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Julian of Norwich’s wise words come back to comfort, centuries after they were written. (Photo credit: quotefancy)

The Editor’s Desk: All shall be well

The words of a 15th century mystic bring comfort today

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Wanted: Lytton supremo

When it comes to rebuilding Lytton, a big-picture, long-term approach is needed

The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Where the rivers meet

Lytton is the beating heart of the Nlaka’pamux nation

The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: The dog days of summer

Why you should leave Fido at home in hot weather, as told by an expert

‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)
Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)

The Editor’s Desk: The good old days?

Sometimes those ‘golden days’ of years gone by aren’t as golden as we think they were

Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)
‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The life of a rock star

Cache Creek’s Jade Boulder checks in with a guest editorial

‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)
New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Getting back to normal

COVID-19 restrictions are set to start loosening; take this quiz to find out how you’ll do

New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)

The Editor’s Desk: No change, no growth

Change can be frightening, but without it we stagnate

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)
A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)

The Editor’s Desk: Calling all collectors

Do you have something you love to collect? Share your passion with others while you can

A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)
Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Oh, the places you’ll go!

What was science fiction until recently now allows us all to be armchair travellers

Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Spring has sprung

Ah, spring! That wonderful time of year when the days get longer,…

‘What, you don’t like my song?’ Eurasian collared doves are early risers, to the frustration of many. (Photo credit: Alexis_Fotas/Pixabay)
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Looking for loopholes

The recent travel restrictions have inspired a lot of people to try to find ways around them

Travel restrictions stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

The Editor’s Desk: Show me the vaccine

What, me worried about the COVID-19 vaccine? Not in the slightest

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army's Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Big Brother is watching

Worried that the COVID vaccine is a covert tracking device? Don’t be; that ship has already sailed

You are here maze sign, stock image, no date. Photo credit: Pixabay