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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)
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
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
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
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)
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)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It’s going to be very busy in the coming days at the Williams Lake Stockyards, where the 64th Annual Williams Lake 4-H Show and Sale is set to kick off Aug. 4. Pictured above, 4-H members take part in the inaugural Cariboo Classic Junior Steer and Heifer Show June3-5. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)