Opinion

It’s back to school for students in School District 27, with a half day for students Wednesday, Sept. 7 to kick things off. Sept. 8 will be the first full days for students. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Editorial: Help Cariboo students arrive at school safely

ICBC issues safety reminders for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians

  • Sep 7, 2022
It’s back to school for students in School District 27, with a half day for students Wednesday, Sept. 7 to kick things off. Sept. 8 will be the first full days for students. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: A successful Cariboo summer

People have been waiting for so long for the return of events…

  • Sep 5, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

COLUMN: Forest Ink

Key posts filled, professionals have their work cut out for them

  • Sep 4, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
In Williams Lake the community action team is planning an event in Boitanio Park on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 10:30 to 3 p.m.
In Williams Lake the community action team is planning an event in Boitanio Park on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 10:30 to 3 p.m.
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)

MLA’S CORNER: Escalating number of drug-related deaths across B.C.

It’s time for government to step up and prevent future heartbreak and death

  • Aug 28, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Williams Lake Tribune image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Special occasions require the downing of tools to focus on some special person

While I have missed the occasional birthday party, I did take time for two old friends

  • Aug 28, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.

FOREST INK: Company invests $10M in biochar

The multi-million dollar facility will use a pyrolysis approach in specially constructed retorts

  • Aug 28, 2022
Jim Hilton is the author of Forest Ink.
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 – right of ways

Right of ways exist for a reason and help provide clarity for safety

  • Aug 27, 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)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Three Canadian women are in the news lately

Michelle O’Bonsawin, Anjali Appadurai and Lisa LaFlamme

  • Aug 27, 2022
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Helicopters are still important for forestry work

Suddenly looking down thousands of feet to the river valley below is a moment to remember

  • Aug 21, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’S CORNER: Internationally-trained professionals stuck facing hurdles

The health care crisis requires a system-wide approach

  • Aug 21, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
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LETTER: Awful, hopeful random event showed Williams Lake’s best side

We stopped in your beautiful park behind the recreation centre

  • Aug 20, 2022
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As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Lack of trees leads to layoffs

I wonder how different the Cariboo Chilcotin would be if CCBAC’s original plan to diversify occurred?

  • Aug 19, 2022
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Holding big oil companies accountable

Vancouver is the first Canadian city to join the “Sue Big Oil” campaign

  • Aug 14, 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: Affordability out of reach under NDP

We are in an affordability crisis that continues to go unaddressed by the NDP government

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