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The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Soup’s On, held every Friday in St. Alban’s Anglican Church hall in Ashcroft, will not be opening on Friday, Aug. 5. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes to explain why Soup’s On will not be opening its doors on Aug. 5

  • Aug 3, 2022
Soup’s On, held every Friday in St. Alban’s Anglican Church hall in Ashcroft, will not be opening on Friday, Aug. 5. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
If only all highways looked like this, all the time, all summer long. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Summer road trip sanity

Summer road trips will provide you with lots of happy memories. You just have to survive them first.

If only all highways looked like this, all the time, all summer long. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A detail from William Powell Frith’s 1858 masterpiece <em>Derby Day</em>. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Editor’s Desk: A lesson in civility

Charles Dickens is the link as we look at two great actors and the art of respectful disagreement

A detail from William Powell Frith’s 1858 masterpiece <em>Derby Day</em>. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Pick one piece and fix it

There are many pieces to the health care crisis, and no easy fix, but inaction is not an option

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
The Ashcroft Family Medical Practice is still seeing patients, but consultations are now taking place via telephone or video. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Letters to the Editor

Interior Health says that new family physicians are joining the Ashcroft clinic

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Ashcroft Family Medical Practice is still seeing patients, but consultations are now taking place via telephone or video. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The tourists are back! (from l) Clyde and Cherie Sies from Washington State recently made a stop in Ashcroft. They’re pictured with Journal editor Barbara Roden and Ashcroft Museum curator Peter Konikow. (Photo credit: Submitted)

The Editor’s Desk: Back in the saddle

After two summers of almost no tourists, it’s good to see them returning to our region

The tourists are back! (from l) Clyde and Cherie Sies from Washington State recently made a stop in Ashcroft. They’re pictured with Journal editor Barbara Roden and Ashcroft Museum curator Peter Konikow. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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)
Travis Storkan (at back left) with participants in the bike rodeo on June 12. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes to say thank you for support for the recent bike rodeo

  • Jul 6, 2022
Travis Storkan (at back left) with participants in the bike rodeo on June 12. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A photo of Ashcroft c. 1967 clearly shows the horse racing track that used to be on the Mesa (r). The site also hosted a rodeo until rodeo grounds were opened on Circle 7 Ranch property adjacent to Government Street at Highway 97C in the early 1960s. (Photo credit: BC Archives)

The Editor’s Desk: A picture perfect moment

Stumbling across some previously unknown pictures of Ashcroft yielded a trove of delights

A photo of Ashcroft c. 1967 clearly shows the horse racing track that used to be on the Mesa (r). The site also hosted a rodeo until rodeo grounds were opened on Circle 7 Ranch property adjacent to Government Street at Highway 97C in the early 1960s. (Photo credit: BC Archives)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
A garden gnome keeps watch near a property in Lytton that has yet to be cleared. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Lytton one year later

Returning to Lytton a year after the fire that destroyed most of it is a sobering experience

A garden gnome keeps watch near a property in Lytton that has yet to be cleared. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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)
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron
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The Editor’s Desk: Where are the workers?

With ‘Help Wanted’ signs in every other shop window, a look at where the workers went, and why

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People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OP-ED: Anti-Racism Data Act will help to dismantle systemic racism

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to celebrate B.C.’s historic Anti-Racism Data Act

  • Jun 21, 2022
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CULLEN: Collective effort to support Ukrainians a testament to B.C.’s spirit

World Refugee Day to be held June 20 in British Columbia

  • Jun 20, 2022
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward