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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?
B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon
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B.C.'s top doctor says vaccinating more people sooner will help lift COVID restrictions
Tax changes make claiming home office space easier
B.C. essential workers get shot at AstraZeneca vaccine
The Editor’s Desk: We all have to do more

The Editor’s Desk: We all have to do more

As wildfires rage in Australia, we have to ask what we can do to prevent them, and then do it

The Editor’s Desk: We all have to do more
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B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

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(from l) MLA Peter Milobar, MLA Jackie Tegart, Skeetchestn Fisheries Manager Don Ignace, MLA Marvin Hunt, Skeetchestn Councillor Marshall Gonzales, MLA Ralph Sultan, MLA Simon Gibson, and (front) Skeetchestn Chief Ron Ignace and MLA Jane Thornthwaite during the Steelhead Caucus tour in September 2019. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)

Victoria Report: A look back as we look forward

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart reflects on 2019, and looks ahead to the New Year

  • Dec 30, 2019
(from l) MLA Peter Milobar, MLA Jackie Tegart, Skeetchestn Fisheries Manager Don Ignace, MLA Marvin Hunt, Skeetchestn Councillor Marshall Gonzales, MLA Ralph Sultan, MLA Simon Gibson, and (front) Skeetchestn Chief Ron Ignace and MLA Jane Thornthwaite during the Steelhead Caucus tour in September 2019. (Photo credit: Lori Pilon)
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B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

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The Editor’s Desk: Boxing Day bliss

The Editor’s Desk: Boxing Day bliss

In many ways, Boxing Day is even better than Christmas Day: all the fun, none of the stress

The Editor’s Desk: Boxing Day bliss
Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)
The author with her son at the Holiday Train in 2002. Performer Tom Jackson can be seen — in those pre-stage days — in the background, at far left with a microphone. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)

The Editor’s Desk: A simple Christmas pleasure

The CP Holiday Train brings much more than food bank donations: it also brings beauty and happiness

The author with her son at the Holiday Train in 2002. Performer Tom Jackson can be seen — in those pre-stage days — in the background, at far left with a microphone. (Photo credit: Wendy Coomber)
B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season
Victoria Report: Reasons to give a helping hand this holiday season

Victoria Report: Reasons to give a helping hand this holiday season

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart writes about the joy of giving

  • Dec 10, 2019
Victoria Report: Reasons to give a helping hand this holiday season
The Editor’s Desk: The best Christmas Carol?

The Editor’s Desk: The best Christmas Carol?

It isn’t the best, but the Rich Little version of Dickens’s story is a favourite

The Editor’s Desk: The best Christmas Carol?
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Editor’s Desk: Letters to Santa

The Editor’s Desk: Letters to Santa

There’s much to enjoy in what children write to the jolly old elf

The Editor’s Desk: Letters to Santa
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

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

  • Dec 2, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

Frustration in B.C. grows as the problem persists

  • Dec 1, 2019
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way
The Editor’s Desk: ‘Tis almost the season

The Editor’s Desk: ‘Tis almost the season

Get ready for the onslaught of Christmas music, decorations, lights, and more

The Editor’s Desk: ‘Tis almost the season
B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea