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Reflections: Moon Weavings

As far back as I can remember, although my love interests have…

  • Dec 20, 2020
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Empowering seniors in the North Thompson Valley:The assignment – Selective seasons

A writers’ group assignment was on the theme of one’s most favorite…

  • Dec 20, 2020
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University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Synthetic meat is the new frontier of food

If our livestock farmers were threatened by the plant-based revolution, they haven’t seen anything yet

  • Dec 12, 2020
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FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
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This will end – but the ending is up to us

To the Editor; As this pandemic proceeds on its destructive course, I…

  • Dec 10, 2020
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A little history lesson that fits the times

To the Editor; On April 12, 1955, the Salk vaccine for polio…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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Trump will forever insist he won the election

To the Editor; Trump has a lot of media savvy, and his…

  • Nov 26, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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Please be kind to our Dr. Henry

To the Editor; Please be kind to our Dr. Bonny Henry. What…

  • Nov 22, 2020
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Columnist Jim Hilton examines the affects of artificial intelligence on B.C. industries. (Pixaby image)

FOREST INK: Impacts of artificial intelligence on B.C. industries

Some are lucky with their take-out businesses, with many online- or home-based businesses doing fine

  • Nov 20, 2020
Columnist Jim Hilton examines the affects of artificial intelligence on B.C. industries. (Pixaby image)
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Inequities in our society can place everyone at risk

Dear the Editor; Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief public health officer recently…

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Look out for number one

Area leaders urge residents to continue seeking health care

  • Nov 19, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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Getting used to the new normal

Hoping some pandemic attitudes go away while others stick around

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Speaking of the truth, and nothing but…

As timeless as the stars, the truth remains constant. It is also purity defined

  • Nov 13, 2020
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Some stability and normalcy for the USA?

To the Editor, When Saturday morning rolled around, I had a profound…

  • Nov 12, 2020
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Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.

Honouring our veterans today and every day

Reflecting on the meaning of Remembrance Day

  • Nov 11, 2020
Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison reflects on the meaning of Remembrance Day. Townsman file photo.
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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