Columnists

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s corner: Thanks to those who volunteered in the front lines

This past week I had the opportunity to draw the winning ticket…

  • Sep 19, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

Forest Ink: Handy reference book for improved lifestyles

Another reason for supporting the local library is a new book in…

  • Sep 19, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Disappointing federal candidate debate

Political commentator Tom Mulcair called last week’s federal leaders’ English debate a…

  • Sep 18, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Here we go into the alpine

David Zirnhelt describes the joy he feels when getting into an alpine area of the Cariboo

  • Sep 18, 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: Rights versus public safety

Peaceful protests do get attention, but they’re not too good at getting changes made

  • Sep 12, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Some options to consider for future wildfire programs

The activities to address this damage is covered by the Wildfire Act and Regulations

  • Sep 12, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
As part of its Healthy Lawns Campaign, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society has issued these ‘Golden Lawn Campaign’ signs residents can use to signify a lawn has been allowed to go dormant with increased water conservation efforts during the warm, summer months. (Amber Gregg photo)

DOWN TO EARTH: Summer bike brigade educates Cariboo residents on efficient water use

Each summer, usage doubles as residents spray and sprinkle lawns to maintain lush greenspaces

  • Sep 11, 2021
As part of its Healthy Lawns Campaign, the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society has issued these ‘Golden Lawn Campaign’ signs residents can use to signify a lawn has been allowed to go dormant with increased water conservation efforts during the warm, summer months. (Amber Gregg photo)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Animal care

The eyes of the world might just be watching your operation

  • Sep 5, 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: Actions have consequences

Having a lot of issues isn’t new. How people react to them is

  • Sep 5, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: British Columbians sharing how to rebuild

came away impressed by the thoughtfulness and ingenuity that was offered up on budget talks

  • Sep 5, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Campaign promises on the way

Some fairy tales begin with: “Once elected I promise I will …”

  • Aug 29, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune

FOREST INK: Wildfire guards should be part of urban planning

No one knows this better than the people responsible for the maintenance of BC Hydro power right of ways

  • Aug 29, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: Up in smoke

So many businesses have faced tough times during the pandemic

  • Aug 15, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Non-compliance can have trickle-down effect

Some B.C. landholders are refusing to obey wildfire evacuation orders

  • Aug 15, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A future of farming

Perhaps local markets and human farm/ranch culture ingenuity can create an alternate future

  • Aug 15, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Western spruce budworm continues to impact our local Douglas-fir forests

I’ve noticed many dead or dying Douglas-fir trees a few kilometres on either side of the bridge

  • Aug 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.