Opinion

NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
Empty shelves at local grocery stores are a result of people panic buying while supply chains are severed due to flooding and slides. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

EDITORIAL: Don’t panic

In times of shortage we need to think about our neighbours as well as ourselves

A Chilliwack Chiefs road trip to Penticton would normally be a quick three hour trip up the Coquihalla, but the highway is badly damaged and impassable. (BC Transportation)

EDITORIAL: Weather anomalies are not normal

Extreme weather is becoming more and more common

The Quesnel Kangaroos stand on the blue line during the anthem of their home opener. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Roos game provides splash of hope

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The Quesnel Kangaroos stand on the blue line during the anthem of their home opener. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Air current burners are environment friendly wood waste disposal systems

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

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Grassroots involvement in communities can bring needed changes

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

  • Nov 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Climate and forage, a serious challenge and endeavor

Our climate needs us all to be effective to keep our food producing lands viable

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

FORESTRY INK: New report provides old growth alternative

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

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The 100 Mile House RCMP detachment teamed up with FreshCo for this year’s Cram the Cruiser. Collecting donations for the 100 Mile Food Bank Society was Ainsley McKinnon, (left) Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Hudson McKinnon, Bretton McKinnon, Sgt. Brad McKinnon and Const. Jason Flett. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

LETTER: Local RCMP deserve thanks, not shame, in Cariboo Regional District

A letter to the editor from Brian Sauvé, president of the National Police Federation

  • Oct 31, 2021
The 100 Mile House RCMP detachment teamed up with FreshCo for this year’s Cram the Cruiser. Collecting donations for the 100 Mile Food Bank Society was Ainsley McKinnon, (left) Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Hudson McKinnon, Bretton McKinnon, Sgt. Brad McKinnon and Const. Jason Flett. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

How did we almost eliminatesome of our most productive old growth forests

As I was researching information for writing this article, it was apparent…

  • Oct 31, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: Reconciling life on the land

BC Cattlemens has a committee focused on rebuilding the relationship with neighbouring First Nations

  • Oct 30, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
The Johnston Bridge is closed to vehicles heavier than 10,000 kg. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: City should move quicker to repair Quesnel’s Johnston Bridge

Letter to the editor as published in the Oct. 20 edition of the Observer

  • Oct 24, 2021
The Johnston Bridge is closed to vehicles heavier than 10,000 kg. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: Fall fray to feast on the colours

The idea of sufficient rest and reflection, drive us to do different things

  • Oct 23, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

FOREST INK: Public can learn to co-exist with bears

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

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking on the land when pressure is on

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 16, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick Photo - Canadian Press)

COLUMN: PM’s Tofino holiday sends wrong message

Trudeau’s plane crossed over Kamloops on his way to Tofino

  • Oct 10, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick Photo - Canadian Press)