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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
The Editor’s Desk: Ease off on millennials

The Editor’s Desk: Ease off on millennials

The younger generation will be the ones cleaning up the mess they’ve inherited from the older one

The Editor’s Desk: Ease off on millennials
The Editor’s Desk: Freedom of speech explained

The Editor’s Desk: Freedom of speech explained

Freedom of speech is still guaranteed, but it doesn’t mean freedom from consequences

The Editor’s Desk: Freedom of speech explained
A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Editor’s Desk: Too much Christmas

The Editor’s Desk: Too much Christmas

Think working in an all-Christmas, all the time store would be fun? Think again

The Editor’s Desk: Too much Christmas
Japanese Consul-General Takashi Hatori (second from left), his wife Yuju Hatori, Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, and Bishop Barbara Andrews at the unveiling of the Japanese bench at the Harmony Bell project on Oct. 5. Photo: Barbara Roden

Victoria Report: Ashcroft glass mosaics honour history through art

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says that mosaics are a unique expression of community and harmony

  • Nov 5, 2019
Japanese Consul-General Takashi Hatori (second from left), his wife Yuju Hatori, Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, and Bishop Barbara Andrews at the unveiling of the Japanese bench at the Harmony Bell project on Oct. 5. Photo: Barbara Roden
Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)

B.C. VIEWS: Is your community ready for the dementia wave?

Experts warn that the number of people living with dementia could nearly double in the next decade

Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)
The Editor’s Desk: Ghosties and ghoulies

The Editor’s Desk: Ghosties and ghoulies

For someone with a lifelong love of spooky things, Halloween is a highlight of the year

The Editor’s Desk: Ghosties and ghoulies
Jody Wilson-Raybould announces that she will run as a independent in the fall election during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COLUMN: Priorities in a divided province following 2019 election

Black Press Media columnist Frank Bucholtz on the fallout for B.C.

  • Oct 28, 2019
Jody Wilson-Raybould announces that she will run as a independent in the fall election during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Editor’s Desk: Election aftermath

The Editor’s Desk: Election aftermath

After being told B.C. would make a difference, the federal election was anticlimactic at best

The Editor’s Desk: Election aftermath
B.C. Attorney General David Eby introduces former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail as chair of the ICBC board, Aug. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby introduces former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail as chair of the ICBC board, Aug. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
Evan Wood (left) MD, PhD is an addiction medicine physician, a scientist with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, and a Canada Research Chair and professor of medicine at UBC. Leslie McBain (right) is the co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm. (Submitted)

OPINION: Charting a new course out of the overdose crisis in B.C.

Regardless of where you look, the number of deaths from overdoses are staggering

  • Oct 19, 2019
Evan Wood (left) MD, PhD is an addiction medicine physician, a scientist with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, and a Canada Research Chair and professor of medicine at UBC. Leslie McBain (right) is the co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm. (Submitted)
The Editor’s Desk: Voter report card

The Editor’s Desk: Voter report card

What kind of voter are you: good, bad, or indifferent? Take this quiz and find out!

The Editor’s Desk: Voter report card
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)