Opinion

Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake Tribune. </em>

FOREST INK: Updating forest polices to keep pace with changing times

Columnist Jim Hilton says we may have to do forestry differently in the future

  • Jan 30, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the <em>Williams Lake Tribune. </em>
Regular feedings are a part of winter chores on the ranch. (Photo submitted)

RANCH MUSINGS: Having an attitude of gratitude sustains me on the ranch

I love to stop at the open creek to watch the trumpeter swans feed below the bridge

  • Jan 29, 2022
Regular feedings are a part of winter chores on the ranch. (Photo submitted)
(Chilliwack Progress file)

EDITORIAL: Canadian population more stressed out now than during 2020 lockdowns

There is comfort in knowing that strife challenges us to strive for something better

  • Jan 29, 2022
(Chilliwack Progress file)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking on the bright side

Columnist David Zirnhelt delves into some ranch research

  • Jan 23, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: The wisdom of history

Wisdom, justice, courage and moderation are the basis for a moral and successful life

  • Jan 22, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

COLUMN: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What are the impacts of rising assessments?

All property owners received their annual assessment in early January

  • Jan 15, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Climate change could be mitigated by Peatland forest mosaics

Peat is one of the main and arguably most important component of the boreal forests

  • Jan 15, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

EDITORIAL: Continuing the spirit of generosity

Poverty and hunger are ongoing problems in Canada

  • Jan 9, 2022
Honey Affleck, Kay Honour, Tammy Burrows and Susan MacNeill of the Christmas Belles showed holiday spirit through their COVID-19 safety gear. The group was giving out Christmas dinner hampers on Monday, Dec. 20. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Book reccomendations from the past year

Jim Hilton pens a column for the Quesnel Observer each week

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (Black Press Media image)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

State of the Observer: 2022

Cassidy Dankochik is the Editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)

Despite challenges our Cariboo spirit is strong: MP Todd Doherty

A look back at 2021 and the year ahead

  • Jan 7, 2022
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

Ecotourism in ancient boreal forests

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

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