Editorials

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Come down from your high horse

A need for pandemic advice without being condescending

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B.C. drivers burned by highest gas taxes in Canada

And we have nothing to show for it when it comes to the environment

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Working from home

Earlier this week I read an article from The Canadian Press about…

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Stop hurting the healers

Last year around this time, I remember I was in Vancouver and…

  • May 13, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Piper will have to be paid for Canada’s $1 trillion national debt

But in the face of COVID-19, doing nothing was not an option

  • May 7, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)

Stop looking for loopholes in travel restrictions

The COVID-related non-essential travel restrictions were announced in full last Friday, and…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Public health restrictions on non-essential travel are in effect. (B.C. government)
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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…

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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

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

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…

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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