Opinion

With great privilege comes great responsibility

Columnist Thom Barker ruminates on taking over the editor’s chair and community journalism

B.C. VIEWS: David Suzuki has become the Don Cherry of TV science

Campaign against B.C. natural gas followed Alberta oil attack

OPINION: BC NDP has ‘change of heart’ on LNG

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo stunned by turnaround on issue by B.C. government

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Mip @ Bulkley Valley Brewery - July 12, 2019
WATCH: Woodchuck saved on Main St. in Smithers
WATCH: Woodchuck saved on Main Street in Smithers
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B.C. VIEWS: Hippie pseudoscience leaks into our NDP government

Energy minister clings to urban myths about gas drilling

COLUMN: Getting a handle on B.C.’s export economy

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Apr 3, 2019

LETTERS: Student demand to stop carbon fuel use can’t be achieved

Nuclear power is the only technology that would do it quickly

  • Apr 2, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Is the NDP giving away our natural gas reserves?

Andrew Weaver again denounces the government he put in power

Bulkley Valley deserves better than blowing smoke

Air quality advisories has writer wondering about smoke emitter in town.

  • Mar 29, 2019

The art of keeping secrets when firing top bureaucrats

Thom Barker doesn’t like secrets in government and thinks town council shouldn’t either

COLUMN: Making the call to cut the cord

Cost of a keeping a landline makes little sense in 2019

  • Mar 27, 2019

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019

Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Open letter from Coast Mountains School District 82 Board of Education

Board commitment to ongoing collaboration to close outcome gaps with First Nations students.

  • Mar 22, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

Broken system has priorities upside down and backwards

Writer says government’s health and welfare priorities are not where they should be.

  • Mar 15, 2019

This isn’t a war, it’s a discussion

Writer on the need to put passionate discourse in perspective.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Billboards are an anachronism

Writer says there is a win-win solution to the desire for Hwy 16 advertising.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Everything is inherently both good and bad

Writer puts it bluntly: everything is inherently both good and bad, and edible pot is no different.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Too many truths in SNC-Lavalin affair

Thom Barker argues reaction to SNC-Lavalin affair is overblown