Editorials

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The first Casual Country publication, then called Cariboo Country Pictorial, hit the streets in 1968.

CASUAL COUNTRY: Historic publication marks 50th year

Five decades of documenting unique people and places of the Cariboo Chilcotin

The first Casual Country publication, then called Cariboo Country Pictorial, hit the streets in 1968.
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)
Editorial: Inclusion

Editorial: Inclusion

To all who have ever felt excluded.

Editorial: Inclusion
Congratulations to the grads of 2018

Editorial: Graduation time

Congratulations to all the graduates of 2018

Congratulations to the grads of 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Williams Lake resident Denise Deschene got a head start early Thursday morning on Bike to Work and School Week, taking place from May 28 to June 3, as she cycled on Mackenzie Avenue.

EDITORIAL: Share the road for Bike to Work and School Week May 28 to June 3

The definition of sharing: “to use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others.”

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Williams Lake resident Denise Deschene got a head start early Thursday morning on Bike to Work and School Week, taking place from May 28 to June 3, as she cycled on Mackenzie Avenue.
If you are out on local roads this May long weekend, you can be sure to spot many animals and lots of litter lining the local ditches. Angie Mindus photo

EDITORIAL: Clean up your act

Receding snow from the long winter season has given way to springtime…

If you are out on local roads this May long weekend, you can be sure to spot many animals and lots of litter lining the local ditches. Angie Mindus photo
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
Angie Mindus photo                                A small army of volunteers dedicated their time to make the second annual Jordan Siegmueller Charity Golf Tournament a success.

Second annual Siegmueller golf tournament a great success

More than 150 golfers and volunteers take part in memorial event

Angie Mindus photo                                A small army of volunteers dedicated their time to make the second annual Jordan Siegmueller Charity Golf Tournament a success.
Travis Metecheah of Fort St. John promotes the hastag LiveLikeTy during the bull riding event Saturday during the 28th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. The rodeo was a spectacular show of tradition and action melded into one. Angie Mindus photo

EDITORIAL: Rodeo alive and well in Williams Lake

Hats off to the volunteers of the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo

Travis Metecheah of Fort St. John promotes the hastag LiveLikeTy during the bull riding event Saturday during the 28th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. The rodeo was a spectacular show of tradition and action melded into one. Angie Mindus photo
City gardeners Tracy DeRose and Jim Latin work to clear a pathway covered in dirt and rocks this week from the mess made from the winter months. DeRose didn’t mind working in the snow said she is hoping for a rainy summer, too. Angie Mindus photo

Editorial: Sprinter persists

Winter continues to linger in many parts of the province including the Cariboo Chilcotin

City gardeners Tracy DeRose and Jim Latin work to clear a pathway covered in dirt and rocks this week from the mess made from the winter months. DeRose didn’t mind working in the snow said she is hoping for a rainy summer, too. Angie Mindus photo
COLUMN: Satellites help determine extent of wildfires

COLUMN: Satellites help determine extent of wildfires

Columnist Jim Hilton examines the impact of wildfires and volcanic eruptions on the atomosphere

  • Apr 1, 2018
COLUMN: Satellites help determine extent of wildfires
Burned timber from Carpenter Mountain Ranch hear 150 Mile House will make its way to West Fraser Sawmill for processing. West Fraser photo

Editorial: Adapting to our changing environment

Industrial update shows how industries adapt to changing conditions

Burned timber from Carpenter Mountain Ranch hear 150 Mile House will make its way to West Fraser Sawmill for processing. West Fraser photo
David Michael Jeff, 67, was reported missing after he evacuated from Williams Lake on Saturday, July 15. His body was found earlier this month in Kamloops. Angie Mindus photo

Editorial: Remember the vulnerable during emergencies

David Jeff a reminder of those who may not be able to advocate for themselves

David Michael Jeff, 67, was reported missing after he evacuated from Williams Lake on Saturday, July 15. His body was found earlier this month in Kamloops. Angie Mindus photo
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb and longtime resident Shirley Crosina cut the cake during the city’s 89th birthday celebration Thursday afternoon that was marked at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin’s home inside the Tourism Discovery Centre. Many city and Cariboo Regional District dignitaries and residents were in attendance for the celebration. (Greg Sabatino photo)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb and longtime resident Shirley Crosina cut the cake during the city’s 89th birthday celebration Thursday afternoon that was marked at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin’s home inside the Tourism Discovery Centre. Many city and Cariboo Regional District dignitaries and residents were in attendance for the celebration. (Greg Sabatino photo)
David Jeff has long been a part of Williams Lake. In 1997, Jeff’s life in and out of the court system was the focus of a series exploring the need for better supports in the court system for those with mental illness.

EDITORIAL: A life lost

In the eight months since his disappearance, David Jeff has never been far from my mind.

David Jeff has long been a part of Williams Lake. In 1997, Jeff’s life in and out of the court system was the focus of a series exploring the need for better supports in the court system for those with mental illness.
U.S. Forest Service ecologist Dr. Paul Hessburg talks about the increasing number of acres burned by wildfires in the U.S. during his “Era of Megafires” presentation Wednesday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

OPINION: Smoke sparks varying reactions

As March unfolds we are seeing more and more plumes of smoke…

U.S. Forest Service ecologist Dr. Paul Hessburg talks about the increasing number of acres burned by wildfires in the U.S. during his “Era of Megafires” presentation Wednesday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)