Opinion

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Where is the future of ranching?

One way of advancing lower cost of production is by shortening the winter feeding season

  • Oct 1, 2023
St. Joseph's Mission (also known as Williams Lake or Cariboo Residential School) was opened by Roman Catholic missionaries in 1891. In 1902 nine boys ran away from the school, one of them dying of exposure. In 1920, nine boys ate poisonous water hemlock in what parents believed to be a response to discipline at the school. One of these boys died. The school closed in 1981. (Photo from the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, UBC)

Tsq’escen’ residential school survivors remember St. Joseph’s Mission

A letter from residential school survivors on Orange Shirt Day

  • Sep 30, 2023
One of the few places where pumpkin spice is accceptable. (Photo credit: Wallpaper Flare)

The Editor’s Desk: Fall is the most wonderful time of the year

The only bad thing to say about fall is that we’ve now reached pumpkin spice overload

A portrait of the author as a young girl, third from right in the yellow dress, at Harry Eburne Elementary School in Richmond <em>c.</em> 1973. School supplies not included. (Photo credit: Facebook)

The Editor’s Desk: The bliss of back to school supplies

Few things are more full of promise than a pristine set of back to school supplies

A portrait of the author as a young girl, third from right in the yellow dress, at Harry Eburne Elementary School in Richmond <em>c.</em> 1973. School supplies not included. (Photo credit: Facebook)
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Evening sail in colour (Photo by: John Enman)
Evening sail in colour (Photo by: John Enman)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for Black Press Media. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

This approach could be a window of opportunity to consider other options to mill closures

  • Sep 17, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for Black Press Media. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: A new way forward for managing our inland rainforest

Taking a more measured look at forestry in these special ecosystems we have next in our backyard

  • Sep 10, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Sorting out science behind policy

Who can develop and analyse the findings of the background studies on watersheds?

  • Sep 10, 2023
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 8, 2023
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
1955 Rolleiflex TLR purchased recently by John (Photo cropped by: John Enman)

COLUMN: Shooting with a TLR film camera

This past week I purchased a 1955 Rolleiflex TLR and decided to put a roll of film through it

  • Sep 8, 2023
1955 Rolleiflex TLR purchased recently by John (Photo cropped by: John Enman)
(Black Press file photo)

WOLF: B.C. letter grade debate gets high marks for provoking thought

COLUMN: All districts now use proficiency scale through Grade 9

(Black Press file photo)
Ah, the good old days before seatbelt use became mandatory, and people were free to end up like the dummies in the simulation above (yes, there is a dummy in the front seat as well). (Photo credit: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/YouTube)

The Editor’s Desk: The good old days?

The past wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the present isn’t so bad

Ah, the good old days before seatbelt use became mandatory, and people were free to end up like the dummies in the simulation above (yes, there is a dummy in the front seat as well). (Photo credit: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/YouTube)
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

OPINION: Back-to-school, don’t miss it

School days go faster than you think

Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Free Press

FOREST INK: What can B.C. learn from Finnish forestry practices?

We need adequate protection zones in the adjacent forests

  • Sep 3, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Free Press
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)

SHARE THE ROAD: Two-wheel drive bicycle for sandy Sahara

A strange bicycle helped one man cross some sandy sections

  • Aug 27, 2023
Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)
FILE – RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

OPINION: A flawed investigative body fails to curb RCMP sexual misconduct

By: Jason Walker, Associate Professor & Program Director, Adler University Workplace violence…

  • Aug 20, 2023
FILE – RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)