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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: Campaign promises on the way

Some fairy tales begin with: “Once elected I promise I will …”

  • Aug 29, 2021

 

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: Up in smoke

So many businesses have faced tough times during the pandemic

  • Aug 15, 2021

 

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

FRENCH CONNECTION: Non-compliance can have trickle-down effect

Some B.C. landholders are refusing to obey wildfire evacuation orders

  • Aug 15, 2021

 

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A future of farming

Perhaps local markets and human farm/ranch culture ingenuity can create an alternate future

  • Aug 15, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Western spruce budworm continues to impact our local Douglas-fir forests

I’ve noticed many dead or dying Douglas-fir trees a few kilometres on either side of the bridge

  • Aug 14, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: Horgan needs to do the right thing and support the Stampede

How is such a well-known and popular event not considered an anchor attraction in the NDP’s mind?

  • Aug 8, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Unusual times

Scientists believe the hot weather is just a taste of what’s to come

  • Jul 31, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch. Jenny Huffman photo

Ranch Musings: When is a “break” not a break?

Ranch Musings By David Zirnhelt It is interesting to ask the question…

  • Jun 27, 2021
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch. Jenny Huffman photo
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

MLA’s CORNER: Rural B.C. needs help now

We only have one shot at lifting the B.C. economy out of the pandemic, so we have to get this right

  • Jun 20, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Cheering on the Habs

Many westerners were biased against French Canadians years ago

  • Jun 20, 2021
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: Cariboo-Chilcotin could disappear by next election

We will naturally oppose this legislation because it will drastically change the electoral map

  • May 23, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Worth taking another look at hemp for paper production

Ninety years after being deemed illegal, few are afraid of marijauna

  • May 16, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Plenty of changes happening in forest industry

A new process produces a biodegradable plastic-like product from wood waste powder

  • May 16, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

MLA’s CORNER: Provincial budget falls short for rural B.C.

People in Cariboo-Chilcotin are still waiting for their COVID-19 Recovery Benefit

  • May 2, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Working together would be good start

Protecting the Earth needs our attention no matter what is happening on it and to it

  • Apr 25, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

Forest Ink: Finding inspiration through tragedies

We should use our experiences to overcome obstacles in our lives

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

FRENCH CONNECTION: We have it pretty good in Canada

We were No. 33 in 2019. No. 1 in 2021?

  • Mar 9, 2021
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: Skating rink welcomed

This lake one will not last long but is still worth it

  • Feb 28, 2021
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: Let’s hope cowboy heritage society rides on

Mega thanks to the McMillans and all the BCCHS members for their dedication

  • Feb 14, 2021
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Important factors for making branch wood chips

Fine chips are more desirable but not so fine that they may compact

  • Feb 7, 2021
Forestry Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)