Opinion

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OPINION: Conserving forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems in B.C. has global impact

This week and next governments, scientists and conservation experts are gathering in…

  • Dec 8, 2022
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The precious gifts of Myrrh and Mirth

During the festive season of Christmas and New Year, the old story…

  • Dec 8, 2022
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Come to Him

Jesus’ message to the people was to seek not merely for material…

  • Dec 3, 2022
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No longer prudent to rely on traditional sources of energy

To the editor; Re: COP26 I have heard very little of Greta…

  • Nov 25, 2022
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The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Where is the public square?

We’ve redefined public speech since the advent of the internet

The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)
Thom Barker

8 billion is a massive number, especially when it’s the number of humans

As of November 15, 2022, there are officially more than eight billion…

Thom Barker
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Words of Life

News of the miracle Jesus did in feeding the multitude spread far…

  • Nov 20, 2022
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Four-fifths of British Columbians would support a handgun ban in their city. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER – Editorial regarding pistol ban was misleading

To the editor; Will pistol ban affect gang shootings? This recent editorial…

  • Nov 18, 2022
Four-fifths of British Columbians would support a handgun ban in their city. (Black Press Media file)
This is what the roads will soon look like. Are you prepared? (Photo credit: ICBC)

Are you a winter driving warrior?

What kind of winter driver are you? Take this quiz and find out!

This is what the roads will soon look like. Are you prepared? (Photo credit: ICBC)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Good news story about reforestation

Documentary explores reforestation project in New Zealand

  • Nov 13, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Transitioning from warm to cold

Readers will know that my perspective is that of someone who should…

  • Nov 13, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: He really cares

Christ and His disciples had gone to a quiet place to rest…

  • Nov 13, 2022
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Poppy.

Editorial: The world is once again standing on a precipice

There is a disturbing trend towards admiration for autocracy

  • Nov 10, 2022
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Clearwater residents are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Day service on Sunday Nov. 11. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

A time to consider the high cost of war

On Friday, Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at cenotaphs across the…

  • Nov 10, 2022
Clearwater residents are encouraged to attend the Remembrance Day service on Sunday Nov. 11. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Come Rest Awhile

Jesus’ life was wholly devoted for the good of others. Yet, He…

  • Nov 6, 2022
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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Sylvain Charlebois. (S/J file photo)

The Competition Bureau is not doing its job

Fewer in-store choices due to continuous pressure imposed on food processors

  • Nov 4, 2022
Sylvain Charlebois. (S/J file photo)
Three loaded handguns and a stun gun were seized by BC RCMP Federal Policing Border Integrity officers near the Douglas border on March 31, 2022. (RCMP photos)

Our View: Unclear whether pistol ban will affect gang shootings

If the sales ban doesn’t work, we’ll need to try other avenues to disarm gangsters

  • Nov 3, 2022
Three loaded handguns and a stun gun were seized by BC RCMP Federal Policing Border Integrity officers near the Douglas border on March 31, 2022. (RCMP photos)
Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu