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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,

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

FOREST INK: Public can learn to co-exist with bears

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking on the land when pressure is on

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 16, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Working with nature’s resiliency

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Oct 9, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Matching cattle to available feed

However selling early means the cattle have to come in off the range, writes David Zirnhelt

  • Oct 2, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Fall marks the return of Quesnel civic meetings

Quesnel Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik notes the schedule for Quesnel meetings

(Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Wildfire prevention in an American town

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Here we go into the alpine

David Zirnhelt describes the joy he feels when getting into an alpine area of the Cariboo

  • Sep 25, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File 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 19, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Another reason to head to the library

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Some options to consider for future wildfire programs

The activities to address this damage is covered by the Wildfire Act and Regulations

  • Sep 12, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 11, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Quesnel Observer candidate questionnaires a good tool for voters

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Tatlayoko Lake rec site strikes good balance

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer each week

  • Sep 5, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
The Quesnel Junior School strings section. The return of extra-curricular activities is something Cassidy Dankochik says most students should look forward too. (Submitted photo)

COLUMN: Reminiscing on the return of extra-curriculars to schools

Cassidy Dankochik is the Editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The Quesnel Junior School strings section. The return of extra-curricular activities is something Cassidy Dankochik says most students should look forward too. (Submitted photo)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

FOREST INK: Wild fire guards should be part of urban planning

No one knows this better than the people responsible for the maintenance of BC Hydro power right of ways

  • Aug 29, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

COLUMN: Another year, another election

Quesnel voters are set to elect a federal representitve on Sept. 20