Columnists

British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

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

RANCH MUSINGS: Drier weather good for calving season

We are currently in the midst of our calving season. This dry…

  • May 9, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: A year to remember for lumber prices

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

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Beef industry sustainability and the carbon footprint

Figures from 2009 show that 10 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gases came from agricultural sources

  • May 2, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Creating Ethanol from residual wood fibre

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 Observer.
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Reaction to opinions on reactors

Jim Hilton takes another look at nuclear power’s potential

  • Apr 25, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Canucks outbreak provides lesson, warning for workplaces

The Vancouver Canucks’ COVID-19 issues may have sent a warning to the public

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Electric trucks could benefit logging industry

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Observer every week.

  • Apr 18, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Columnist David Zirnhelt’s grandsons practice some fun roping on his granddaughter at the family ranch. (David ZIrnhelt photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RANCH MUSINGS: Roping, is that an essential skill for a ranch hand?

We all know someone who has had a digit reducing accident while roping

  • Apr 18, 2021
Columnist David Zirnhelt’s grandsons practice some fun roping on his granddaughter at the family ranch. (David ZIrnhelt photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Registered Nurse, Teresa Friesen immunizes Dunrovin resident, Richard Brophy. Resident’s at the home were the first in Quesnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines. (Submitted Photo)

COLUMN: Vaccine floodgates should be opened

This editor’s column first appeared in the April 14 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Registered Nurse, Teresa Friesen immunizes Dunrovin resident, Richard Brophy. Resident’s at the home were the first in Quesnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines. (Submitted Photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: This is the ‘mothering season’ on most ranches

For me and my wife, this week started with our first two calves

  • Apr 11, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has penned a new book titled Value(s): Building A Better World For All. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

FOREST INK: Carney book deals with three big issues

Mark Carney’s book tackles COVID, credit and climate crises

  • Apr 10, 2021
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has penned a new book titled Value(s): Building A Better World For All. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
The Riverwalk trail is a great asset for Quesnel - Cassidy Dankochik. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Hoofin’ it and enjoying it in Quesnel

Cassidy Dankochik’s column from the April 14 edition of the Observer

The Riverwalk trail is a great asset for Quesnel - Cassidy Dankochik. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Changing seasons give us opportunities to see and feel our surroundings

It is not just the viewscape we enjoy from our places, but the near view when we look closely

  • Apr 4, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Finding inspiration through tragedy

Jim Hilton examines the story of Daniela Garcia Palomer

  • Apr 3, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at the Legislature in Victoria, Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Stop playing COVID-19 blame game

Government communications should be clear and concise

Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at the Legislature in Victoria, Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Trends and opportunities for agriculture land owners

Farm and ranch leadership in the Cariboo has been doing some strategic…

  • Mar 28, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FORESTRY INK: The potential of nuclear power

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

  • Mar 27, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.