Coralee Oakes

OPINION: Investing in health and seniors care

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes on health and seniors care investments.

COLUMNS: Investing in jobs

In B.C. over 140 rural communities depend on the natural resource sector for jobs and economic opportunities.

COLUMNS: Investing in tourism

I have long been a passionate advocate for tourism in our region.

COLUMNS: Chamber week in B.C.

Every day across our province, local chambers of commerce and boards of trade work hard to represent and support their member businesses.

COLUMNS: Supporting small business

Here in the Cariboo, many of our rural communities have been built upon thriving resource sector economies.

COLUMNS: A balanced approach to resource development

They say the key to life is balance. Here in the Cariboo, we see the need for balance everywhere.

COLUMNS: May your Christmas be merry and bright

A lot of effort goes into making Christmas merry and bright.

MLA COLUMN: Experience the Christmas spirit

The North Cariboo is home to a holiday treasure: Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas.

Engaging with Cariboo North

One of the best parts of my job as your MLA is the time I get to spend engaging with you, my constituents, in your communities.

COLUMNS: A time to remember

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow…” We learn these familiar lines of Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s famous poem.

COLUMNS: Support Small Business Month

Throughout October, communities across B.C. have been celebrating Small Business Month.

Columns: Time to thank firefighters

Our protective services personnel routinely place themselves in danger for the sake of helping others

Columns: Every child matters

Celebrate Organge Shirt Day on Sept. 30 in Boitanio Park.

Column: New resource to support Aboriginal entrepreneurs

The enterprising spirit of British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples dates back centuries, and is still alive and well across our province.

Back to school

It’s a busy time for families, with the new school year just around the corner!

Column: Supporting farm families

Summertime activities on our local farms and ranches are in full swing.

Column: Williams Lake sporting success

While my last column looked at our vibrant local arts scene, we can’t forget that Williams Lake is a hotbed of sporting activity.

Supporting vibrant art scene

We’re so lucky to have so many talented artists and performers here in Williams Lake and throughout the Cariboo.

Column: Celebrating 90 years of memories

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the rodeo.

Column: Local chamber important

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our provincial and local economies.