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Cross country skiiing is one of the many exercises that can ease anxiety. Photo: Pixabay

FITNESS: Exercise best way to beat anxiety and depression

Six per cent of men and 13 per cent of women suffer from anxiety

  • Jan 21, 2022
Cross country skiiing is one of the many exercises that can ease anxiety. Photo: Pixabay
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)
Distancing signs like these became the ‘new normal’ in early 2020. We have no idea what will come next. Photo: Canadian Press

Painful Truth: There’s no normal, new or old

Whatever comes next will feel normal eventually, no matter how strange it is

Distancing signs like these became the ‘new normal’ in early 2020. We have no idea what will come next. Photo: Canadian Press
Jim Hilton.

FOREST INK: Ecotourism in Ancient Boreal forests

Columnist Jim Hilton invites us to explore unique areas in our own backyard

  • Dec 30, 2021
Jim Hilton.
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
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Managing pastures so there is always something left to grow

‘What do we do on the land and in our marketing to survive or thrive?’ David Zirnhelt asks

  • Dec 16, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake </em><em>Tribune</em>.

Forest Ink: Learn from the past to make a better future

The latest column from Jim Hilton

  • Dec 16, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake </em><em>Tribune</em>.
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Keeping farmers in the picture can be one of the solutions to climate change

‘Why is no one talking about farming at COP26?’asks columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Nov 25, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
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
Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: An alarming trend is developing in the wee hours

End of Daylight Saving a good time to replace batteries in smoke, CO detectors

Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: Words by A.Y. Jackson

Submitted by Norma Watt Tickets were limited. Maurice, a fellow art college…

  • Oct 28, 2021
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

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

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)

Column: Breaking down Big Pharma’s vaccine response to COVID-19

Salmon Arm doctor addresses history, efficacy of mRNA vaccines

  • Oct 7, 2021
Salmon Arm’s Dr. Warren Bell looks at the mRNA vaccines being used in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants. (File photo)
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Small businesses deserve support

Those who disagree with provincial mandate shouldn’t take it out on business

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press 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
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 10, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)