Columnists

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: The curse of incrementalism

Local columnist Andre Carrel considers the reality of public works

  • Jan 16, 2022
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: You’ve got to accentuate the positive

Deb feels bleak so she goes looking for some pick-me-up good news stories

Daresay - Deb Meissner
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

COLUMN: An egg by any other name is still an egg

The semantics of Humpty Dumpty and his application in the legal system

For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
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COLUMN: Turn whispers of apathy into screams of action

K-J Millar urges people in the community to fight apathy

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Figuring out what’s real is difficult

Yogi Berra once commented that, “in theory there’s no difference between theory…

  • Jan 9, 2022
Al Lehmann
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: Essential workers deserve a lot more from all of us

It could be said of any year, but 2021 was indeed a…

  • Jan 8, 2022
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Fireworks are restricted within City of Courtenay limits. Stock photo

Ben’s Blog: New year, new experiences

Phew, 2021 is over! It felt like a long year. It was…

Fireworks are restricted within City of Courtenay limits. Stock photo
Distancing signs like these became the ‘new normal’ in early 2020. We have no idea what will come next. Photo: Canadian Press

Painful Truth: There’s no normal, new or old

Whatever comes next will feel normal eventually, no matter how strange it is

Distancing signs like these became the ‘new normal’ in early 2020. We have no idea what will come next. Photo: Canadian Press
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COLUMN: Looking through the glass

As the sun sets on 2021, I glanced up from my keyboard…

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Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Liquid alchemy

Al contemplates alcohol and the holidays

Al Lehmann
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sarah Zimmerman

COLUMN: Supply chains be damned, we’ve got local artisans

Sarah talks about ways to buy local this holiday season

Sarah Zimmerman
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Social media accountability

Al thinks social media sites should be more regulated

Al Lehmann
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker

COLUMN: Health order singling out places of worship was wrong

Thom sides with faith leaders despite his own feelings about religion

  • Dec 18, 2021
For Your Consideration - Thom Barker
Daresay - Deb Meissner

COLUMN: Stories of northwest B.C. are heartwarming

Deb reflects on a full year in the newspaper business

Daresay - Deb Meissner
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: Impromptu decision-making

Andre Carrel break down the City of Terrace’s curbside collection decision

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)

COLUMN: Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!

Ben Bogstie shares his failure to give up his smartphone

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
Al

COLUMN: The circus and the monkey cage

Columnist Al Lehmann considers the circus

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