Opinion

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, date unknown. Photo credit: YouTube

The Editor’s Desk: The world needs more Alex

We live in a world without Alex Trebek in it anymore, and that’s a sad thought

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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about shovelling the sidewalks in Ashcroft

  • Jan 20, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
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The Editor’s Desk: One for the history books

Jan. 6 seems destined to be a day that lives on in infamy in America

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Planting trees and maintaining our forests will help slow climate change. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Strides made in nature conservation in 2020

Despite the pandemic, and in some cases because of it, nature made headlines around the world

  • Jan 13, 2021
Planting trees and maintaining our forests will help slow climate change. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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The chair of the Christmas Hamper Committee extends thanks for so much kindness and generosity

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has resigned
Trudeau says he will call Biden to save Keystone XL pipeline
Ottawa prioritizing vaccines for Indigenous people
Tip to Metro Vancouver Transit Police helps Ohio woman
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey, organizers of a physically distanced Easter scavenger hunt in Ashcroft, April 2020. It was one of many events that community volunteers organized to raise spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as other regular events had to be postponed or cancelled. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The year that almost wasn’t

2020 was a year like no other, but we rose to the challenge, because it’s what we do

Joyce Buckland (l) and Phyllis Rainey, organizers of a physically distanced Easter scavenger hunt in Ashcroft, April 2020. It was one of many events that community volunteers organized to raise spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, as other regular events had to be postponed or cancelled. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says we have many things to be thankful for

  • Dec 29, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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Readers write about Christmas kindness and the supply of water to the Ashcroft Band

  • Dec 22, 2020
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The Editor’s Desk: The triumph of kindness

For every person who commits a despicable act, there are hundreds performing quiet acts of kindness

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A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
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Readers write about the Spences Bridge charging station and COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Dec 16, 2020
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The Editor’s Desk: Don’t look for a loophole

Leo Tolstoy began his novel Anna Karenina with the famous line “Happy…

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Composer Franz Gruber (l) and lyricist Joseph Mohr wrote ‘Silent Night’, one of the most beloved of Christmas carols. (Photo credit: Facebook)

From the Pulpit: Silent Night, Holy Night

The night of Jesus’ birth was, like today, anything but normal

  • Dec 16, 2020
Composer Franz Gruber (l) and lyricist Joseph Mohr wrote ‘Silent Night’, one of the most beloved of Christmas carols. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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The Editor’s Desk: Loose lips sink ships

If there was a global conspiracy about COVID-19, someone would have spilled the beans by now

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Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Victoria Report: BC Liberals will hold NDP government to account

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says Liberals will ask the tough questions that need to be asked

  • Dec 8, 2020
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Readers write about Cache Creek flood response and the naming of schools

  • Dec 2, 2020
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