Opinion

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019

Xmas actually does keep the Christ in Christmas

Lorraine digs up side of interesting holiday tidbits to go with the main course of valley goings-on

  • Dec 11, 2019

In search of the perfect (healthy) holiday treat

Brenda muses about the potential health benefits of dark chocolate for a guilt-free Christmas

  • Dec 11, 2019

We can’t acknowledge our failures without conceding our successes

Smithers Town Council got it right when it comes to downtown

Light pollution complaint inconsiderate to business

Letter writer thinks businesses are already doing enough to reduce light pollution in town

  • Dec 11, 2019
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Investigators at Gabriola Island crash scene

Potentially acid generating is not the same as acid rock drainage

Telkwa Coal responds to concerned cititzens group What Matters in Our Valley

  • Dec 11, 2019

More needs to change

Culture shift needed to combat violence against women

What’s in a name? A lot

Marisca thinks child naming is a lot more complex than people may realize

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

It’s Christmas hamper time

Applications and donations are being accepted at Smithers Community Services

  • Dec 4, 2019

Hard to find TV that isn’t annoying

Brenda doesn’t like watching angry people being angry

  • Dec 4, 2019

Don’t let kids prevent you from travelling

Marisca has some tips on travelling with children without losing your marbles

Impact of volunteerism is everywhere in Smithers

Savannah Parsons writes volunteering is the lifeblood of a community

  • Dec 4, 2019

Fake news is scary but deepfakes could be even worse

Trevor feels future face-swapping technology could challenge our notions of what is real

Graciousness editorial spot on

Letter writer Tom Grasmeyer appreciates call for the community to extend dignity to homeless people

  • Dec 4, 2019

Registration open for Christmas Bird Count

The annual event is a great way to get to know other birders in the area

  • Dec 4, 2019

Please use plain English

Letter writer Susan Douglas objects to paper using euphemisms to describe killing bears

Forewarned does not necessarily mean immune

December is the month most of us will spend more time in…

Get to work on infrastructure

It’s time for higher levels of government to end the patriarchal treatment of municipalities

  • Dec 4, 2019