Opinion

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Placing hope for the future in our children and their children

I am trying to be sure to include that focus as part of an evolving work/life balance

  • Jun 20, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Agroforestry alternative to some commercial forest practices

We do need to seriously look at some of our practices

  • Jun 19, 2021
Send any letters to the editor to editor@quesnelobserver.com.

COLUMN: Wanted — Your opinions for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Editor Cassidy Dankochik puts the call out for readers to share their thoughts

Quesnel’s pool and rec centre facilities would receive a substantial upgrade if funding is secured and a referendum goes through. Melanie Law/Observer file photo

LETTER: Four reasons to vote against Quesnel pool referendum

Voters will be heading to the polls on June 19 across the Quesnel area to approve the $20M project

Quesnel’s pool and rec centre facilities would receive a substantial upgrade if funding is secured and a referendum goes through. Melanie Law/Observer file photo
The proposed renovations at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre. (CRD Drawing)

LETTER: Vote in favour of the Quesnel pool referendum

A letter to the editor published in the June 2 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The proposed renovations at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre. (CRD Drawing)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Predictions of climate variability and effects on agriculture

Oliver Rujanschi, we will miss you and the warmth that you were. Sorry friend

  • Jun 13, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

Change in mindset needed with old-growth forests

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

  • Jun 12, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Reconciliation impossible without truth

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Giant tree makes news

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

  • Jun 5, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Documentaries provide perspective on forestry problems

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

  • May 30, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Groundwater licensing a crisis in the making

One of the major aspects of this new law is the requirement that to use groundwater

  • May 29, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Counting B.C.’s pandemic blessings

Compared to other provinces, B.C. has made out fine Quesnel Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik writes

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
A campaign to protect roadside workers is reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic controllers, traffic safety devices and signs to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)

EDITORIAL – Obey the Cone Zone; give highway workers a brake

BC Cone Zone campaign asks drivers to slow down and to pay attention to traffic control instructions

  • May 24, 2021
A campaign to protect roadside workers is reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention to traffic controllers, traffic safety devices and signs to keep roadside workers safe. (News Bulletin file photo)
A letter writer says her daughter was targeted with harassment because she had a Washington license plate. (State Department of Licensing)

LETTER: Don’t judge a car by its plates

Kimberly Sandhoff’s daughter has been harassed for her Washington license plate

  • May 24, 2021
A letter writer says her daughter was targeted with harassment because she had a Washington license plate. (State Department of Licensing)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: 10 minutes well spent on important Douglas fir survey

They are embarking on a new plan for the dry Douglas-fir forests that surround our communities

  • May 23, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Milking cows and strangers on the premises

Cows in a milking barn may get upset if a stranger comes

  • May 22, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Plenty of changes happening in forest industry

A new process produces a biodegradable plastic-like product from wood waste powder

  • May 16, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Health-care workers wave to people clapping and yelling thank you to the frontline workers during the 7pm tribute outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

COLUMN: Front-line workers bearing mental strain of pandemic

Cassidy Dankochik’s column as seen in the May 12 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Health-care workers wave to people clapping and yelling thank you to the frontline workers during the 7pm tribute outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)