Opinion

Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

O’Toole wins leadership; now he walks the tightrope

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

Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivers his winning speech following the Conservative party of Canada 2020 Leadership Election in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Whispers of elections on the wind

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

Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivers his winning speech following the Conservative party of Canada 2020 Leadership Election in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Farm life: Another year around the sun

Farm life: Another year around the sun

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

Farm life: Another year around the sun
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. (The Canadian Press)

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

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

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. (The Canadian Press)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
The abundance of basil growing both in my garden and on my windowsill will go towards a large batch of home made pesto, to be enjoyed over the fall and winter months. (Corey Bullock file)

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

The abundance of basil growing both in my garden and on my windowsill will go towards a large batch of home made pesto, to be enjoyed over the fall and winter months. (Corey Bullock file)
Jaws for $5 on the big screen: a silver lining to pandemic-era cinema

Jaws for $5 on the big screen: a silver lining to pandemic-era cinema

During these (trying/unprecedented/difficult/spicy) times, many different industries have take colossal hits and…

Jaws for $5 on the big screen: a silver lining to pandemic-era cinema
One of the highlights of the disc golf tour, the brand new course in Nipika, near Radium; as challenging as it is beautiful.

A memorial disc golf tour of the East Kootenay

This past weekend, a few friends and I embarked on a weekend…

One of the highlights of the disc golf tour, the brand new course in Nipika, near Radium; as challenging as it is beautiful.
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

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
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Live, and silent, sports return

Live, and silent, sports return

No fans in the stands will make things interesting

Live, and silent, sports return
Corey Bullock file.

Farm life: How time has forced us to slow down

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

Corey Bullock file.
We are never going back to ‘normal’

We are never going back to ‘normal’

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

We are never going back to ‘normal’
LETTER: Tourism Minister responds to criticism

LETTER: Tourism Minister responds to criticism

As BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, I’d like to respond…

LETTER: Tourism Minister responds to criticism
Summer sunsets. (Corey Bullock file)

Farm life: The sights and sounds of summer

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

Summer sunsets. (Corey Bullock file)
Our PM appears to have somewhat flexible ethics

Our PM appears to have somewhat flexible ethics

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

Our PM appears to have somewhat flexible ethics
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’

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.

World O’ Words: Welcome to the dictionary, ‘Irregardless!’
81 per cent of Canadians want the US border to remain closed to non-essential traffic.

Most Canadians do not want US border reopened

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

81 per cent of Canadians want the US border to remain closed to non-essential traffic.