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Ranchers and farmers affected by the flooding in November 2021 are facing an uncertain future. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

Victoria Report: Ranchers and farmers urgently need support

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart highlights the challenges facing agriculture in our region

  • Feb 10, 2022
Ranchers and farmers affected by the flooding in November 2021 are facing an uncertain future. (Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
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World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
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Consuelo Vanderbilt in a portrait on display at Blenheim Palace, where she lived for several years as the ninth Duchess of Marlborough. The picture was taken by the author in 1983, and does not appear to be online, so the artist is unknown. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: An empty gilded age

A TV series set among the very rich in American high society looks glorious but has no heart or soul

Consuelo Vanderbilt in a portrait on display at Blenheim Palace, where she lived for several years as the ninth Duchess of Marlborough. The picture was taken by the author in 1983, and does not appear to be online, so the artist is unknown. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)

FRASER INSTITUTE: 60% of Grade 10 students in B.C. not proficient in math

‘Simply put, to know how to improve, you must know how you’re doing’

  • Feb 1, 2022
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about unrealistic climate goals

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Visitors on the gantry above the Challenger Relief Map in the newly-constructed BC Building at Hastings Park c. 1954. (Photo credit: City of Vancouver Archives)

The Editor’s Desk: A majestic, monumental map

Plans are afoot to put the Challenger Relief Map back on display, after 25 years in storage

Visitors on the gantry above the Challenger Relief Map in the newly-constructed BC Building at Hastings Park c. 1954. (Photo credit: City of Vancouver Archives)
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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Letters to the Editor

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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Letters to the Editor

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)