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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

 

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

 

Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021

 

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: BC Beef Producers Inc.: regional brand of beef

Recently the first group of cull cows were processed at a facility leased by this new initiative

  • Dec 6, 2020
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
Linda Isfeld, district electoral officer, left, and Judy Felker, deputy district electoral officer have opened the District Electoral Office at 118A First Avenue North. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OPINION: Preparing for voting day

I am trying to get some ideas on what we should be looking for in the parties’ platforms

  • Oct 4, 2020
Linda Isfeld, district electoral officer, left, and Judy Felker, deputy district electoral officer have opened the District Electoral Office at 118A First Avenue North. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
David Zirnhelt’s weekly column discusses spending time with his grandson fishing, which focuses the mind on the good things in life. (Anna Fait photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Special times on the ranch

This article is really about a rancher and his grandson fishing

  • Sep 12, 2020
David Zirnhelt’s weekly column discusses spending time with his grandson fishing, which focuses the mind on the good things in life. (Anna Fait photo)
FRENCH CONNECTION: I’ll remember the Canucks playoff run

FRENCH CONNECTION: I’ll remember the Canucks playoff run

The weather horrors include a typhoon ravaging Japan

  • Sep 9, 2020
FRENCH CONNECTION: I’ll remember the Canucks playoff run
Knapweed grows along the transmission lines in the Cariboo near Williams Lake. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Controlling knapweed one plant at a time

This weed has a very characteristic and showy pink flower

  • Aug 29, 2020
Knapweed grows along the transmission lines in the Cariboo near Williams Lake. (Jim Hilton photo)
Hiking alpine areas in the West Chilcotin prompted columnist Jim Hilton’s weekly opinion piece. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: B.C. Interior alpine provides three distinct zones

From Williams Lake to Tatla lake on Highway 20 you encounter a number of ecological zones

  • Aug 23, 2020
Hiking alpine areas in the West Chilcotin prompted columnist Jim Hilton’s weekly opinion piece. (Jim Hilton photo)
Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the province’s return to school plan does not provide enough clarity. (Tribune file photo)

COLUMNS: School reopening plan receives a failing grade

MLA Donna Barnett said the official opposition is demanding clarity

  • Aug 11, 2020
Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the province’s return to school plan does not provide enough clarity. (Tribune file photo)

COLUMN: Flawed logic puts moose population at risk

Close to 4,000 signatures and counting have been added to petitions

  • Jul 1, 2020
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Ron Kohnke has been working on a fir bark beetle salvage contract around Fox Mountain. (Jim Hilton photo)

COLUMN: Small scale logging contractors have to be versatile

There is logging activity in the Fox Mountain area with chip trucks heading into town

  • Mar 29, 2020
Ron Kohnke has been working on a fir bark beetle salvage contract around Fox Mountain. (Jim Hilton photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest last year. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. (Scott Nelson photo)

COLUMNS: Forest workers need help not restrictions

When the NDP went to great lengths to announce a $69 million fund aimed at assisting forest workers

  • Mar 15, 2020
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb embrace local logging contractors at the Rally to Vancouver protest last year. Dozens of residents from the Cariboo took part in the truck rally to bring attention to the struggles and job loss of forestry workers in the region. (Scott Nelson photo)
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
Approximately 150 gallons of biochar was produced from fireproofing one acre of this forest. For example, some tops and dry branches were cut, collected and burned using flame carbonization. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Forestry practices and mine reclamation in B.C.

Mine reclamation is certainly a topic worth paying attention to

  • Feb 23, 2020
Approximately 150 gallons of biochar was produced from fireproofing one acre of this forest. For example, some tops and dry branches were cut, collected and burned using flame carbonization. (Jim Hilton photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.