Columnists

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)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RANCH MUSINGS: Small scale meat processors on the ball to prevent Avian flu

Avian Influenza, or bird flu, is being strictly controlled

  • May 1, 2022
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Chilcotin ice songs enjoyed at the cabin

I am constantly amazed at what nature has to offer

  • Apr 30, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Agriculture in the latest UN climate report

World populations are not doing well at curbing greenhouse gases

  • Apr 24, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Managing old growth in the working forest

Old growth forests can be considered in two categories, writes columnist Jim Hilton

  • Apr 23, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Industry harvesting practices to counter the impacts of clearcutting

There are several harvesting practices involving some type of retention

  • Apr 17, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: On the ground with the climate

Flexible strategies as the seasons progress is the key to success

  • Apr 15, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Use old growth deferral period to look at future harvesting options

We need accurate data on our forest inventories

  • Apr 10, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)