Opinion

This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success. (Taseko Mines photo)

MINING MONTH: Celebrating the past, present and future of mining in the Cariboo

Taseko is proud to be one of Canada’s leading producers of copper

  • May 15, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

New era of sustainability for a B.C. forest company

The latest issue of the Logging and Sawmilling Journal gives an update…

  • May 15, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Takings risks in the business environment a rancher’s challenge

We value the techniques and processes which have served us well in the past

  • May 14, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

Observer editor chasing sports dream in Manitoba

Cassidy Dankochik is moving on to become the sports editor in Steinbach, Man.

Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
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)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FORESTRY INK: Forest inventory basics

Do you know how to measure a tree’s height?

  • May 8, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Make it your business to care, help, listen and be an ally

The Amata Transition House is a safe place for women and their children

A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A walk in the park lands

Silent thoughts of spring are often contemplative, wondering if we are aging youthfully

  • May 7, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RANCH MUSINGS: Small scale meat processors on the ball to prevent Avian flu

Avian Influenza, or bird flu, is being strictly controlled

  • May 1, 2022
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Chilcotin ice songs enjoyed at the cabin

I am constantly amazed at what nature has to offer

  • Apr 30, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Gas prices are just one place where inflation is felt. (Black Press file)

EDITORIAL: Enough is enough

The effects of inflation are being felt across the country

  • Apr 30, 2022
Gas prices are just one place where inflation is felt. (Black Press file)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Agriculture in the latest UN climate report

World populations are not doing well at curbing greenhouse gases

  • Apr 24, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Managing old growth in the working forest

Old growth forests can be considered in two categories, writes columnist Jim Hilton

  • Apr 23, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

EDITORIAL: Phone scammers won’t go away

Some scam calls claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency

  • Apr 23, 2022
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)