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One ship to save Canada’s Arctic

One ship to save Canada’s Arctic

MP Todd Doherty believes the brave men and women of our Canadian Coast Guard deserve better

  • Jan 25, 2019
One ship to save Canada’s Arctic
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Jan 20, 2019
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Snow rolls and snow balls on a frozen lake in the Chilcotin.                                 Jim Hilton photo

Column: The destructive and creative nature of snow

Columnist Jim Hilton writes about the impact of snow accumulation

  • Jan 20, 2019
Snow rolls and snow balls on a frozen lake in the Chilcotin.                                 Jim Hilton photo
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West Quesnel confrontation
B.C. health officials prepare for vaccine rollout early next year
China, Iran, Russia targeted us in Canada: victims
NDP say child-care plan must be backed with cash
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver announce rate reduction for Canadian citizens paying new property tax on homes empty six months of the year or more. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver announce rate reduction for Canadian citizens paying new property tax on homes empty six months of the year or more. (Black Press files)
Alexander Joseph (second from left) travelled from Lake Babine Nation, one of 20 communities supporting the Coastal GasLink pipeline, to join the blockade near Morice River bridge. He told a Canadian Press reporter he was protesting because of residential schools. (Lorinda Campbell/Facebook)

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

Alexander Joseph (second from left) travelled from Lake Babine Nation, one of 20 communities supporting the Coastal GasLink pipeline, to join the blockade near Morice River bridge. He told a Canadian Press reporter he was protesting because of residential schools. (Lorinda Campbell/Facebook)
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Column: time to reflect on what really is important

The gift of having land and animals in your care

  • Jan 12, 2019
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My story: arts champion Colleen Brines, Part 2

My story: arts champion Colleen Brines, Part 2

Columnist Marian Gillard tells Colleen’s story in the final instalment of this two-part column

  • Jan 11, 2019
My story: arts champion Colleen Brines, Part 2
COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

Taking care of business is no one’s business but your own

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?
Outside activists bring in supplies for salmon farm protesters occupying federally licensed aquaculture operation at Midsummer Island, fall 2017. A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued an injunction in December 2017, citing interference with operations and refusal to meet with operators. (Marine Harvest photo)

B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

Outside activists bring in supplies for salmon farm protesters occupying federally licensed aquaculture operation at Midsummer Island, fall 2017. A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued an injunction in December 2017, citing interference with operations and refusal to meet with operators. (Marine Harvest photo)
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Column: hopes for the new year, beyond dirt

Columnist David Zirnhelt has a healthy respect for soil

  • Jan 5, 2019
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Oversized logs that will end up in a specialty mill. Jim Hilton photo

Column: The evolution of wood fibre flow in B.C.

Columnist Jim Hilton talks the open movement concept for forest fibre

  • Jan 4, 2019
Oversized logs that will end up in a specialty mill. Jim Hilton photo
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Column: The critters work all winter

Columnist David Zirnhelt on the incredible work of tiny bugs to create soil

  • Jan 4, 2019
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IntergrityBC’s Dermod Travis. File photo

Column: Resolutions to make 2019 B.C.’s year of transparency

Columnist Dermod Travis proposes a few New Year’s resolutions for B.C.’s political class

  • Dec 31, 2018
IntergrityBC’s Dermod Travis. File photo
Column: PR referendum outcome – the issue of voter empowerment remains

Column: PR referendum outcome – the issue of voter empowerment remains

Is this the end of electoral reform in B.C.?

  • Dec 30, 2018
Column: PR referendum outcome – the issue of voter empowerment remains
B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan autograph a copy of the ‘CleanBC’ plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades, Vancouver cabinet office, Dec. 5, 2018. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: For 2019, wishful thinking replaces evidence

‘CleanBC’ recycled strategies and gestures don’t help environment

B.C. Green leader Andrew Weaver and Premier John Horgan autograph a copy of the ‘CleanBC’ plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades, Vancouver cabinet office, Dec. 5, 2018. (B.C. government)
Dermod Travis. File photo

Culture of entitlement at B.C. legislature keeps going and going

It would seem Animal House has closed at the B.C. legislature in…

  • Dec 29, 2018
Dermod Travis. File photo
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Column: dealing more efficiently with forest fibre in B.C.

Columnist Jim Hilton says we need to rethink the Timber Supply Areas approach

  • Dec 28, 2018
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Colleen Brines is a former Quesnel educator and lover of the arts.                                 Marian Gillard photo

My story: former teacher and arts lover Colleen Brines

Regular columnist Marian Gillard tells Colleen’s story in the first of this two-part column

  • Dec 26, 2018
Colleen Brines is a former Quesnel educator and lover of the arts.                                 Marian Gillard photo
Discarded Christmas trees sit in a pile awaiting shreading and composting. File photo/Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Three lessons about nature from your old Christmas tree

A discarded Christmas tree can enrich your backyard ecosystem

  • Dec 26, 2018
Discarded Christmas trees sit in a pile awaiting shreading and composting. File photo/Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
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Column: two places to store water as protection against changing climate

Columnist David Zirnhelt offers some ideas for water conservation

  • Dec 22, 2018
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