Diana French

COLUMNS: Peace, not war

What if all the dollars donated to political parties by corporations seeking favours went to the government of the day?

COLUMNS: Share the good stuff now

March is finally over. I thought it was going to last forever, especially after that cheeky snowfall on Friday.

OPINION: Goodies flow

Columnist Diana French on recent government funding announcements.

COLUMNS: Are standards strong enough?

The good news: 70 new residential care beds are finally announced for Williams Lake.

COLUMNS: Our sustainable history

This is Cowboy Heritage week and if any B.C. community has the right to celebrate, it is us.

COLUMNS: Facing challenges

The big news in the city last week was getting $500,000 from the province to begin the process of establishing a heritage village.

COLUMNS: Time will tell

Justin Trudeau’s approval of the sale of Retirement Concepts to a humongous Chinese Insurance firm wasn’t greeted with universal delight.

COLUMNS: Are we too nice to be funny?

One thing the Americans do well is poking fun at their politicians and other celebrities.

COLUMNS: City snow woes

There is so much “news” lately it’s hard to keep up with it.

COLUMNS: Paying the price

What’s up with some of B.C.’s Crown Corporations?

COLUMNS: ‘Alternative facts’

Given the growing number of sports stars we have it makes sense for city council to develop a policy to support players.

COLUMNS: Socially incorrect

What a week. The Trump presidential inauguration, the world wide Women’s March, Prime Minister Trudeau’s family holidays under fire.

COLUMNS: A need for housing

The big local news last week, for some of us, anyway, was the federal government’s move to stay proceedings on the MiningWatch lawsuit.

COLUMNS: The rich get richer

According to recent reports, the CEOs of many big corporations make more money before lunch than the average worker makes in a year.

OPINION: Ushering in 2017

We are almost a week into 2017, but I’m writing this in 2016, and it has me a bit off kilter.

COLUMNS: Share the laughter, share the cheer

For most of us in the Cariboo Chilcotin, it was business as usual in 2016.

COLUMNS: A couple of things, Santa

Four sleeps until Christmas. Four more days of Santas, elves, jingle bells, shopping, spreading goodwill, whatever.

COLUMNS: False news creating a stir

It's hard to know what's fact and what's fiction. Social media makes it worse.

Opinion: Investment spree

As many of you may know, Anbang, a humongous foreign investment firm, wants to buy into our health care system.

COLUMNS: Why the worker shortage?

Child poverty in Williams Lake should be a major concern, but it doesn’t seem to be high on our agenda.