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Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Using wood chips in the Cariboo region

Governments of B.C. and Canada and Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) invest in forestry

  • Jun 18, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: How to maximize profits for community forests

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

  • Jun 12, 2022
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

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

FOREST INK: Timber supply reviews are underway in four interior TSAs

Jim Hilton shares highlights from study of 2021 fires on forests, timber supply in B.C.

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

The yearly return of the white, wild Trumpeter Swans a welcome sight

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Jun 4, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)

FOREST INK: Pros and cons of fungi

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

  • May 29, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking this morning and noting the slow progress of spring

Happy spring! Be patient, it is coming.

  • May 29, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

EDITORIAL: Truck Loggers BC magazine offers variety of views on old growth deferrals

764 woodlot licensees may be required to come up with new management plans and inventories

  • May 21, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

New era of sustainability for a B.C. forest company

The latest issue of the Logging and Sawmilling Journal gives an update…

  • May 15, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Takings risks in the business environment a rancher’s challenge

We value the techniques and processes which have served us well in the past

  • May 14, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

Observer editor chasing sports dream in Manitoba

Cassidy Dankochik is moving on to become the sports editor in Steinbach, Man.

Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FORESTRY INK: Forest inventory basics

Do you know how to measure a tree’s height?

  • May 8, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A walk in the park lands

Silent thoughts of spring are often contemplative, wondering if we are aging youthfully

  • May 7, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)