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According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
UBC has recently acquired one of the world’s rarest and most important books, a First Folio from 1623 containing 36 of the 38 plays by William Shakespeare. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Editor’s Desk: A happy winter’s tale

All’s well that ends well, as UBC acquires a long-sought rarity: a Shakespeare First Folio from 1623

UBC has recently acquired one of the world’s rarest and most important books, a First Folio from 1623 containing 36 of the 38 plays by William Shakespeare. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Restoring a healthy planet is crucial to everyone

We have the opportunity to build toward a greater good — a thriving world

  • Jan 19, 2022
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
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Letters to the Editor

Readers write about generous communities, climate change, the kindness of strangers, and the TNRD

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Nice people being nice and doing nice things for others: the cast of the TV show <em>Call the Midwife</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: Sunday night niceness

In a world full of nasty, nice is something to be celebrated

Nice people being nice and doing nice things for others: the cast of the TV show <em>Call the Midwife</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(from l) Baking brigade organizers Jan Morrison, Jackie Berkey, Sue Peters, and Darlene Daily with some of the many baked goods donated by local residents for evacuees staying in Cache Creek (not pictured: volunteer Maggie Hillyard). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart praises the many ‘local heroes’ of 2021

By Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart Looking back on 2021, it is difficult…

  • Jan 5, 2022
(from l) Baking brigade organizers Jan Morrison, Jackie Berkey, Sue Peters, and Darlene Daily with some of the many baked goods donated by local residents for evacuees staying in Cache Creek (not pictured: volunteer Maggie Hillyard). (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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A reader writes about the passing of a long-time local resident

  • Jan 5, 2022
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The Editor’s Desk: They can’t take that away

The passing of beloved actress Betty White was a blow, but she left many happy memories

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A reader writes to thank those who helped avert what could have been a disaster

  • Dec 29, 2021
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Six months after most of Lytton burned to the ground, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: A resolution worth keeping

With a new year upon us, resolve to demand action when it comes to helping rural communities

Six months after most of Lytton burned to the ground, there has been a lot of talk, but not much action. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
J. Carrol Naish in the Academy Award-winning 1945 film <em>Star in the Night</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: A short Christmas gem

The Oscar-winning short film ‘Star in the Night’ is a beautiful Christmas treat

J. Carrol Naish in the Academy Award-winning 1945 film <em>Star in the Night</em>. (Photo credit: YouTube)
Frank Caputo, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Looking forward to 2022 with hope and optimism

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo looks ahead to the New Year

  • Dec 22, 2021
Frank Caputo, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The best of times, the worst of times

During these tumultuous times, it is easy to forget how blessed we truly are

  • Dec 22, 2021
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Be honest, is your reaction to this photo a) delicious!, b) yech!, or c) take them away because I can’t stand even looking at them? (Photo credit: Pixabay)

The Editor’s Desk: Snagging the perfect sprout

When it comes to the humble brussels sprout, the Brits don’t mess about. They mean business.

Be honest, is your reaction to this photo a) delicious!, b) yech!, or c) take them away because I can’t stand even looking at them? (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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Readers write about a kind welcome and the need for a province-wide public bus system

  • Dec 15, 2021
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