Columnists

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Time to rebrand the word cowboy?

I don’t think Netflix’s Yellowstone series helps raises the positive profile

  • Feb 19, 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: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 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)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Replacing ranch horses with robots, no thanks

Please, a real person for my needs.

  • Feb 12, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Dr. Suzanne Simard of Nelson, a professor of forest ecology at UBC, is the author of Finding the Mother Tree, published in 2021 and slated to be made into a full length film. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

FOREST INK: Making forest policy changes can be painfully slow

Unfortunately it takes time for some to accept a new approach

  • Feb 6, 2022
Dr. Suzanne Simard of Nelson, a professor of forest ecology at UBC, is the author of Finding the Mother Tree, published in 2021 and slated to be made into a full length film. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: ‘Get bigger or get out.’ Really?

Farms adding value capture more revenue

  • Feb 5, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake Tribune. </em>

FOREST INK: Updating forest polices to keep pace with changing times

Columnist Jim Hilton says we may have to do forestry differently in the future

  • Jan 30, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake Tribune. </em>
Regular feedings are a part of winter chores on the ranch. (Photo submitted)

RANCH MUSINGS: Having an attitude of gratitude sustains me on the ranch

I love to stop at the open creek to watch the trumpeter swans feed below the bridge

  • Jan 29, 2022
Regular feedings are a part of winter chores on the ranch. (Photo submitted)
(Chilliwack Progress file)

EDITORIAL: Canadian population more stressed out now than during 2020 lockdowns

There is comfort in knowing that strife challenges us to strive for something better

  • Jan 29, 2022
(Chilliwack Progress file)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking on the bright side

Columnist David Zirnhelt delves into some ranch research

  • Jan 23, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: The wisdom of history

Wisdom, justice, courage and moderation are the basis for a moral and successful life

  • Jan 22, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

COLUMN: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Climate change could be mitigated by Peatland forest mosaics

Peat is one of the main and arguably most important component of the boreal forests

  • Jan 15, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Book reccomendations from the past year

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Observer each week

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

State of the Observer: 2022

Cassidy Dankochik is the Editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)

Despite challenges our Cariboo spirit is strong: MP Todd Doherty

A look back at 2021 and the year ahead

  • Jan 7, 2022
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck