Opinion

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: A better future with food forests

In this week’s column Jim Hilton explores permaculture

  • Jun 25, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Quesnel Pride Society president Alison Prentice directs downtown traffic during the annual pride parade on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Letter to the editor: A word is a very powerful thing

Pride Society president accepts Quesnel Ambassador’s apology for disrespectful Snapchat

  • Jun 23, 2022
Quesnel Pride Society president Alison Prentice directs downtown traffic during the annual pride parade on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OP-ED: Anti-Racism Data Act will help to dismantle systemic racism

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to celebrate B.C.’s historic Anti-Racism Data Act

  • Jun 21, 2022
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
(Black Press file photo)

Letter to the editor: I am sorry to the people who were hurt by my words

2021 Quesnel Ambassador issues apology for disrespectful Snapchat

  • Jun 20, 2022
(Black Press file photo)
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CULLEN: Collective effort to support Ukrainians a testament to B.C.’s spirit

World Refugee Day to be held June 20 in British Columbia

  • Jun 20, 2022
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Recent ongoing developments in agriculture

The food system is a big system that needs to be governed, maintained and supported

  • Jun 19, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Using wood chips in the Cariboo region

Governments of B.C. and Canada and Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) invest in forestry

  • Jun 18, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: How to maximize profits for community forests

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

  • Jun 12, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Timber supply reviews are underway in four interior TSAs

Jim Hilton shares highlights from study of 2021 fires on forests, timber supply in B.C.

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

The yearly return of the white, wild Trumpeter Swans a welcome sight

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

  • Jun 4, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Reporter Autumn MacDonald’s raft navigates the Quesnel River just before finishing their six-hour tour in July 2001. (Jules S. Xavier photo)

LETTER: A story above the rest

Remembering Autumn MacDonald

  • May 31, 2022
Reporter Autumn MacDonald’s raft navigates the Quesnel River just before finishing their six-hour tour in July 2001. (Jules S. Xavier photo)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)

FOREST INK: Pros and cons of fungi

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

  • May 29, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking this morning and noting the slow progress of spring

Happy spring! Be patient, it is coming.

  • May 29, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
RBC Royal Bank in Quesnel is participating in the United Way of Northern BC’s Period Promise Campaign to help people who can’t afford menstrual products. (Photo submitted)

Letter to the editor: Let’s end period poverty

Product collection sites launched in Quesnel

  • May 28, 2022
RBC Royal Bank in Quesnel is participating in the United Way of Northern BC’s Period Promise Campaign to help people who can’t afford menstrual products. (Photo submitted)
Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

MARK: B.C.’s tourism industry paddles out of the pandemic storm, ready to welcome visitors

‘The recovery of the tourism industry is bringing a new challenge for operators in B.C.’

  • May 27, 2022
Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 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)
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are expected to share the roadway and give appropriate space to horses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

EDITORIAL: Whoa! Expect horses, riders on roads and trails

Did you know horses and their riders are recognized road users under the Motor Vehicle Act?

  • May 22, 2022
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are expected to share the roadway and give appropriate space to horses. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

EDITORIAL: Truck Loggers BC magazine offers variety of views on old growth deferrals

764 woodlot licensees may be required to come up with new management plans and inventories

  • May 21, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.