Editorials

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
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 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
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
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (front row, second from r) with other members of the Liberal caucus on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Efforts toward reconciliation must be made every day of the year

Victoria Report by Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

  • Oct 7, 2021
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (front row, second from r) with other members of the Liberal caucus on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Back to school, 2021. Photo credit: Pixabay

Victoria Report

Keeping our kids learning and our communities safe no matter what

  • Sep 8, 2021
Back to school, 2021. Photo credit: Pixabay
Firefighters from Nanaimo installing structural protection equipment at a home in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)

Victoria Report: Supporting business and communities

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart reflects on this year’s devastating wildfire season

  • Aug 12, 2021
Firefighters from Nanaimo installing structural protection equipment at a home in Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Dwayne Rourke)
A program that is by peers, for peers, will expand reach for those in need of mental health support. (Pexels)

As COVID restrictions lift, there’s help for mental health

By Sheila Malcolmson and Jonny Morris If you’re feeling anxious about B.C.…

  • Jul 22, 2021
A program that is by peers, for peers, will expand reach for those in need of mental health support. (Pexels)
Welcome to Lytton sign, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises local forest fire recovery efforts

  • Jul 15, 2021
Welcome to Lytton sign, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
You might laugh, but unsafe vehicle loads are no joke. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Drivesmart column: Not securing your load could cost you big

If you do not adequately secure items you’re transporting, it can spell trouble for you and others

  • Jun 24, 2021
You might laugh, but unsafe vehicle loads are no joke. (Photo credit: Stock image)
A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)

Our View: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)