Editorials

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There’s a word for those who dump illegally

When did people start seeing side roads and Crown land as their…

North Thompson Star/Journal editor Jill Hayward says she was “quite surprised” to receive a recognition certificate, flowers and a Black Press watch in recognition of her 25 years of service at the newspaper in Barriere, B.C. (Bob Hayward photo)

From the basement to a career in journalism

Looking back on over 25 years with Barriere’s North Thompson Star/Journal

A huge amount of food is wasted each year in Canadian households. (Citizen file)

Editorial: UN report on food waste a lot to chew on

The average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food each year

  • Mar 26, 2021

Painful Truth: Predicting the post-COVID future is no easy task

Small changes are gathering steam, and no one saw all of them coming

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Editorial: We can resolve to limit what COVID-19 costs us

If we feel like we ‘lost a year’ in 2020, we can resolve for better in 2021

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Strides made in nature conservation in 2020

Despite the pandemic, and in some cases because of it, nature made headlines around the world

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Opinion: Sense of connection lost on anti-maskers

Like it or not, all 7.8 billion of us are linked through…

  • Dec 11, 2020
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Winter is here, whether we want it or not

We’ve spent months practicing our skills in keeping ourselves safe: washing our…

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B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)

Editorial: British Columbians asked to re-commit to COVID-19 fight

More than 1,100 cases over the last three days should strengthen our resolve

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix addresses British Columbians at a press conference Monday detailing the latest COVID-19 case count and government responses. (B.C. Government image)
Giving thanks

Giving thanks

This coming Monday, Oct. 12, we celebrate Thanksgiving. A day that has…

Giving thanks
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A force for good

Relationships with fathers can be complicated, but generally we’re better off with them than without

  • Jun 21, 2020
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No Fall Fair – no income for Barriere

No Fall Fair – no income for Barriere

One more blow thanks to COVID-19

  • May 14, 2020
No Fall Fair – no income for Barriere
A smile and a thank you will have to do

A smile and a thank you will have to do

Keeping calm while all around you may be losing their heads

A smile and a thank you will have to do
New disease revives old traditions

New disease revives old traditions

An editorial for the Barriere Star Journal

  • Mar 20, 2020
New disease revives old traditions
Oversight on gravel driveways show more consultation was needed on Bill 52

Oversight on gravel driveways show more consultation was needed on Bill 52

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham deserves some props this week, not a…

  • Nov 14, 2019
Oversight on gravel driveways show more consultation was needed on Bill 52

Newspapers matter now more than ever

Celebrate National Newspaper Week from Oct. 6-12, 2019

  • Oct 10, 2019
Good on truckers for going to Vancouver

Good on truckers for going to Vancouver

It’s said not to look a gift horse in the mouth. Well,…

Good on truckers for going to Vancouver

Editorial: Taking it to court

Governments spending time and money in court

  • May 19, 2019

Housing needs to come first

Affordable housing is one of the great social issues of our age.…

  • Mar 29, 2019
If we cannot see you, how do we miss you?

If we cannot see you, how do we miss you?

Common sense has been missing in action for quite some time now - perhaps he was taken out by glaring lights or a tailgater?

If we cannot see you, how do we miss you?