Opinion

On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Valley couple spreads passion for goat preservation

Tom catches up with Jim and Leesa Easterday and their mountain goat mission

  • Jul 22, 2021
Kale after harvesting. (Erik Jacobsen photo)

Food for thought and for the belly

Erik starts to harvest the fruits of his labour

A server delivers food to diners outside Piazza Pellegrini in North Beach on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Where have the workers gone?

High unemployment coupled with high job vacancy rates requires innovative solutions

  • Jul 22, 2021
For Your Consideration

Grocery bag dilemma; behaviour versus composition

Thom argues there’s more to the grocery bag issue than doing away with plastic

For Your Consideration
Al Lehmann

Received wisdom: Domination does not mean superior

Guest columnist Al Lehmann argues humans are our own worst enemies

Al Lehmann
marisca

Cooking while camping can be a treat until it’s not

Marisca looks for ideas while she is stuck in a recipe rut

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(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Interior News Editorial

Create a tempting place in Smithers for tourists to stop and stay

There is no doubt that tourists are attracted to our mountain town.…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Interior News Editorial
Smithers Interior News Editorial

EDITORIAL: When it comes to climate change, our actions still matter

We won’t reverse global warming but there is still time to mitigate its worst effects

  • Jul 15, 2021
Smithers Interior News Editorial
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You can’t fool nature

No fooling Mother Nature

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small (File photo)

Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small

Check under your vehicle before driving off

Deb has a soft heart for creatures big and small (File photo)
Letters to the Editor

An objection to new coal mine

Smithers group thinks Telkwa Coal project should be stopped

Letters to the Editor

Curtailing attempts at scams

Scam calls and bogus emails, whether from people impersonating a Canada Revenue…

Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland

Historical statues are currently a contentious subject

POLL: Statues now deemed contentious; should they be removed or add a statue that completes a different perspective?

  • Jul 7, 2021
Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Minding your Ps and Qs and other mysterious sayings

Deb enjoys researching the etymology of words and phrases

Daresay - Deb Meissner
letter

Safety a priority at CN

Dear Editor, Re: “Rail Safety town hall underscores urgency of action required,”…

  • Jun 30, 2021
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The Gardener’s Corner

With new growth comes problems, but also solutions

Eric provides tips on insects, pruning and fertilizing

  • Jun 30, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner