Columnists

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

  • Mar 25, 2019

Dying of embarrassment: Asking for a Naloxone kit in a small B.C. town

Naloxone is free for everyone, amid an opioid overdose epidemic killing thousands

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Forestry Ink: learning about snow fleas

Snow fleas are a sure sign of spring

  • Mar 24, 2019

Column: Our carbon sink complacency

Columnist Jim Hilton discusses carbon sink in his latest column

  • Mar 20, 2019

Harm reduction education: racism and the drug war

The fourth column from the Coalition of Substance Users of the North

  • Mar 19, 2019
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2019 St. Patricks Day Kids 2K Run and Pace and Pint 5K
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Fourth annual Nazko Arts and Music Festival
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B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

How can I be a better economic citizen in the ranching business?

Columnist David Zirnhelt looks at best practices for food suppliers and sustainability

  • Mar 11, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Get up earlier, Americans control your clock too

B.C. must wait for Trump to decide on Daylight Saving Time

COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

Ranch Musings: What home looks like from afar

Regular columnist David Zirnhelt writes to us from Zihuatanejo, Mexico

  • Mar 1, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

Biomass IPPS should have special status

Jim Hilton Observer Contributor I think it is important to compare and…

  • Feb 24, 2019

Zirnhelt: Food chains and cultural handcuffs

David Zirnhelt returns with his regular column

  • Feb 24, 2019

Column: Harm reduction education

Harm reduction is a central piece of our health care system, says CSUN

  • Feb 23, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Ranch Musings: What a wonderful long weekend in Williams Lake

Columnist David Zirnhelt is feeling hopeful after attending the Young Agrarians mixer

  • Feb 16, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out