone, but a return to sweeping restrictions is unlikely to be tolerated

  • Aug 4, 2022
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See something, say something

If we don’t show as individuals and as a community that we care, theft and vandalism will persist

  • Jul 28, 2022
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Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 21, 2022
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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In Our View: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 14, 2022
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Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)

OPINION: Save Old Growth protesters are only disrupting lives and pissing people off

Protest is great but blocking highways is ignorant and shortsighted

Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)
Insect populations, including bees, are on the decline. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Is spring without pollinators a sign of things to come?

Insect populations around the globe have seen an alarming decline in just a few decades

  • Jun 23, 2022
Insect populations, including bees, are on the decline. (Citizen file)
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EDITORIAL: When political disagreement turns into hate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others have been the target of vitriolic hate

  • Jun 16, 2022
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Decide to be a decision-maker

Municipal elections are four months away; it’s time for potential candidates to decide whether to run

  • Jun 9, 2022
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Cycle and drive safely

The rules of the road apply, equally but be aware

  • May 26, 2022
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Mining is important

More money is spent in Smithers on exploration than any other municipality in B.C.

  • May 12, 2022
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Equal treatment for all

It’s great what Canada is doing for Ukrainians, why can’t we do that for others too

  • May 5, 2022
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Tough election year for Smithers council

An 11.8 per cent tax increase 6 months before voters go to polls could be a hard sell

  • Apr 28, 2022
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Enough is enough

Next month all motorists in B.C. covered by ICBC insurance will be…

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Vote, vote, vote

Smithers is in the final of CBC’s Best Small Town in northern B.C. contest

  • Apr 11, 2022
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