Opinion

A “closed’ sign hangs in a store window in Ottawa, Thursday April 16, 2020. An intensifying labour shortage is rippling through Canada’s economy, forcing businesses to curtail operations, reduce hours and in some cases, euthanize livestock. (CP/Adrian Wyld)

Worker shortage Poll

How has the worker shortage affected you?

  • Aug 10, 2022
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Crime severity stats are an opportunity to take action

Northwest B.C. numbers reflect national trends, what are we going to do about it?

(Tina Portman photo)

Nature Nut

I am willing to bet that most people do not like stinging…

  • Aug 11, 2022
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)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

It takes a village to stop a crime wave

Marisca is frustrated with the uptick in crime in Smithers

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Fist fights, geo-trackers and carry-on luggage; welcome to flying 2022

Deb recounts her harrowing trip home to West Virginia

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

Bruce Cameron
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Aug 4, 2022
Long leaved sundew. (Gail Hampshire, Wikimedia Common)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Broken ribs: everything they’re cracked up to be

Thom recounts the aftermath of a slip and fall and expresses gratitude for healthcare workers

  • Aug 4, 2022
For your consideration - Thom Barker
Smithers Interior News Editorial

Learning to live with COVID

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

  • Aug 4, 2022
Smithers Interior News Editorial
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Is less more when it comes to toys?

Marisca realizes her house has a Barbie overpopulation problem

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

More than just an art gallery

The gallery has three commitments: exhibitions, artist support and education

  • Aug 4, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Floyd Krishan (Contributed photo)

GUEST VIEW: The importance of voting in school board elections

SD54 trustee Floyd Trishan encourages people to run for office and to vote in the upcoming election

  • Jul 28, 2022
Floyd Krishan (Contributed photo)
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

There’s gold in them thar hills

Tom recounts his adventure of travelling to northern B.C. in search of gold

  • Jul 28, 2022
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 28, 2022
Cedar Waxwing (Ken White photo)
Interior News Editorial

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
Interior News Editorial
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Pope’s apology an improvement, but still falls short

If Francis wanted to do something concrete he should have rescinded the Doctrine of Discovery

For your consideration - Thom Barker