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Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Impacts of COVID-19 on food systems

Pivoting, as I understand it, is changing direction at a steep angle

  • Oct 25, 2020
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Monica Lamb-Yorksi photo)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Waiting for what comes next

The snow usually waits for Halloween, so it can mess up trick or treaters

  • Oct 24, 2020
Columnist Jim Hilton discusses politics in this installment of <em>Forest Ink.</em> (Wahkash Contracting Ltd. photo)

FOREST INK: Support for the productive sectors of society

I was again reminded of people who do this for a living rather than just a retirement hobby

  • Oct 19, 2020

RANCH MUSINGS: Technology and visions for the future in food and agriculture

What does your ranch look like in 2050?

  • Oct 11, 2020

Safety in the woods: Could you get yourself out of a jam?

It started out innocently enough, a quick trip on my Honda trail…

  • Oct 11, 2020

Remote failure incites musing on how far humans can go

Thom marvels at the tech progress even in his own lifetime

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MMIWG honoured in Williams Lake with Sisters in Spirit vigil

DOWN TO EARTH: You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

Let’s start from the fact that having clean air to breathe and safe water to drink is essential

  • Oct 4, 2020
Linda Isfeld, district electoral officer, left, and Judy Felker, deputy district electoral officer have opened the District Electoral Office at 118A First Avenue North. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OPINION: Preparing for voting day

I am trying to get some ideas on what we should be looking for in the parties’ platforms

  • Oct 4, 2020
Linda Isfeld, district electoral officer, left, and Judy Felker, deputy district electoral officer have opened the District Electoral Office at 118A First Avenue North. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

FRENCH CONNECTION: New legislature will have many new faces

There are a numerous gaps in our local health services

  • Sep 27, 2020

RANCH MUSINGS: Humane livestock transportation: a measure of our care

It has been said that how we care for animals might just be a reflection of how we care for people

  • Sep 27, 2020

FOREST INK: Old growth forests under new management

On April 30, 2020, they submitted 14 recommendations to the Province in their report

  • Sep 26, 2020

RANCH MUSINGS: When the pressure is off, what is there to muse about on the ranch?

In the meantime, that rain meant a bumper crop of pasture at home and on the open range

  • Sep 20, 2020

FOREST INK: Preparing to put up with tent caterpillars

Many tents had been vacated hence the presence of moths

  • Sep 20, 2020

FRENCH CONNECTION: Time for parties to work together

World affairs keep getting worse instead of better, and there is no way we can avoid the fallout

  • Sep 20, 2020

COLUMNS: No mood for an election

As fall approaches and the possibility of a second wave of the…

  • Sep 19, 2020

FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news

I’ve come to appreciate the work involved providing current and what I consider interesting articles

  • Sep 12, 2020

RANCH MUSINGS: Special times on the ranch

This article is really about a rancher and his grandson fishing

  • Sep 12, 2020

FRENCH CONNECTION: I’ll remember the Canucks playoff run

The weather horrors include a typhoon ravaging Japan

  • Sep 9, 2020

FOREST INK: Explore the method of learning that works best for you

My university studies did allow me the opportunity to have a very interesting and productive career

  • Sep 8, 2020

DOWN TO EARTH: Imperfectly perfect through small, consistent lifestyle changes

It is more about trying to do the best you can most of the time

  • Sep 7, 2020