Opinion

B.C. Emergency Health Services members are often the first medical professionals many people see when they’re having the worst day of their lives. (File: Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Action welcome on ambulance service

What matters will be accountability over the long term to end burnout among paramedics in B.C.

  • Jul 29, 2021
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Beware of bioenergy

Letter to the editor

  • Jul 30, 2021
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

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Canada needs a just COVID recovery

To the editor, Was it six months or a year ago? Just…

  • Jul 28, 2021
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B.C. wildlife, primarily owls, have been dying after eating rodents poisoned with second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. (Metro Creative photo)

Temporary ban on rodent poison will help owls and other wildlife

Rodenticide use can harm and often kill birds, pets and other wildlife

  • Jul 23, 2021
B.C. wildlife, primarily owls, have been dying after eating rodents poisoned with second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. (Metro Creative photo)
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Hard pressed to acknowledge the truth

By Robert M. Macrae, BSc(Agr), MSc I recently read a comment by…

  • Jul 23, 2021
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The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

The Editor’s Desk: Wanted: Lytton supremo

When it comes to rebuilding Lytton, a big-picture, long-term approach is needed

The rainbow crosswalk in Lytton, July 9, 2021. With talk turning to rebuilding the community, serious thought should be given to a Lytton ‘supremo’, the person in charge of the project on whose desk the buck stops. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
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We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)
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B.C. needs to be proactive not reactive

To the editor; BC Wildfires have been taking place for years. In…

  • Jul 22, 2021
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A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Don’t sue just retire

To the Editor; From the person who was a gift for letter…

  • Jul 15, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Extreme weather events are here to stay

It will take planning and management to cope in the coming years

  • Jul 14, 2021
Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars

A time of uncertainty over panic

It feels like it’s never-ending. Just as we’re about to open up…

Clearwater Times editorial by Stephanie Hagenaars
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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Daybreak In Spring

Resting on my belly upon the cool soft grass reminded me that…

  • Jun 19, 2021
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Do more than just not think or act hateful

To the Editor; Due to the limitations of law-enforcement and letter-writing, Justin…

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Come down from your high horse

A need for pandemic advice without being condescending

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Drivesmart column: Traffic cop humour

He demands to know what sort of device had been used to measure his speed

  • Jun 16, 2021
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