Opinion

The Vimy Ridge monument in France, March 1983. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Dulce et decorum est

A visit to the Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge is a reminder of the horrors of war

The Vimy Ridge monument in France, March 1983. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Desert Hills pumpkin patch, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden

The Editor’s Desk: Technology in a pumpkin patch

Peace and quiet and pumpkins can go a long way in a busy world

Desert Hills pumpkin patch, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

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Lytton, pictured here in 1863, is one of the oldest communities in the province, with a wealth of history. (Photo credit: Lytton Museum)

Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the need for the restoration of Lytton to begin

  • Oct 14, 2021
Lytton, pictured here in 1863, is one of the oldest communities in the province, with a wealth of history. (Photo credit: Lytton Museum)
The <em>Journal</em> cat takes up a cautious stance just inside the back door of the office on Oct. 13, 2021, and stays long enough to be photographed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: The cat came back

A frequent visitor to the Journal office keeps himself to himself

The <em>Journal</em> cat takes up a cautious stance just inside the back door of the office on Oct. 13, 2021, and stays long enough to be photographed. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
BC FireSmart logo, no date

Time to get smart about fire prevention

Municipalities and homeowners need to play their part in mitigating fire risks

  • Oct 7, 2021
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Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (front row, second from r) with other members of the Liberal caucus on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Efforts toward reconciliation must be made every day of the year

Victoria Report by Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart

  • Oct 7, 2021
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (front row, second from r) with other members of the Liberal caucus on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo credit: Submitted)
The 1861 roadhouse at Historic Hat Creek, which some people believe to be haunted. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: A Hat Creek ghost story

An occurrence at Historic Hat Creek inspires a little pre-Halloween ghost story

The 1861 roadhouse at Historic Hat Creek, which some people believe to be haunted. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about government silence regarding the future of Lytton

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Wristwatch, no date, PxHere

The Editor’s Desk: When time stands still

Traditional watches might be on the way out in some quarters, but I’m lost without mine

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Fall is here, and Bernard the hungry bruin would like a word or two. (Photo credit: Stock image)

The Editor’s Desk: Falling into autumn

It’s that time of year again, because that’s how seasons work

Fall is here, and Bernard the hungry bruin would like a word or two. (Photo credit: Stock image)
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The 500 block of Fraser Street, Lytton (back, right) seen from Main Street, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

It’s been 75 days, and Lytton residents are looking for answers

A Lytton resident speaks about frustration and concerns regarding the future of the town

  • Sep 15, 2021
The 500 block of Fraser Street, Lytton (back, right) seen from Main Street, July 9, 2021. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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Letters to the Editor

A reader writes about the TELUS response in Spences Bridge

  • Sep 15, 2021
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