Opinion

OPINION: Why is the B.C. NDP government abandoning pensioners?

Michael Powell is the president of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners

  • Aug 8, 2019

No-fee, expedited pardons are not enough

Thom argues for automatic expungement of simple possession of cannabis criminal records

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley federal election slate is full

The Liberals and Greens name their candidates making it six contenders for B.C.’s biggest riding

  • Aug 8, 2019
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WATCH: Jessica Patrick's cousin Jacquie Bowes speaks at the first ever Jessica Patrick Memorial March, held Sept. 15, 2019
Welcome Dance to open Hazelton arena
WATCH: Taylor Bachrach speaks at the opening of his Smithers campaign office
WATCH: PPC Candidate's car crashed into house in Kitimat on August 31

Looking ahead to the classical music festival

Lorraine’s weekly roundup of all things Bulkley Valley and general musings

  • Aug 8, 2019

Shaking the salt habit is worth the effort

Brenda says it wasn’t easy to cut back on sodium, but she’s already reaping health benefits

  • Aug 8, 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Involving communities in their forests

Guest columnist Robert Hart argues for collaborative ecosytem-based forestry management

  • Aug 7, 2019

We know we want it; we just don’t know what it is

Trevor makes a case for some form of electoral reform

COLUMN: Business owners hand B.C. government another dismal grade, CFIB says

CFIB wants policy makers to take three simple steps in order to improve their grade

  • Aug 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Politicians grasp at straws, avoid climate policy reality

It doesn’t matter what parties offer in the fall Canadian election

A peaceful and humane end for an old dear friend

Brenda memorializes her 18-year-old rescue dog Tuffy

  • Aug 4, 2019

Not everything is about racism

The RCMP is not going out of their way to intentionally leave MMIW cases unsolved.

COLUMN: Stats may not be perfect, but are a starting point

Thom discusses the 2018 30 per cent jump in the Smithers crime severity index

Onward Smithers

Kudos to all the people who make the Bulkley Valley such a great place to live

  • Jul 31, 2019

New shows for NG channel and CICK Radio

This week Lorraine has recommendations and a request

  • Jul 28, 2019

Seeking a Trump-free zone has its challenges

Brenda’s peace disrupted by the racist musings of the American president

  • Jul 28, 2019

Money doesn’t buy happiness, just a means to it

I still can’t believe it’s been half a century since man landed…

Can you believe they put a man on the moon?

Thom marvels at just how remarkable the July 1969 moon landing was

One large act of political will

The 1969 moon landing was not just a huge technical accomplishment

COLUMN: To web poll, or not to web poll

Although not scientific, web opinion polls have their place Thom argues

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda