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Time to get smart about fire prevention

Municipalities and homeowners need to play their part in mitigating fire risks

  • Oct 7, 2021
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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)
The 1861 roadhouse at Historic Hat Creek, which some people believe to be haunted. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: A Hat Creek ghost story

An occurrence at Historic Hat Creek inspires a little pre-Halloween ghost story

The 1861 roadhouse at Historic Hat Creek, which some people believe to be haunted. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about government silence regarding the future of Lytton

  • Sep 30, 2021
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The Editor’s Desk: When time stands still

Traditional watches might be on the way out in some quarters, but I’m lost without mine

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Fall is here, and Bernard the hungry bruin would like a word or two. (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: Falling into autumn

It’s that time of year again, because that’s how seasons work

Fall is here, and Bernard the hungry bruin would like a word or two. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The 500 block of Fraser Street, Lytton (back, right) seen from Main Street, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

It’s been 75 days, and Lytton residents are looking for answers

A Lytton resident speaks about frustration and concerns regarding the future of the town

  • Sep 15, 2021
The 500 block of Fraser Street, Lytton (back, right) seen from Main Street, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the TELUS response in Spences Bridge

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Why did the chicken cross the Cariboo Waggon Road? Answers on a postcard please. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Poultry Posse escapades

I hadn’t anticipated a flock of feathered friends when I volunteered at Historic Hat Creek

Why did the chicken cross the Cariboo Waggon Road? Answers on a postcard please. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Poster for Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile' (1978).

The Editor’s Desk: No needles? No Nile

I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt, but a trip there came with a catch

Poster for Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile' (1978).
Back to school, 2021. Photo credit: Pixabay

Victoria Report

Keeping our kids learning and our communities safe no matter what

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
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Letters to the Editor

TELUS responds to a letter that appeared in the Aug. 26 issue

  • Sep 2, 2021
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