Editorials

Fraser-Nicola Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart, date unknown. Photo credit: Submitted

Victoria Report: Expectations high for new NDP cabinet to deliver in key areas

Housing and health care just two areas where real action is needed

  • Jan 4, 2023
The new Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Tower at Royal Inland Hospital opened in summer 2022. (Photo credit: RIH Foundation)

Highlights and challenges for Interior Health in 2022

IH board chair says there is much to celebrate but also a lot of work to be done

  • Dec 27, 2022
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, December 2018. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season

  • Dec 20, 2022
A Smudging Ceremony and Round Table event was held at the Honour Ranch near Ashcroft on Oct. 14, to acknowledge that the Ranch is on the traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux people and show gratitude to the host Nation. Skeetchestn elder Terry Deneault (second from r) smudged the ranch house and cabins, and did a drum song opening and closing with Skeetchestn Councillor Marshal Gonzales (r). (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report: Honour Ranch making a difference to many

Honour Ranch near Ashcroft a safe haven for heroes in need

  • Nov 2, 2022
A Smudging Ceremony and Round Table event was held at the Honour Ranch near Ashcroft on Oct. 14, to acknowledge that the Ranch is on the traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux people and show gratitude to the host Nation. Skeetchestn elder Terry Deneault (second from r) smudged the ranch house and cabins, and did a drum song opening and closing with Skeetchestn Councillor Marshal Gonzales (r). (Photo credit: Submitted)
B.C. votes in local civic elections on Oct. 15. (File photo)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart thanks the elected officials who have served our communities

  • Oct 26, 2022
B.C. votes in local civic elections on Oct. 15. (File photo)
Participants in a walk for Truth and Reconciliation in Ashcroft on Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Victoria Report

Reconciliation is an ongoing journey

  • Oct 5, 2022
Participants in a walk for Truth and Reconciliation in Ashcroft on Sept. 29, 2022. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Sign on Highway 97. Journal files

Victoria Report

Pursuing a bright future for our rural communities

  • Aug 31, 2022
Sign on Highway 97. Journal files
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Victoria Report: Solutions are needed now

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says our health care system is overwhelmed and understaffed

  • Aug 3, 2022
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The Desert Sands Community School graduating class of 2022. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

It takes a village to support and encourage our students

There are many ways that we can help and support students on their journey through life

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Desert Sands Community School graduating class of 2022. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
The Desert Sands Community School graduating class of 2022 takes a moment to celebrate. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart congratulates the grads of 2022

By Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart This is such a special time of…

  • Jun 29, 2022
The Desert Sands Community School graduating class of 2022 takes a moment to celebrate. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

Victoria Report

Doctors, nurses, and patients need more support from government

  • Jun 1, 2022
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Terry Raymond (l) and Lily Chow of the New Pathways To Gold Society. (Photo credit: NPTGS)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart mourns the passing of Terry Raymond

  • May 4, 2022
Terry Raymond (l) and Lily Chow of the New Pathways To Gold Society. (Photo credit: NPTGS)
Human-caused wildfires can easily be prevented, yet they continue to account for many of the wildfires in B.C. each year. (Photo credit: Amber Oliver)

Human-caused wildfires can be prevented

Many of the wildfires that have devastated BC in the last five years were caused by careless humans

  • Apr 20, 2022
Human-caused wildfires can easily be prevented, yet they continue to account for many of the wildfires in B.C. each year. (Photo credit: Amber Oliver)
Rather than place blame on people, we should recognize the causes of social problems and work toward solutions, suggests social worker Mia Dunbar. (Photo credit: Black Press files)

We must do our part as a community in order to create change

More resources are needed to prevent people from slipping through the cracks

  • Apr 13, 2022
Rather than place blame on people, we should recognize the causes of social problems and work toward solutions, suggests social worker Mia Dunbar. (Photo credit: Black Press files)
Ukrainian flag, Pixabay

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says that B.C. must step up for Ukrainian refugees

  • Apr 6, 2022
Ukrainian flag, Pixabay
BC legislature, date unknown

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says NDP’s budget fails to address key issues for the riding

  • Mar 9, 2022
BC legislature, date unknown
Ranchers and farmers affected by the flooding in November 2021 are facing an uncertain future. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

Victoria Report: Ranchers and farmers urgently need support

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart highlights the challenges facing agriculture in our region

  • Feb 10, 2022
Ranchers and farmers affected by the flooding in November 2021 are facing an uncertain future. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Restoring a healthy planet is crucial to everyone

We have the opportunity to build toward a greater good — a thriving world

  • Jan 19, 2022
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
(from l) Baking brigade organizers Jan Morrison, Jackie Berkey, Sue Peters, and Darlene Daily with some of the many baked goods donated by local residents for evacuees staying in Cache Creek (not pictured: volunteer Maggie Hillyard). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises the many ‘local heroes’ of 2021

By Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart Looking back on 2021, it is difficult…

  • Jan 5, 2022
(from l) Baking brigade organizers Jan Morrison, Jackie Berkey, Sue Peters, and Darlene Daily with some of the many baked goods donated by local residents for evacuees staying in Cache Creek (not pictured: volunteer Maggie Hillyard). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
BC FireSmart logo, no date

Time to get smart about fire prevention

Municipalities and homeowners need to play their part in mitigating fire risks

  • Oct 7, 2021
BC FireSmart logo, no date