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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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

FORESTRY INK: Forest inventory basics

Do you know how to measure a tree’s height?

  • May 8, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Chilcotin ice songs enjoyed at the cabin

I am constantly amazed at what nature has to offer

  • Apr 30, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Managing old growth in the working forest

Old growth forests can be considered in two categories, writes columnist Jim Hilton

  • Apr 23, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt pens a column for the Quesnel Observer each week. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking from a distance offers new perspective

Before the busy time of calving cows befalls us

  • Mar 20, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt pens a column for the Quesnel Observer each week. (File photo)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Brace yourself, food prices rising

The forecast in this Canada Food Price Report for 2022 is an increase of just short of $1,000

  • Feb 27, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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)
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)
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)

COLUMN: Another year, another election

Quesnel voters are set to elect a federal representitve on Sept. 20

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

FOREST INK: Western spruce budworm continues to impact our local Douglas-fir forests

I’ve noticed many dead or dying Douglas-fir trees a few kilometres on either side of the bridge

  • Aug 22, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A future of farming

Perhaps local markets and human farm/ranch culture ingenuity can create an alternate future

  • Aug 21, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on a year at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik has been working for the Quesnel Observer for a year now

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Back in the saddle again

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik celebrates his own return to normalcy

Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Effects of wildfires felt in Quesnel

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch Ltd., just south of Williams Lake. Jenny Huffman photo

Ranch Musings: When is a “break” not a break?

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

  • Jul 4, 2021
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch Ltd., just south of Williams Lake. Jenny Huffman photo