Columnists

‘If you were handed a silver bullet…’

Columnist David Zirnhelt sings the praises of the common fence post

  • May 21st, 2018

Column: themes from the 2017 B.C. Flood and Wildfire Report

Columnist Jim Hilton offers an overview of the new fire and flood report’s 14 Strategic Shifts

  • May 20th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Hospital Auxiliary raises money towards ER equipment

Auxiliary president Marlene Connell updates the public on what the group has been up to

  • May 16th, 2018

COLUMN: Building a coastal refinery in B.C. is just ‘common sense’

Coastal refineries would also protect our oceans, writes Black Press chairman David Black

  • May 14th, 2018

Canadian Common Sense

By David Black, Chairman of Black Press and President of Kitimat Clean

  • May 14th, 2018
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The Postmen in Nazko

Column: long-term road planning needed for many areas of the province

Columnist Jim Hilton on the recommendations for Cariboo evacuation routes

  • May 14th, 2018

My story: Annie Gallant’s life journey

Columnist Marian Gillard reveals the life and times of the Observer’s longtime lifestyles editor

  • May 13th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: New climate targets to miss

B.C. has new greenhouse gas target, still no plan to reach it

Many ways to approach xeriscaping your yard

Cleaning up yards and gardening is often high on this list

  • May 12th, 2018

Column: rejuvenating the family ranch

Columnist David Zirnhelt on the constant churn of work at the ranch

  • May 11th, 2018

Column: escaping the Germans, a goat and healing a broken arm

Observer columnist Bert De Vink on his childhood trials and tribulations in the Netherlands

  • May 9th, 2018

Column: what about marketing grass-fed and finished beef?

David Zirnhelt on some lessons about the production of grass-fed beef

  • May 7th, 2018

Column: value-added facility will help keep jobs in B.C.

Columnist Jim Hilton on how dowel-laminated timber could help with use of marginal timber

  • May 6th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Waiting for a secret referendum

John Horgan admits the fix is in on proportional representation

Protein sources and making it available to local communities

Williams Lake may develop a B.C. Meat Centre of Excellence, says columnist David Zirnhelt

  • May 4th, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: How to salvage a pipeline project

Indigenous partnerships may be an antidote to ‘red washing’

Column: sustainability and regenerative agriculture

How “sustainable” is the new biotech future, and can it, will it, be “regenerative”?

  • Apr 28th, 2018

Column: ‘My world fell apart’ – Bert de Vink was seven when his family had to flee Rotterdam

Columnist recalls the day in May 1940 when he had to escape as planes flew overhead and bombs fell

  • Apr 26th, 2018

Column: tracking upper atmosphere contaminants

Smoke from wildfires can travel around the globe, research shows

  • Apr 23rd, 2018