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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

 

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

 

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

FRENCH CONNECTION: Horgan stepping down a surprise

Columnist Diana French said she believes we need younger people in politics

  • Jul 10, 2022

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Forest gardens can complement traditional vegetable gardens

The forest garden is not intended to replace the traditional garden

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Finding the “lost sheep,” a rancher’s plight

This story begins with a short cattle drive from early spring pasture to late spring pasture

  • Jul 7, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Using wood chips in the Cariboo region

Governments of B.C. and Canada and Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) invest in forestry

  • Jun 19, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Timber supply reviews are underway in four interior TSAs

Jim Hilton shares highlights from study of 2021 fires on forests, timber supply in B.C.

  • Jun 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking this morning and noting the slow progress of spring

Happy spring! Be patient, it is coming.

  • May 29, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)

FOREST INK: Pros and cons of fungi

I suggest you consider reading Entangled Life

  • May 29, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File 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: Chief Joe Alphonse is right

There should be an independent investigation into the issues at CMH

  • May 28, 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: NHL playoff season is here

I began watching hockey games regularly in the late 1960s when we lived at Bridge Lake

  • May 20, 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: Keeping an eye on political races

There is no shortage of political news

  • May 1, 2022
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.

FORESTRY INK: Forest inventory basics

Do you know how to measure a tree’s height?

  • May 1, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Cold War baseball memories

One station was built at Puntzi Mountain

  • May 1, 2022
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 Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Chilcotin ice songs enjoyed at the cabin

I am constantly amazed at what nature has to offer

  • Apr 24, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)

FRENCH CONNECTION: Review of Interior Health needed

Hospitals used to be operated by elected local boards

  • Apr 24, 2022
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 Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Managing old growth in the working forest

Old growth forests can be considered in two categories, writes columnist Jim Hilton

  • Apr 17, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking from a distance offers new perspective

Before the busy time of calving cows befalls us

  • Mar 13, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File 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: We can weather the storms

And we could end up with a better normal than we’ve had

  • Mar 13, 2022
As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)