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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates a touchdown during a 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. Kelce’s fledgling romance with pop superstar Taylor Swift has ‘Swifties’ becoming fans of Kelce and the Chiefs. Andrew Mather, Kansas City Chiefs

THE MOJ: Taylor give football fandom a Swift kick south of the border

Plenty to talk about in the sports world during this, the most wonderful time of the year

You can’t be a jerk in a small town. (Image: RNE Stock Project via Pixels)

COLUMN: You can’t be a jerk in a small town

Unless you’re okay with your mother finding out

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for Black Press Media. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Control forest fires, create jobs by adding hardwood industry

Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

  • Sep 23, 2023
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)

THE MOJ: Lions clinch playoff berth win 37-29 win in Edmonton

B.C. Defence registers 7 sacks in the game

  • Sep 23, 2023
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Sorting out science behind policy

Who can develop and analyse the findings of the background studies on watersheds?

  • Sep 20, 2023
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS

THE MOJ: Lions epic comeback over Redblacks can’t hide their shortcomings

Plus thoughts on leadership featuring Mike Babcock and Coach Prime

Lucky Whitehead of the B.C. Lions hauls in the game winning touchdown against the Ottawa Redblacks while Ottawa’s Brandin Dandridge can only watch. Steven Chang photo, BC LIONS
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for Black Press Media. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Develop a national strategy to salvage wood burned in wildfires

This approach could be a window of opportunity to consider other options to mill closures

  • Sep 17, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for Black Press Media. (File photo)
The Quesnel Food Drive loaded down a trailer with generous donations of food and other essentials. (Anita Higdon photo)

LETTER: On the doorstep of food drive

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive approaching Sept. 18-20

The Quesnel Food Drive loaded down a trailer with generous donations of food and other essentials. (Anita Higdon photo)
A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime

THE MOJ: Sometimes the critics need to think before they speak

‘Rourke for Rodgers’, ‘Michaels too old’ are a pair of narratives that need to die

A couple of errors by Al Michaels during Thursday Night Football created some backlash on social media. photo courtesy of Amazon Prime
Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams

THE MOJ: Seahawks need to turn it around fast after shockingly weak opener

Nothing shocked me more than Sunday’s performance from B.C.’s favourite NFL team

Aaron Donald (98) and the Los Angeles Rams swallowed up the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle winning by a 30-13 margin. photo courtesy Brevin Townsell, L.A. Rams
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: A new way forward for managing our inland rainforest

Taking a more measured look at forestry in these special ecosystems we have next in our backyard

  • Sep 10, 2023
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Sorting out science behind policy

Who can develop and analyse the findings of the background studies on watersheds?

  • Sep 10, 2023
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 8, 2023
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Defensive back Brian Branch of the Detroit Lions runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City. The Lions beat the Chiefs 21-20 in the NFL season-opener on Thursday night. Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen / Detroit Lions.

THE MOJ: 10 burning questions answered as NFL season finally upon us

Everything you need to know about what’s about to unfold on the gridiron south of the border

Defensive back Brian Branch of the Detroit Lions runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City. The Lions beat the Chiefs 21-20 in the NFL season-opener on Thursday night. Photo courtesy Jeff Nguyen / Detroit Lions.
1955 Rolleiflex TLR purchased recently by John (Photo cropped by: John Enman)

COLUMN: Shooting with a TLR film camera

This past week I purchased a 1955 Rolleiflex TLR and decided to put a roll of film through it

  • Sep 8, 2023
1955 Rolleiflex TLR purchased recently by John (Photo cropped by: John Enman)
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
Lions running back Smoke Mizzell celebrates his seven-yard touchdown run with teammates Keon Hatcher (left) and Jevon Cottoy (right). The touchdown sealed the Lions 34-25 win against the Alouettes in Montreal on Friday. Photo by Steven Chang

THE MOJ: Victory over Als the right win at the right time for B.C.

Effort flushes concerns Lions headed for a tailspin, puts them in good shape for stretch drive

Lions running back Smoke Mizzell celebrates his seven-yard touchdown run with teammates Keon Hatcher (left) and Jevon Cottoy (right). The touchdown sealed the Lions 34-25 win against the Alouettes in Montreal on Friday. Photo by Steven Chang
Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)

OPINION: Back-to-school, don’t miss it

School days go faster than you think

Classroom chairs (Pixabay photo)