Columnists

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

Ecotourism in ancient boreal forests

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

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

FOREST INK: B.C. has the potential for strong composting industry

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Observer each week

  • Dec 19, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Managing pastures so there is always something left to grow

‘What do we do on the land and in our marketing to survive or thrive?’ David Zirnhelt asks

  • Dec 18, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: The upside of down: climate warming

Mild Cariboo fall is allowing more time for fall-like chores on the ranch

  • Dec 12, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Learn from the past to make a better future

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

  • Dec 11, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
The Quesnel Cariboo Observer launched an email newsletter on Dec. 6. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Observer launches email newsletter

Editor Cassidy Dankochik gives the breakdown on the new product

The Quesnel Cariboo Observer launched an email newsletter on Dec. 6. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: COVID and weather events are a double whammy

Forest fires, then COVID, and now floods have been a dramatic wake up call for us all

  • Dec 5, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Private and public funding critical for forest decarbonization

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer each week

  • Dec 4, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)

EDITORIAL: Weather anomalies are not normal

Extreme weather is becoming more and more common

A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)
The Quesnel Kangaroos stand on the blue line during the anthem of their home opener. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Roos game provides splash of hope

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The Quesnel Kangaroos stand on the blue line during the anthem of their home opener. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Air current burners are environment friendly wood waste disposal systems

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

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

RANCH MUSINGS: Keeping farmers in the picture can be one of the solutions to climate change

‘Why is no one talking about farming at COP26?’asks columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Nov 20, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Grassroots involvement in communities can bring needed changes

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

  • Nov 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Climate and forage, a serious challenge and endeavor

Our climate needs us all to be effective to keep our food producing lands viable

  • Nov 13, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FORESTRY INK: New report provides old growth alternative

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

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

How did we almost eliminatesome of our most productive old growth forests

As I was researching information for writing this article, it was apparent…

  • Oct 31, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.