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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Readers write about sacred memories at the Ashcroft Slough and the need to work together

  • Nov 17, 2020
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Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: The raccoon whisperer

The Internet can be a wonderful place when good people use it with kindness

Jim Blackwood, the Raccoon Whisperer, mobbed by raccoons on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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Internet giants threaten local news outlets

A level playing field is necessary to preserve local journalism

  • Nov 12, 2020
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The Editor’s Desk: Time not well spent

If you had four years as the world’s most powerful person, what would you do to benefit others?

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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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OPINION: Biggest threat facing wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada

‘Only Canada allows the farming of Atlantic salmon on the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon’

  • Nov 6, 2020
FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)
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Readers about old friends, the Ashcroft Slough, and rural Internet access

  • Nov 3, 2020
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An image from the 2018 documentary <em>They Shall Not Grow Old</em>, which cleaned and restored century-old film footage to show World War I and those who fought in it in a new light. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: They shall not grow old

Giving names and voices to soldiers from the past bridges the year between them and us

An image from the 2018 documentary <em>They Shall Not Grow Old</em>, which cleaned and restored century-old film footage to show World War I and those who fought in it in a new light. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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Get your COVID-19 bubble vaccinated against influenza this year

The flu shot is one tool in the tool box to help protect yourself and others

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during <em>The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad</em>, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Quite the wild weekend

It was earlier than expected, dramatic, and much-discussed (and there was an election as well)

Ichabod Crane meets a ‘ghost’ in Sleepy Hollow during <em>The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad</em>, 1949. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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Can the Greens and the NDP get along with each other?

  • Oct 21, 2020
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The Editor’s Desk: Library to the rescue

Do you still think libraries are all about books, and nothing else? Think again

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Readers can handle the truth

Newspapers seek truth and report it every day

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Election excitemezzzzzz

The provincial election campaign has been something of a snooze until now

Voting sign in Ashcroft, May 2017. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
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A reader writes about the need for safe, legal access to the Ashcroft Slough

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Readers write about challenges facing Spences Bridge and the Ashcroft Terminal working group

  • Oct 7, 2020
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