Donna Barnett

Life is beautiful in the Cariboo

With spring just beginning here in the Cariboo, I am reminded of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area.

Getting to know the new Family Law Act

Last week, B.C.’s family law was modernized under the new Family Law Act.

Helping nurses work together

Last week, our government passed Bill 18, which allows nurses to work together under the same bargaining structure.

Meeting the needs of seniors

About two and a half weeks ago, our government introduced legislation for the creation of a new Seniors’ Advocate.

Supporting our ranchers

I hope everyone had a good weekend and had a chance to enjoy the warmer weather.

Put an end to bullying

This Wednesday is Bullying Awareness Day in B.C., also called Pink Shirt Day.

Appreciating our Chambers of Commerce

This week, from Feb. 18-22, is Chamber of Commerce week across the province.

Families come first

Yesterday was B.C.’s first ever Family Day. I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend with your loved ones!

Rudy deserving of recognition

Rudy Johnson is a true Cariboo pioneer. Our region is what it is today because of people like him.

Speaking out for rural B.C.

Earlier this month, the Rural BC Project, released a discussion paper.

Alzheimer Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month across Canada, and so this week I would like to take some time to talk about this condition.

A 2013 wish list

MLA Donna Barnett presents a wish list for 2013 in her first column of the new year

Merry Christmas and best wishes

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here and a new year is just around the corner!

Recognizing leaders in our communities

Over the past few weeks, several community leaders in our region have been awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals.

PST: Making the switch

Five months from now, on April 1, 2013, we will be switching back to the PST from the current HST system.

Diverse needs, unique responses

Last week was Restorative Justice Week in B.C., which celebrates the important work being done by groups dedicated to restorative justice.

Celebrating adoption

MLA Donna Barnett weighs in on November as adoption month in B.C.

B.C. a world class destination

I have always been so grateful to live in a province as diverse and beautiful as British Columbia.

DriveABLE service now close to home

I had the chance to announce that DriveABLE assessments will now be available here in Williams Lake.

Ensuring equal opportunities for rural schools

Last week, I wrote about the importance of education.