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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about a public hearing in Ashcroft and racism in Canada

  • Jun 10, 2020
Letters to the Editor
Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19

Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart congratulates the grad class of 2020 on a remarkable achievment

  • Jun 4, 2020
Victoria Report: Graduating during COVID-19
The garden at the Journal office, May 2020. Not pictured: dead cactus. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: In search of lost time

A tiny tomato provides a small moment of joy as it evokes happy memories

The garden at the Journal office, May 2020. Not pictured: dead cactus. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020
A view of Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and surroundings near Smithers, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The trail makes for a bracing hike to Crater Lake (unseen). THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining

The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining

Stories — some of which might even be true — of people making the best of bad pandemic situations

The Editor’s Desk: There’s always a silver lining
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP

Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP

Brad Vis invites constituents who oppose the proposed ban to contact his office

  • May 20, 2020
Proposed firearms ban an abuse of government power, says MP
The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful

The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful

Let’s not Monday morning quarterback the coronavirus pandemic while the game is still being played

The Editor’s Desk: Hindsight is wonderful
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)

Our species to save: Use this time to learn more about Canada’s endangered animals

We share our country with about 80,000 known wild species, 800 of them are endangered

  • May 15, 2020
A Blanding’s turtle (Gabrielle Fortin/Contributed)
The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history

The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history

For 125 years, the Journal has preserved events big (but mostly small) for posterity

The Editor’s Desk: Being a part of history
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers write about health care professionals and the need for caution

  • May 13, 2020
Letters to the Editor
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
Flooding and flood defences at the Cache Creek fire hall, April 21, 2020. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)

Victoria Report: Cache Creek remains resilient through floods

by Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart As the spring melts begin, the people…

  • May 6, 2020
Flooding and flood defences at the Cache Creek fire hall, April 21, 2020. (Photo credit: Gary Winslow)
The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope

The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope

It started harmlessly enough, with pulling a few weeds, and then it just grew

The Editor’s Desk: A slippery garden slope
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
Is 1938’s ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ a perfect film? If not, it comes awfully close. (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: Welcome to Sherwood

Is 1938’s ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ the perfect movie?

Is 1938’s ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ a perfect film? If not, it comes awfully close. (Photo credit: Stock image)