Opinion

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

COLUMNS: Wagon road to Kluskus (Lhoosk’uz): part three

Travelling by horse and wagon is measured in days, not miles, writes columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Jan 24, 2021
There are hiking trails aplenty around Quesnel, including at the West Fraser Timber Park right inside the municipality. (Submitted Photo)

Many things to do in the Cariboo

Jim Hilton’s column from Jan. 20

(Tracey Roberts Photo)

COVID-19 rule followers are not suckers

Cassidy Dankochik’s column from the Jan. 20 paper

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Visit to Kluskus (Lhoosk’us):Part 2

As dark descended on this five-horse outfit, we found a place to camp

  • Jan 17, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson makes the case for an informed electorate. (Photo submitted)

OPINION: An informed citizenry is essential for a functioning democracy

Democracy can only work when citizens actively inform themselves and seek facts and evidence

  • Jan 14, 2021
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson makes the case for an informed electorate. (Photo submitted)
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Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

From the editor’s desk: Cassidy Dankochik takes on new role with Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020, and is now the editor

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Quesnel Observer Editor Lindsay Chung is moving on from the paper to take a full time job with the Canadian Rangers. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

EDITORIAL: Observer Editor says farewell

Lindsay Chung is leaving the Observer staff after spending two years with the paper

Quesnel Observer Editor Lindsay Chung is moving on from the paper to take a full time job with the Canadian Rangers. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
MP for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty. File photo

OPINION: Canada’s best days are yet to come

There is light at the end of this dark tunnel

  • Jan 1, 2021
MP for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty. File photo
Two bridge players sit more than six metres apart while playing on iPads at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

This and that for seniors: There are many services in Quesnel

Columnist Ginnie Dunn Webb provides information about what is available locally for seniors

  • Dec 28, 2020
Two bridge players sit more than six metres apart while playing on iPads at the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Kluskus (Lhoosk’uz) or Bust: a working holiday

Columnist David Zirnhelt offers the first in a series of columns about a memorable summer “holiday”

  • Dec 28, 2020
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
“Leave the best, take the rest” is a catchy phrase that describes spacing/commercial thinning systems that have been used for years in some European forest industries, explains columnist Jim Hilton. (Black Press File Photo)

FORESTRY INK: Leave the best and take the rest

Columnist Jim Hilton writes about thinning systems and biodiversity in forestry

  • Dec 27, 2020
“Leave the best, take the rest” is a catchy phrase that describes spacing/commercial thinning systems that have been used for years in some European forest industries, explains columnist Jim Hilton. (Black Press File Photo)
The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce’s Deck the Big Rigs Tour of Lights drive-thru Christmas display drew a great number of participants and viewers Sunday, Dec. 20 at the West Fraser Timber Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Thank you to Quesnel Tour of Lights organizers and participants

Bert de Vink says the Deck the Big Rigs event lifted his spirits, made him proud to live in Quesnel

  • Dec 23, 2020
The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce’s Deck the Big Rigs Tour of Lights drive-thru Christmas display drew a great number of participants and viewers Sunday, Dec. 20 at the West Fraser Timber Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: The C-op and its importance to ranching in the Interior

Cordy Cox-Ellis is the new general manager of the B.C. Livestock Producers Co-op

  • Dec 20, 2020
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File Photo)

FORESTRY INK: Stimulation of local economy with heli bike proposal

Columnist Jim Hilton writes about a new proposal for south of Tatla Lake

  • Dec 19, 2020
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File Photo)
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: What is happening with small farms and ranches?

David Zirnhelt looks at what we can do in the face of worldwide instability

  • Dec 13, 2020
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File Photo)

FORESTRY INK: Great Pacific Garbage Patch, fact of fiction?

Columnist Jim Hilton writes about plastics in the oceans and rivers

  • Dec 12, 2020
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File Photo)