Opinion

Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)

FRASER INSTITUTE: 60% of Grade 10 students in B.C. not proficient in math

‘Simply put, to know how to improve, you must know how you’re doing’

  • Feb 1, 2022
Only about half of Grade 10 students in B.C. completed the latest “mandatory” student assessments, which revealed worryingly low levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy. (Pixabay.com)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Column: Thinking 2022 could be the Year of the Child

By Marth Wickett There’s nothing quite like the power of children to…

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
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That four-legged welcome home

As we settle into bed, the sound of coyotes yipping in the…

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BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Restoring a healthy planet is crucial to everyone

We have the opportunity to build toward a greater good — a thriving world

  • Jan 28, 2022
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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There may be hope yet

To the editor, One of the big mysteries of this while COVID-19…

  • Jan 22, 2022
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According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking on the bright side

Columnist David Zirnhelt delves into some ranch research

  • Jan 17, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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Pause For Thought: Ask God

Among the Jews, the 12th birthday was the dividing line between childhood…

  • Jan 15, 2022
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: Continuing the spirit of generosity

Poverty and hunger are ongoing problems in Canada

  • Jan 14, 2022
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Government-induced competition rarely works

By Sylvain Charlebois United States President Joe Biden recently introduced a billion-dollar…

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Pause For Thought: Just ask

Not much is told of Jesus’ early life. Only three texts record…

  • Jan 7, 2022
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The fourth industrial revolution could be a doozy

Did you know there is a fourth industrial revolution underway? It’s called…

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Forgotten wars, forgotten battles, help our veterans be remembered

National Order of Legion of Honour and Ambassador for Peace Medals available to eligible veterans

  • Jan 6, 2022
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Frank Caputo, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Looking into 2022 with hope and optimism

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Frank Caputo looks into New Year

  • Jan 6, 2022
Frank Caputo, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo. (Photo credit: Submitted)
DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.

Drivesmart column: Hey! Don’t plow my driveway in!

By Tim Schewe By Tim Schewe No one likes to spend significant…

  • Jan 3, 2022
DriveSmart columnist Tim Schewe.
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Editorial: ‘Perseverence’ a good word for 2021 in B.C.

A look at words of the year and jargon that needs to go

  • Dec 31, 2021
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