Opinion

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Here we go into the alpine

David Zirnhelt describes the joy he feels when getting into an alpine area of the Cariboo

  • Sep 25, 2021
Canadians across the country, voted to the polls to vote in the 2021 federal election on Sept. 20. (Photo by Elections Canada)

EDITORIAL: Election results the democratic process at work

The voting public has decided the results of the Sept. 20 federal election

  • Sep 25, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 19, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

Hope lives on

41 years after Terry Fox ran, his legacy continues to thrive

  • Sep 18, 2021
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Another reason to head to the library

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

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Some options to consider for future wildfire programs

The activities to address this damage is covered by the Wildfire Act and Regulations

  • Sep 12, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 11, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Quesnel Observer candidate questionnaires a good tool for voters

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Tatlayoko Lake rec site strikes good balance

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

  • Sep 5, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Hang in there, if you can

Where I am starting is looking at feed supply for the winter by sending forage samples for analysis

  • Sep 5, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
The Quesnel Junior School strings section. The return of extra-curricular activities is something Cassidy Dankochik says most students should look forward too. (Submitted photo)

COLUMN: Reminiscing on the return of extra-curriculars to schools

Cassidy Dankochik is the Editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The Quesnel Junior School strings section. The return of extra-curricular activities is something Cassidy Dankochik says most students should look forward too. (Submitted photo)
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

FOREST INK: Wild fire guards should be part of urban planning

No one knows this better than the people responsible for the maintenance of BC Hydro power right of ways

  • Aug 29, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer