Columnists

As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Mixed messages

Unfortunately the climate won’t stop changing just because the Conservatives say it isn’t

  • Apr 11, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

Forest Ink: Finding inspiration through tragedies

We should use our experiences to overcome obstacles in our lives

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: This is the ‘mothering season’ on most ranches

For me and my wife, this week started with our first two calves

  • Apr 4, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Changing seasons give us opportunities to see and feel our surroundings

It is not just the viewscape we enjoy from our places, but the near view when we look closely

  • Mar 28, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

Nuclear power has promise, but still controversial

I was surprised and encouraged that some provinces along with the federal…

  • Mar 28, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

MLA’s CORNER: Light at the end of the tunnel

Thousands of British Columbians have still not received their BC Recovery Benefit

  • Mar 21, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: All the ways to accumulate ‘stuff’

FOREST INK: All the ways to accumulate ‘stuff’

  • Mar 21, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Trends and opportunities for agriculture land owners

Farm and ranch leadership in the Cariboo has been doing some strategic…

  • Mar 21, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jenny Howell - Down to Earth

DOWN TO EARTH: Winter program fun at Gavin Lake

At Gavin Lake, we had managed the day fall outdoor program successfully

  • Mar 20, 2021
Jenny Howell - Down to Earth
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: The buck stops here

I live downtown, in a ground floor apartment, facing a busy city…

  • Mar 20, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

MLA’s CORNER: Small business community still on hold

Most are hoping to survive long enough until vaccinations are completed by mid-summer

  • Mar 14, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer and Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: More soil amendment science needed for degraded soils

After the signal is disabled, roots are able to push through compacted soil

  • Mar 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer and Williams Lake Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Trends and opportunities for agriculture land owners

Paying farmers for sequestered carbon is still very much a debated matter in government circles

  • Mar 13, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Spring planning before the fever sets in

More and more ranchers in Canada are going to later calving in May, delaying busyness

  • Mar 12, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Canadian control

B.C. has no restrictions on foreign ownership of our land or resources

  • Mar 12, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: We have it pretty good in Canada

We were No. 33 in 2019. No. 1 in 2021?

  • Mar 9, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Jenny Howell is the water wise instructor and the executive director of the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. (Photo submitted)

DOWN TO EARTH: Good environmental stories to think about as we enter 2021

The success of Water Wise led to the creation of Waste Wise, which has its own success stories

Jenny Howell is the water wise instructor and the executive director of the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. (Photo submitted)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

MLA’s CORNER: Premier Horgan needs to work harder

There are lots of people out there who are in desperate need of assistance

  • Mar 6, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Ecological economics not a popular topic for most people

The following is a review of the no (or slow) growth concept

  • Mar 6, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.