Letters

Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

  • Jun 15, 2019
Louisiana Pacific has announced it is temporarily shutting down its oriented strandboard mill at Fort St. John B.C., while continuing production at its Grande Prairie, Alberta plant. Norbord has announced its 100 Mile House OSB plant is closing indefinitely. (Wikimedia Commons)
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)

B.C. Building Trades, not taxpayers, financed my Red Seal training

Union representative responds to Tom Fletcher’s column

  • Jun 5, 2019
Port Mann Bridge replacement nears completion, August 2012. The province said the Port Mann-Highway 1 project came in on budget, $2.46 billion for the design-build contract, $3.3 billion for the total cost. (TI Corp)
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

  • May 21, 2019
Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster is one of the projects designated for 19 international unions affiliated with the B.C. and Yukon Building Trades Council. (Black Press Media)

People should stop blaming four-legged predators

Editor, I live at Tibbles Lake, have so for 40 years. We…

  • May 18, 2019
Letter: Waiting until the bulldozers start work on AR1 is the wrong time to get concerned

Letter: Waiting until the bulldozers start work on AR1 is the wrong time to get concerned

Editor, To anyone concerned regarding the “proposed” AR1 (north-south interconnector) as being…

  • Apr 26, 2019
Letter: Waiting until the bulldozers start work on AR1 is the wrong time to get concerned
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming at a funding announcement for new school playground equipment, March 2019. (B.C. government)

Building a better learning environment for B.C. students

Minister’s message for Education Week, April 23-27

  • Apr 20, 2019
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming at a funding announcement for new school playground equipment, March 2019. (B.C. government)
Letter: Concerned about options considered for caribou recovery

Letter: Concerned about options considered for caribou recovery

“The exploding wolf population is the cause of the depleting caribou and moose herds,” writes Frank Dorsey

  • Apr 19, 2019
Letter: Concerned about options considered for caribou recovery
Letter to Editor: I hope ministry representatives did not come to our communities just to put a check mark in a box

Letter to Editor: I hope ministry representatives did not come to our communities just to put a check mark in a box

Letter writer, Roberta Willsie, discusses the latest Caribou Community Engagement session in Quesnel

  • Apr 16, 2019
Letter to Editor: I hope ministry representatives did not come to our communities just to put a check mark in a box
LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties

LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties

Ingrid Rice is a cartoonist who lives in North Vancouver

  • Apr 15, 2019
LETTER: B.C.’s speculation tax is a wealth tax when it comes to second properties
Lawnchair Travel Flight Crew thanks community after successful season

Lawnchair Travel Flight Crew thanks community after successful season

This was the fifth year for the Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel series

  • Apr 15, 2019
Lawnchair Travel Flight Crew thanks community after successful season
Volunteers lift communities

Volunteers lift communities

Canadian Cancer Society thanks Quesnel volunteers

  • Apr 13, 2019
Volunteers lift communities
CSUN hosting event in Quesnel for National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

CSUN hosting event in Quesnel for National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

“We all need to raise our voices,” says Coalition of Substance Users of the North

  • Apr 13, 2019
CSUN hosting event in Quesnel for National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis
Letter: A wrong decision on caribou recovery has potential to wreak havoc

Letter: A wrong decision on caribou recovery has potential to wreak havoc

An open letter to Premier John Horgan, Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson and members of the Legislature

  • Apr 10, 2019
Letter: A wrong decision on caribou recovery has potential to wreak havoc
Dokie Ridge wind farm near Chetwynd B.C. in 2010. B.C.’s existing wind energy is mostly near the Peace River dams in northeastern B.C. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Student demand to stop carbon fuel use can’t be achieved

Nuclear power is the only technology that would do it quickly

  • Apr 2, 2019
Dokie Ridge wind farm near Chetwynd B.C. in 2010. B.C.’s existing wind energy is mostly near the Peace River dams in northeastern B.C. (Black Press files)
Letter: If only we could learn to accept and respect everyone for who and what they are

Letter: If only we could learn to accept and respect everyone for who and what they are

Editor, I feel very, very fortunate to have been born in British…

  • Mar 30, 2019
Letter: If only we could learn to accept and respect everyone for who and what they are
North Cariboo Metis Association stands behind Wet’suwet’en Nation

North Cariboo Metis Association stands behind Wet’suwet’en Nation

Editor, The North Cariboo Metis Association would like to voice our solidarity…

  • Mar 20, 2019
North Cariboo Metis Association stands behind Wet’suwet’en Nation
Charter protection needed for rural Canadians

Charter protection needed for rural Canadians

Writer on ICBC “relief” for rural rates, and says lack of protection means subsidizing urban voters.

  • Feb 20, 2019
Charter protection needed for rural Canadians
Team Waffle — Brady Waffle, Dave Vatamaniuck, Mike Pagurut and Eric Eriksson — thanks the community after the 2019 B.C. Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. File photo

Quesnel curlers thank the community

“The event was the best that it could have been,” Team Waffle says about the curling provincials

  • Feb 19, 2019
Team Waffle — Brady Waffle, Dave Vatamaniuck, Mike Pagurut and Eric Eriksson — thanks the community after the 2019 B.C. Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. File photo

Light up the north

David A. Law says streetlights are needed on Maple Drive in Quesnel

  • Feb 17, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

LETTER: Fletcher forgets B.C. Liberals’ ‘weasel party’ at legislature

Salary escalation occurred under Gordon Campbell’s watch

  • Feb 12, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson and MLAs at the B.C. legislature. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)