Opinion

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Letting your kids be bored is OK

Marisca learns boredom in children is essential to their mental and emotional development

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 21, 2022
Banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). (Thomas Schoch photo)
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Buzz off

Marisca is annoyed with a particularly bad mosquito season this summer

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
letter

Civil discourse, not cowardly vandalism is the correct response

Letter writer expresses empathy for MLA Nathan Cullen after billboard is defaced again

  • Jul 21, 2022
letter
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

Liberals should have fixed streaming bill before passing it

Thom argues user-generated content should have been exempted from Broadcasting Act update

For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

EDITORIAL: Tax cuts won’t fix rising gas prices

Fuel in Canada is heavily taxed, but other factors also affect the cost

  • Jul 21, 2022
Motorists in Canada are continuing to face high prices at the pumps. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Travel insanity teaches patience

Deb debates whether she has enough patients to travel

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Plastic Free July pledge not easy, but rewarding

Marisca tries to make some easy and sustainable swaps this month

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Letters to the Editor

Continuation of the ‘what if’ game

Letter writer has more ideas for how to make Canada a better place

Letters to the Editor
Smithers Interior News Editorial

In Our View: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 14, 2022
Smithers Interior News Editorial
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron
The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker

Being beach body positive is hard

Now that the summer weather is finally here, we’ve been out to…

The Sticky Files - Marisca Bakker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Canada a unique and worthy place for everyone to celebrate

Thru an immigrants eyes, Deb celebrates being Canadian

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Four-spotted skimmer. (Melissa McMasters/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Jul 7, 2022
Four-spotted skimmer. (Melissa McMasters/Wikimedia Commons)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Angelo Octaviano is proud to be his true self in the gathering of LGBTQ+ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies on June 19, 2021 to celebrate Pride month with the city’s first Pride Parade. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)

Millar Time: Kisses and controversy grow the rainbow

The new Disney/Pixar Lightyear movie was released on June 17. It’s an…

Angelo Octaviano is proud to be his true self in the gathering of LGBTQ+ Prince Rupert community members, supporters and allies on June 19, 2021 to celebrate Pride month with the city’s first Pride Parade. (Photo: supplied, Kyle Hilliard)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

A great nation, yes, but with a lot of work to do

Something really struck me about what Mel Bazil said at the Dze…

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)

OPINION: Save Old Growth protesters are only disrupting lives and pissing people off

Protest is great but blocking highways is ignorant and shortsighted

Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)