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: Cold War baseball memories

One station was built at Puntzi Mountain

  • May 1, 2022
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Mike Rispin has been president of the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 13 years, including the last two challenging years during pandemic restrictions. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WLMHA past president: It’s all about kids on ice – it’s that simple

Mike Rispin bids farwell to WLMHA after 13 years

  • Apr 24, 2022
Mike Rispin has been president of the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for the past 13 years, including the last two challenging years during pandemic restrictions. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Chilcotin ice songs enjoyed at the cabin

I am constantly amazed at what nature has to offer

  • Apr 24, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
Street sweeping crews throughout the province are busy cleaning up road debris. (Black Press Media file photo)

Road dust more than just a nuisance – it can affect our health

Exposure to particulate matter (PM) pollution is detrimental to cardiopulmonary health

  • Apr 24, 2022
Street sweeping crews throughout the province are busy cleaning up road debris. (Black Press Media 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: Review of Interior Health needed

Hospitals used to be operated by elected local boards

  • Apr 24, 2022
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: Getting prepared for fires and floods

The warming weather will mark the start of flood and fire seasons

  • Apr 24, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

RANCH MUSINGS: Small scale meat processors on the ball to prevent Avian flu

Avian Influenza, or bird flu, is being strictly controlled

  • Apr 24, 2022
If you are a producer and want your flock safe, follow the guidelines to avoid Avian Influenza or bird flu.(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Agriculture in the latest UN climate report

World populations are not doing well at curbing greenhouse gases

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)

FOREST INK: Managing old growth in the working forest

Old growth forests can be considered in two categories, writes columnist Jim Hilton

  • Apr 17, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: NDP ignore experts, remove worker rights

The secrecy of a person’s ballot is fundamental to democracy: MLA Doerkson

  • Apr 14, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranch Musings: On the ground with the climate

Flexible strategies as the seasons progress is the key to success

  • Apr 10, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

Forest industry harvesting practices to counter the impacts of clearcutting

There are several harvesting practices involving some type of retention

  • Apr 10, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Environmental news lost in the shuffle

A B.C. story that deserves some attention is Howard Breen’s 25-day hunger strike

  • Apr 10, 2022
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: Wildlife bill causing anxiety

‘While the bill itself is short, it certainly raises no shortage of concerns’: Lorne Doerkson

  • Apr 7, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
Anna Chyryvoko and her boys after being evacuated from Chernihiv to Kyiv, Ukraine. (Joti Heir photo)
Anna Chyryvoko and her boys after being evacuated from Chernihiv to Kyiv, Ukraine. (Joti Heir 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: Keeping up with latest news

Big events get attention, other issues go relatively unnoticed

  • Apr 3, 2022
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: War’s impact on local food production

David Zirnhelt pens a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Apr 3, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: NDP gas price relief misses the mark

B.C. residents need targeted relief

  • Apr 3, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Use old growth deferral period to look at future harvesting options

We need accurate data on our forest inventories

  • Apr 3, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.