Opinion

The editor’s desk in real life, covered with notices about just some of the myriad Christmas events coming up in the region over the next four weeks or so. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Nothing to do in small towns? Nonsense

There’s always something to do, and the possibilities for more are endless

‘But there were cats… Sleek and long as jaguars and horrible-whiskered, spitting and snarling, they would slide and sidle over the white back-garden walls.’ (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: We need a little Christmas

It’s never too early to start celebrating the season, despite what anyone else might say

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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the need for high-speed internet in Ashcroft

  • Nov 16, 2022
Highway 1 heading south out of Cache Creek during a snowfall on Nov. 3. ‘Driving to conditions’ season is definitely here. (Photo credit: Chantelle Lanyon Arnett)

The Editor’s Desk: It’s looking a lot like winter

Winter weather hit with a wallop, and a lot of people (surprise!) weren’t ready for it

Highway 1 heading south out of Cache Creek during a snowfall on Nov. 3. ‘Driving to conditions’ season is definitely here. (Photo credit: Chantelle Lanyon Arnett)
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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This is what the roads will soon look like. Are you prepared? (Photo credit: ICBC)

The Editor’s Desk: Winter driving warriors

What kind of winter driver are you? Take this quiz and find out!

This is what the roads will soon look like. Are you prepared? (Photo credit: ICBC)
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)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the need for adaptation in the face of a changing climate

  • Nov 2, 2022
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Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
George Canning, who previously held the record for shortest time as British Prime Minister (119 days), is pictured at right in this cartoon from 1809. Yes, he really did take part in a duel. No, that isn’t what killed him. Yes, British politics was much more colourful 213 years ago. (Image by Isaac Robert Cruikshank)

The Editor’s Desk: Lettuce wins by a head

In the end, the smart money was on an iceberg lettuce to last longer than the British Prime Minister

George Canning, who previously held the record for shortest time as British Prime Minister (119 days), is pictured at right in this cartoon from 1809. Yes, he really did take part in a duel. No, that isn’t what killed him. Yes, British politics was much more colourful 213 years ago. (Image by Isaac Robert Cruikshank)
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)
Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Ken Brown (r) at the 2021 Black Powder Rendezvous hosted by the South Cariboo Sportsmen Association. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

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A reader writes to thank supporters of this year’s Black Powder Rendezvous

  • Oct 19, 2022
Ken Brown (r) at the 2021 Black Powder Rendezvous hosted by the South Cariboo Sportsmen Association. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
British punters are betting on whether beleaguered Prime Minister Liz Truss (l) can outlast a head of lettuce (r; screen grab taken on Oct. 18, 2022). (Photo credit: <em>Daily Star</em>/YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: A little this and that

From local elections to live web feeds, and from bouquets to brickbats

British punters are betting on whether beleaguered Prime Minister Liz Truss (l) can outlast a head of lettuce (r; screen grab taken on Oct. 18, 2022). (Photo credit: <em>Daily Star</em>/YouTube)
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Keon Hatcher (4) fails to make the reception in the end zone as Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Brandon Alexander (37) defends and Desmond Lawrence (46) watches during the first half of CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks adopt philosophy of making a good offence their best defence

Unable to fix the blueline, Vancouver looks to outscore the opposition

Vancouver Canucks forward Ilya Mikheyev, of Russia, skates during the NHL hockey team’s training camp in Whistler, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck