Columnists

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

Al
The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)
The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)

COLUMN: Don’t be underprepared for emergencies

Ben Bogstie is inspired to strengthen his emergency preparedness

The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)
The B.C. government advises having the pictured items in your emergency evacuation kit. (BC Government image)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: Neoliberalism has eroded trust

Columnist Andre Carrel discusses how neoliberalism has changed our relationship to governments

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Skepticism and climate science

Columnist Al Lehmann considers IPCC report and skepticism of climate change

Al Lehmann
Daresay - Deb Meissner

How I spent my summer vacation: Part 1

Deb muses on the adventure of pandemic-style travel

Daresay - Deb Meissner