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A provincial election is looking more and more inevitable

But it will be a different kind of campaign during a pandemic

O’Toole wins leadership; now he walks the tightrope

Now that we’ve had a week to let the news of the…

Whispers of elections on the wind

The chattering politicos are whispering, and the sound on the wind is….…

Farm life: Another year around the sun

The sun is starting to rise a little later now and we…

Is the Governor General’s head too big for Rideau Hall?

So it appears that the title of Governor General of Canada has…

Farm life: Planning and preserving, a time of transition

Over the coming weeks many plants will be pulled from my garden and replaced with cool weather crops

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Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

I feel as though I say this each and every month but…

We are never going back to ‘normal’

I took a quick look down the Platzl the other day and…

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

Sitting in the field on the farm, I can hear thunder rolling…

Our PM appears to have somewhat flexible ethics

What is it about Justin Trudeau and shooting himself in the foot?…

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

Language hawks are all a-chatter these days with the news that “irregardless” has been added to the dictionary.

Most Canadians do not want US border reopened

There was a minor hullabaloo, and an impressive Twitter ratio, late last…

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

Conservative leadership race serves up a menu of meh

An interesting, though not entirely unsurprising, poll was released by the Angus…

Farm life: my garden is my happy place

My garden is my happy place. It’s a place I go to…

The Weed Warrior: an invasive weed, new to the East Kootenay

Wild Parsnip is a plant that most of us don’t want to have a Close Encounter of any Kind with

  • May 29, 2020

Hong Kong: What went wrong?

Gwynne Dyer “We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin…

  • May 29, 2020

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

Farm life: lessons learned while working from home

It’s important to slow down, be kind to one another, and enjoy the little moments in life