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The Editor’s Desk: It’s catapalooza time

The Editor’s Desk: It’s catapalooza time

Watching neighbourhood cats coexist peacefully is a reminder that humans can do the same

  • Mar 4, 2020
The Editor’s Desk: It’s catapalooza time
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Budget 2020 leaves little extra for residents of Fraser-Nicola

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart disappointed budget fails to address important regional issues

  • Mar 4, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

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

  • Mar 1, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
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The Editor’s Desk: Bandit at the back door

The Editor’s Desk: Bandit at the back door

Wildlife in the back yard can be fun, until nature turns nasty

The Editor’s Desk: Bandit at the back door
Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest

Longer, sunnier days are one of the reasons why March has the most avalanche fatalities

  • Feb 21, 2020
COLUMN: March is a great time to be on the slopes, but it’s also the deadliest
The Ashcroft Journal building had a slight makeover when it featured in the background of an episode of The Twilight Zone being filmed in the town in Feb. 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The circus leaves town

For one brief, shining moment, running away to join the circus was a tantalizing possibility

The Ashcroft Journal building had a slight makeover when it featured in the background of an episode of The Twilight Zone being filmed in the town in Feb. 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Mayhem on Ashcroft’s streets? No, it’s the set of The Twilight Zone on Feb. 8, 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: An extra-ordinary adventure

There’s a lot of fun, but a lot of hurry up and wait, on a film set

Mayhem on Ashcroft’s streets? No, it’s the set of The Twilight Zone on Feb. 8, 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Fighting back against fire season

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart writes of the need for unity on climate issues

  • Feb 5, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The Ashcroft Journal building dressed for the filming of an episode of The Twilight Zone. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Garbage sets the scene

A street in Ashcroft takes on a distinctly different look for filming

The Ashcroft Journal building dressed for the filming of an episode of The Twilight Zone. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Editor’s Desk: Film frights in Ashcroft

The Editor’s Desk: Film frights in Ashcroft

As one classic spooky TV series finishes filming in town, another one will be starting up

The Editor’s Desk: Film frights in Ashcroft
Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Laura Jones, Chief Strategic Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (submitted)

COLUMN: Governments should modernize their processes, get with the times for 2020

Laura Jones is the chief strategic officer at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Jan 22, 2020
Laura Jones, Chief Strategic Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (submitted)
A replica of Zion United Church going up on 4th Street in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Small screen, big boost

It’s not just fun to see a major film production in town; it’s good for the economy

A replica of Zion United Church going up on 4th Street in Ashcroft. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Editor’s Desk: Cold enough for you?

The Editor’s Desk: Cold enough for you?

It’s one thing to read about extreme cold temperatures, and it’s another to get a taste of them

The Editor’s Desk: Cold enough for you?