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Volunteers outside The Packing House in Spences Bridge take a well-deserved break after providing meals for dozens of fire personnel based in the community who are tackling the Lytton Creek fire. (Photo credit: Steve Rice/Facebook)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes to thank the volunteers feeding firefighters in Spences Bridge

  • Jul 8, 2021
Volunteers outside The Packing House in Spences Bridge take a well-deserved break after providing meals for dozens of fire personnel based in the community who are tackling the Lytton Creek fire. (Photo credit: Steve Rice/Facebook)
The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Where the rivers meet

Lytton is the beating heart of the Nlaka’pamux nation

The confluence of the Thompson (at bottom) and Fraser Rivers in Lytton. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: The dog days of summer

Why you should leave Fido at home in hot weather, as told by an expert

‘A car trip? Usually I’d say hot diggety dog, but right now it’s just hot dog, and that’s no fun.’ (Photo credit: Stock image)
You might laugh, but unsafe vehicle loads are no joke. (Photo credit: Stock image)

Drivesmart column: Not securing your load could cost you big

If you do not adequately secure items you’re transporting, it can spell trouble for you and others

  • Jun 24, 2021
You might laugh, but unsafe vehicle loads are no joke. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)

The Editor’s Desk: The good old days?

Sometimes those ‘golden days’ of years gone by aren’t as golden as we think they were

Library card catalogues: how do I miss thee? Let me count the ways … well, that didn’t take very long. (Photo credit: Ted Eytan/<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/22526649@N03/5466788868</a>)
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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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A reader writes about an action plan for an ailing forest

  • Jun 16, 2021
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‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The life of a rock star

Cache Creek’s Jade Boulder checks in with a guest editorial

‘I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.’ Jade Boulder is back on display at the Cariboo Jade Shop, this time inside the store. (Photo credit: Babara Roden)
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A reader writes about the continuing impact of residential schools

  • Jun 9, 2021
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New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay

The Editor’s Desk: Getting back to normal

COVID-19 restrictions are set to start loosening; take this quiz to find out how you’ll do

New normal graphic, 2021. Photo credit: geralt/Pixabay
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A reader writes about the heartbreaking discovery at the Kamloops Residential School

  • Jun 2, 2021
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A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)

Our View: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of the former residential school. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)

The Editor’s Desk: No change, no growth

Change can be frightening, but without it we stagnate

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’ (1844) by J.M.W. Turner shows a change — the coming of the railways — that angered and frightened many in the early years of the 19th century. (Photo credit: National Gallery)
A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)

The Editor’s Desk: Calling all collectors

Do you have something you love to collect? Share your passion with others while you can

A near-mint condition 1933 Babe Ruth baseball card that was owned by Dr. Thomas Newman could shatter auction records next month. (Photo credit: Memory Lane, Inc./Handout via REUTERS)
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An amputee highlights the importance of farm safety

  • May 19, 2021
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Oh, the places you’ll go!

What was science fiction until recently now allows us all to be armchair travellers

Beneath a watchful eye, troops and guests mass in Moscow’s Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2021. I was there (sort of) thanks to the wonders of technology. (Photo credit: YouTube)
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A reader writes with thanks from the Ashcroft and District Hospice Society

  • May 12, 2021
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