Opinion

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

Interior News Editorial

Another MOU?

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

  • Sep 22, 2022
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Cutting out meat just a little could save a lot

Marisca practices meatless Mondays for the environment, her health and her wallet.

A black bear eats club cherries in southeastern Alaska. (Taal Levi, Oregon State University/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Sep 22, 2022
A black bear eats club cherries in southeastern Alaska. (Taal Levi, Oregon State University/Wikimedia Commons)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

A boy from Ohio and a girl from Vancouver make a life in Smithers

Tom’s search for RV parts leads him to Eric and Brynn Gustafson

  • Sep 22, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Stopping for a school bus is required

Surely all drivers should not hesitate to stop when the red lights on a stopped bus are flashing

  • Sep 22, 2022
Tim Schewe
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Dear candidates: Can we have a positive campaign, please?

Negative personal attack campaigns don’t achieve anything according to Deb

Daresay - Deb Meissner
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)
Alpine clubmoss growing on Hudson Bay Mountain (“the prairie”). (Jim Pojar photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

African adventure cut short by tainted food

Tom recounts desert travels prior to getting sick with hepatitis

  • Sep 15, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Long live the King, but not as Canadian head of state

Thom argues with the death of Queen Elizabeth, the time has come to sever ties with the monarchy

For your consideration - Thom Barker
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

Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)
48 Hours before her death the Queen was attending to official duties. She was 96. (Jane Barlow photo)

A new day, a new monarch and a new conversation to have

“Rest in peace, my Queen, you deserve it,” Deb reflects

48 Hours before her death the Queen was attending to official duties. She was 96. (Jane Barlow photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

The wonders of tomatoes (plus a recipe)

Marisca looks to her greenhouse for ways to save money at the grocery store

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Back to safety

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

  • Sep 8, 2022
Smithers Interior News Editorial
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Response to young reader: Why we don’t have comics

Thom explains to letter writer the reality of the newspaper business today

  • Sep 8, 2022
For your consideration - Thom Barker
A stroll through the grocery store is stressful and maddening, as costs continue to rise, and packages become smaller. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire photo)

“Shrinkflation” angers Deb

Smaller packages, same cost frustrates Deb

A stroll through the grocery store is stressful and maddening, as costs continue to rise, and packages become smaller. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire photo)