Columnists

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Sharing the risk of ranch business decisions

Enjoying the teamwork is the watchword of a happy farming and ranching business and lifestyle

  • Aug 14, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Sustainability of community and urban forests

A few weeks ago I agreed to meet someone in a parking…

  • Aug 13, 2022
Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: Sharing the Cariboo roads

Why I ride ~ a cyclist shares his motivation behind biking daily

  • Aug 13, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: NDP action needed to address rising crime

Communities have experienced rising rates of random assaults, vandalism and other disturbing crimes

  • Aug 7, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: Reach with your right for cyclist safety

Reaching with the right is meant to keep cyclists and people exiting parked vehicles safe

  • Aug 6, 2022
Bert Groenenberg is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding his bike for freedom and fitness. Groenenberg appreciated the bicycle-themed sculpture in downtown Rossland on a road trip. (Photo submitted)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Health care crisis deepens

A closed ER means rural B.C. residents may have to travel 100s of kilometres

  • Jul 31, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)

COLUMN: Watching out for getting doored on Cariboo Roads

Another hazard for cyclists is parked car doors, but drivers can help by giving space

  • Jul 31, 2022
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)
Erin Hitchcock is an air aware educator for Scout Island Nature Centre. (Tribune file photo)

COLUMN: Choose electric over gas mowers and yard work

Gas-powered mowers also create noise issues in communities

  • Jul 31, 2022
Erin Hitchcock is an air aware educator for Scout Island Nature Centre. (Tribune file photo)
Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)

FOREST INK: Drought results in bumper cone crop

Some tops were so loaded that they actually broke due to the extra weight

Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie 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: Senior’s experience with health care

Columnist Diana French reflects on the health care system with praise and suggestions

  • Jul 30, 2022
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Respecting range land while in backcountry

Much of Crown land is used for grazing cattle

  • Jul 24, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)

COLUMN: Learning to Share the Road – bumps along the Cariboo roads

A cyclist explains how to pass a cyclist safely

  • Jul 24, 2022
Cyclists and motorists are both equally-entitled road users, and both can benefit from sharing. More cyclists means less traffic and parking competition, and less wear and tear on the roadways, but can mean a bit of an adjustment in driving. (Clip art image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

COLUMN: Ranch Musings

To Hay or not to hay, that is the question

  • Jul 24, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

COLUMN: Pests or just another farmer?

Gophers could possibly be one of the few mammals kwown to farm for a living

  • Jul 23, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
The Horsefly Salmon Festival is set to be held this fall. (Tribune file photo)

COLUMN: Fish becoming art

Dina Stephenson is a director on the Horsefly River Roundtable

  • Jul 23, 2022
The Horsefly Salmon Festival is set to be held this fall. (Tribune file photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Celebrating the good at this difficult time

Last week’s senseless shooting has taken quite a toll on our community

  • Jul 17, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
An intrepid cyclist rolls up to a business along First Avenue in Williams Lake, with some snow still on the hills in the background. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

COLUMN: A Cariboo cyclist and a Williams Lake driver navigate sharing the road

A correspondence between a cyclist and a driver sharing their experiences in sharing the road

  • Jul 17, 2022
An intrepid cyclist rolls up to a business along First Avenue in Williams Lake, with some snow still on the hills in the background. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Composting toilets could help reduce demands on local water resources

Dry toilets can help us collect our “waste” nutrients to be composted safely.

  • Jul 17, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.