COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • May 28, 2020

Canada’s COVID response not perfect, but good

When I reflect on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic, it’s not…

  • May 23, 2020
The lakeside busker who writes poems
AlleyCats Alliance needs a donation of a small space
Penticton brush fire
Houseboat catches fire on Mara Lake in the Shuswap

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

News of softwood lumber agreement lost amid COVID crisis

I didn’t see much written about the latest developments on the lumber…

  • May 21, 2020

Bigger is not always better

To the Editor; The recent closures of meat packing plants in Alberta,…

  • May 20, 2020

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020

Our species to save: Use this time to learn more about Canada’s endangered animals

We share our country with about 80,000 known wild species, 800 of them are endangered

  • May 15, 2020


At the start of this Covid thing, no one took it as…

  • May 15, 2020

No Fall Fair – no income for Barriere

One more blow thanks to COVID-19

  • May 14, 2020

Half marathon postponed in Clearwater

To the editor; As we all know, COVID-19 has cancelled many events…

  • May 14, 2020

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Prevention costs far less than cure

Epidemics such as the Biblical plagues, Black Death, cholera, smallpox, syphilis, influenza,…

  • May 8, 2020

Better ways for the government to subsidize forestry

To the editor; Last month Trudeau announced an oil industry subsidy, hoping…

  • May 6, 2020

Zooming into the future

To the editor; When my mum went on a holiday in the…

  • May 1, 2020

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020

Canadian Farmers need help now

We always needed farmers. Now, with COVID-19, they need us. Farming needs…

  • Apr 30, 2020

Cancer coping … COVID-19 coping

To the editor; I have been counting down. On May 5, 2020,…

  • Apr 24, 2020