Opinion

Christy Richardson of Turns Folds Woodturning and Quilting stands beside the unique tree made up of turned wood pieces at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

FOREST INK: Value-added wood producers at Williams Lake Medieval Market

High-end wood products showcased at local craft fair

  • Nov 26, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: “What owns what, or who?”

Respect, not dominance, should define relationship between place and person

  • Nov 27, 2022
A firefighter receives influenza vaccination in this file photo provided by the BC Government. Northern Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jong Kim warns this year’s influenza season is expected to be more severe due to less exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. (BC Government photo)

Protect yourself and those around you from respiratory illness

Make sure you’re up to date on your immunizations, says Northern Health

  • Nov 20, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: How to get more women driving logging trucks

Logging truck drivers are in short supply

  • Nov 20, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Taking land out of direct food production?

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Nov 19, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Transitioning from warm to cold

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Nov 13, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Good news story about reforestation

Documentary explores reforestation project in New Zealand

  • Nov 12, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Honey Affleck discovered this letter among her father’s papers last year detailing the horrors of the Plymouth Blitz. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel resident learns of Plymouth Blitz through long-forgotten family letter

Plymouth was one of the most heavily bombed British cities during World War Two

  • Nov 10, 2022
Honey Affleck discovered this letter among her father’s papers last year detailing the horrors of the Plymouth Blitz. (Photo submitted)
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

LETTER TO EDITOR: Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days 2023 festival at risk of cancellation

Numerous volunteer positions need to be filled by Nov. 17

  • Nov 5, 2022
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Reducing wood ash in landfills by enriching soil

We should be concerned about human-altered wood products

  • Nov 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Children and educators with Lots of Tots daycare enjoyed a brisk morning walk in their Halloween costumes in downtown Quesnel on Monday, Oct. 31. Infant toddler educator Doreen Funk said this was their first Halloween out since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Editorial: Be visible for safe, outdoor fun this Halloween

Motorists should take extra care to watch for pedestrians

  • Oct 31, 2022
Children and educators with Lots of Tots daycare enjoyed a brisk morning walk in their Halloween costumes in downtown Quesnel on Monday, Oct. 31. Infant toddler educator Doreen Funk said this was their first Halloween out since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: When are the cows coming home?

Promoting awareness of sources of local food is a necessary function of farming organizations

  • Oct 30, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Deep loam soils will also be useful for forestry

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

  • Oct 29, 2022
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Spacing carrots and pine trees

In this week’s column Jim Hilton explores tree spacing

  • Oct 22, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson