Opinion

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

FOREST INK: Sustainability of community and urban forests

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

  • Aug 13, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Sharing the risk of ranch business decisions

Enjoying the teamwork is the watchword of a happy farming and ranching business and lifestyle

  • Aug 7, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: A sustainable planet through global forests

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

  • Aug 6, 2022
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Guests on the Rocky Mountaineer receive waves goodbye as the train departs Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Letter to the editor: Hospitality and the Rocky Mountaineer

Texan has a brief but enjoyable visit in Quesnel

  • Jul 31, 2022
Guests on the Rocky Mountaineer receive waves goodbye as the train departs Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)

FOREST INK: Drought results in bumper cone crop

Some tops were so loaded that they actually broke due to the extra weight

Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ceal Tingley Memorial Park was renamed Lhtako Dene Park on National Indigenous Peoples Day last month. (Quesnel Observer photo)

LETTER: City council shouldn’t change name of Ceal Tingley Park

Send letters to the editor at editor@quesnelobserver.com

  • Jul 24, 2022
Ceal Tingley Memorial Park was renamed Lhtako Dene Park on National Indigenous Peoples Day last month. (Quesnel Observer photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Pests or just another farmer?

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

  • Jul 24, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: To hay or not to hay?

Haymaking business is nerve-wracking

  • Jul 23, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Stand-up paddle boarders enjoy some time out on the water at Ten Mile Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Safety around the water during National Drowning Prevention Week

The Lifesaving Society will be educating Canadians and promoting safety awareness

  • Jul 17, 2022
Stand-up paddle boarders enjoy some time out on the water at Ten Mile Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Composting toilets could help reduce demands on local water resources

Dry toilets can help us collect our “waste” nutrients to be composted safely

  • Jul 16, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: The hope that things get better

We need to contribute to solutions to world problems where we can

  • Jul 10, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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WildSafeBC bin tagging to reduce human-wildlife conflicts

With the absence of a food reward, wildlife are more likely to pass through our communities

  • Jul 9, 2022
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Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Quesnel Observer</em>.

FOREST INK: Old growth forests, what is the way forward?

Controversy swirls around how much old growth remains in the province

  • Jul 9, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Quesnel Observer</em>.
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: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

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: Finding the “lost sheep,” a rancher’s plight

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Jul 3, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Forest gardens can complement traditional vegetable gardens

The forest garden is not intended to replace the traditional garden

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)
Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Bruce Cameron