Columnists

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.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: Reconciling life on the land

BC Cattlemens has a committee focused on rebuilding the relationship with neighbouring First Nations

  • Oct 30, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: Fall fray to feast on the colours

The idea of sufficient rest and reflection, drive us to do different things

  • Oct 23, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

FOREST INK: Public can learn to co-exist with bears

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

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking on the land when pressure is on

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 16, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)