Columnists

B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: The shortfalls of GDP

Columnist Andre Carrel considers the effectiveness of GDP

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
An adult mosquito is shown in the laboratory at the Middlesex-London Health Unit kicked off in Strathroy, Ont., Thursday May 10, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

Ben’s Blog: Don’t forget the bug spray

Being prepared is important for safety and enjoyment

An adult mosquito is shown in the laboratory at the Middlesex-London Health Unit kicked off in Strathroy, Ont., Thursday May 10, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

Building green: Why the wait?

Columnist Andre Carrel wonders why we aren’t building more net-zero-ready buildings now

Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
For Your Consideration

For your consideration: Incredible Olympic achievement

Thom Barker congratulates northwest B.C. athletes

For Your Consideration
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: Memory, reliability and truth

“I’ll never forget what’s-his-name.” Thus goes the joke mocking the unreliability of…

Al Lehmann
Rail has been an important part of the northwest B.C.’s history, which is reflected in the names of the area. (Black Press Media file photo)

COLUMN: What many northwest names have in common

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway had a way of getting involved in naming decisions one way or another

Rail has been an important part of the northwest B.C.’s history, which is reflected in the names of the area. (Black Press Media file photo)
Al Lehmann

Received wisdom: Domination does not mean superior

Columnist Al Lehmann argues humans are our own worst enemies

Al Lehmann
House prices in northwest B.C. are going up in many communities, reports the BC Northern Real Estate Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Ben’s Blog: Why home ownership is a pipe dream for many young people

We need to talk about home ownership. I’m looking at you, boomers.…

House prices in northwest B.C. are going up in many communities, reports the BC Northern Real Estate Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Al Lehmann

COLUMN: When all is said and done…

Terrace Standard columnist Al Lehmann says it’s time for us to do more and talk less

  • Jul 15, 2021
Al Lehmann
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

COLUMN: Reconciliation is not an academic exercise

Terrace Standard columnist Andre Carrel considers reconciliation

  • Jul 8, 2021
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Al Lehmann

Upping our game

Columnist Al Lehmann says we need to rise to the occasion to fight climate emergency

Al Lehmann
Columnist Steve Smyth (File photo)

One for the road: Columnist Steve Smyth signs off

After nearly 60 years of residency, this will likely be the last…

Columnist Steve Smyth (File photo)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Basketball hoop (Pixabay.com)

Ben’s Blog | Functional Athleticism no match for COVID-19

Anyone that knows me will also know that I love sports. Hockey,…

Basketball hoop (Pixabay.com)
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)

Temporary infrastructure fixes unaffordable

Terrace has two major transportation infrastructure projects whose realization is dependent on…

  • May 13, 2021
Columnist Andre Carrel (File photo)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito