Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

Ruminations from a pioneer pantry

Before electricity came to Saskatchewan farms in 1944 following the election of…

Pitfalls of power and propaganda

The pitfalls of democracy seem to surround us at depth in every…

B.C. VIEWS: Get up earlier, Americans control your clock too

B.C. must wait for Trump to decide on Daylight Saving Time

COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019

Trudeau must at least step asside for investigators

Like many other Canadians, I closely watched former Justice Minister and Attorney-General…

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Skeena Diversity Society celebrates $4,000 grant
Venturi Antarctica visits Dease Lake School
Paragliders cruise over Shames Mountain
Terrace Basketball Committee secures NBA-style portable hardwood court

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

Would you like some fries with your plastic?

It’s grimly amusing how some predictions, outlandish and rather unbelievable when they…

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

Lobbyists impede citizen access to government

Lobbyists impede citizen access to government

  • Feb 23, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

If you think you understand wind chill, think again

As a kid growing up in the central Alps of Switzerland I…

  • Feb 17, 2019

Do washrooms for babies guide fathers’ choice of restaurant?

Do washrooms for babies guide fathers’ choice of restaurant? Who would have…

  • Feb 16, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

For warm feet at bedtime, try a hot water bottle

Sub zero weather sent me to the storage closet for a sleep…

  • Feb 9, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

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Today’s Netflix darling is a tiny Japanese woman, Marie Kondo, who “loves…

  • Feb 2, 2019

Everything put together falls apart

Science fiction writer William Gibson (Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive) once remarked, “When…

  • Feb 2, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information