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This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Steve Rice)

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about recent flooding on Highway 8 and kindness after being evacuated

  • Dec 9, 2021
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge. (Photo credit: Steve Rice)
Vintage Christmas card, no date

The Editor’s Desk: A child shall lead them

Children are increasingly having to shoulder a heavy burden, thanks to the world we’ve created

Vintage Christmas card, no date
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
It takes a little searching, but there is some great Christmas music that hasn’t been overplayed over the years. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: For your listening pleasure

Tired of overplayed Christmas music? Here are a few gems you might not know

It takes a little searching, but there is some great Christmas music that hasn’t been overplayed over the years. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)

Victoria Report: Rebuilding better and stronger, together

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart writes about the response on the ground to recent floods

  • Dec 1, 2021
Damage to Highway 8 east of Spences Bridge on Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo credit: Ministry of Transportation)
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(from l) Artists Kathleen Kinasewich, Lilly Krantz, and Andrea Ardiles with the mural they created based on the Butterflyway Project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about how the Butterflyway Project inspired a new Ashcroft public artwork

  • Nov 25, 2021
(from l) Artists Kathleen Kinasewich, Lilly Krantz, and Andrea Ardiles with the mural they created based on the Butterflyway Project. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Damage at Tank Hill on Highway 1 at Nicomen on Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The Editor’s Desk: Getting the job done on Highway 1

It looks as if reopening Highway 1 through the canyon is a priority, thank goodnes

Damage at Tank Hill on Highway 1 at Nicomen on Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Fraser-Nicola Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart, date unknown. Photo credit: Submitted

Victoria Report

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart talks about the need to reach out and get help

  • Nov 17, 2021
Fraser-Nicola Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart, date unknown. Photo credit: Submitted
Tank Hill on Highway 1, Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)

The Editor’s Desk: Don’t add insult to injury

When it comes time to rebuild Interior highways, don’t forget about the Fraser Canyon

Tank Hill on Highway 1, Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)
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Letters to the Editor

Readers write about Residential Schools and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

  • Nov 11, 2021
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The Vimy Ridge monument in France, March 1983. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Dulce et decorum est

A visit to the Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge is a reminder of the horrors of war

The Vimy Ridge monument in France, March 1983. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Desert Hills pumpkin patch, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Technology in a pumpkin patch

Peace and quiet and pumpkins can go a long way in a busy world

Desert Hills pumpkin patch, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Lytton, pictured here in 1863, is one of the oldest communities in the province, with a wealth of history. (Photo credit: Lytton Museum)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the need for the restoration of Lytton to begin

  • Oct 14, 2021
Lytton, pictured here in 1863, is one of the oldest communities in the province, with a wealth of history. (Photo credit: Lytton Museum)
The <em>Journal</em> cat takes up a cautious stance just inside the back door of the office on Oct. 13, 2021, and stays long enough to be photographed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The cat came back

A frequent visitor to the Journal office keeps himself to himself

The <em>Journal</em> cat takes up a cautious stance just inside the back door of the office on Oct. 13, 2021, and stays long enough to be photographed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)