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Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

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Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

LETTER: A thanks to those who run for office

I would like to offer my thanks to all those people who…

Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2022 (Unsplash)

EDITORIAL: International Women’s Day 2022: Women inspiring women

Celebrate someone who inspires you March 8

  • Mar 13, 2022
Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2022 (Unsplash)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Impact of sanctions on the Russian forest industry

It could have a major impact in the aggressors’ economy

  • Mar 12, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.
Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)

EDITORIAL: Leave the phone alone

Texting while driving could result in a fatality

Texting and driving seems like it’s a habit many people are never going to break. (Photo by Boaz Joseph/The Leader)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Thinking of Retiring from the Ranch? — Think again

Quensel Observer columnist David Zirnhelt examines what leaving ranch life could look like

  • Mar 6, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Russia needs to be held accountable

Invasion of Ukraine akin to a bully on the playground

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Using wood biomass-to-gas-to-liquids looks promising

Power sources to compliment solar and wind power will be needed for some time

  • Mar 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

EDITORIAL: Regulations needed around short-term vacation rentals

Short-term rentals have become popular over the past few years

  • Feb 26, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: A healthy body especially your lungs may your best line of defence against COVID

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

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

RANCH MUSINGS: Time to rebrand the word cowboy?

I don’t think Netflix’s Yellowstone series helps raises the positive profile

  • Feb 19, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Former Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole.

EDITORIAL: Federal Conservatives have a choice of futures

Party must make choices now that Erin O’Toole is no longer leader

  • Feb 19, 2022
Former Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole.
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer.

FOREST INK: Impact of wildfires on resident animals studied

The changes in body condition were monitored using images from trail cameras on a grid

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

RANCH MUSINGS: Replacing ranch horses with robots, no thanks

Please, a real person for my needs.

  • Feb 12, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Dr. Suzanne Simard of Nelson, a professor of forest ecology at UBC, is the author of Finding the Mother Tree, published in 2021 and slated to be made into a full length film. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

FOREST INK: Making forest policy changes can be painfully slow

Unfortunately it takes time for some to accept a new approach

  • Feb 6, 2022
Dr. Suzanne Simard of Nelson, a professor of forest ecology at UBC, is the author of Finding the Mother Tree, published in 2021 and slated to be made into a full length film. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: ‘Get bigger or get out.’ Really?

Farms adding value capture more revenue

  • Feb 5, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)

FRASER INSTITUTE: 60% of Grade 10 students in B.C. not proficient in math

‘Simply put, to know how to improve, you must know how you’re doing’

  • Feb 1, 2022
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)