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Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Spice of Life

Cats: A refuge from the misery of life

Brenda reflects on the joy her rescues have brought her over the years

  • Oct 29, 2020
Spice of Life
Columnist Steve Smyth (File photo)

OPINION: Mill site is good location for inland port

Area is already industrial

  • Oct 24, 2020
Columnist Steve Smyth (File photo)
OPINION: Magical thinking plagues society

OPINION: Magical thinking plagues society

Popular fiction rife with heros and magic, but is all this nonsense really good for us?

  • Sep 24, 2020
OPINION: Magical thinking plagues society
OPINION: Social safety net needs reinforcement

OPINION: Social safety net needs reinforcement

Social supports not sufficient in face of COVID-19

  • Sep 17, 2020
OPINION: Social safety net needs reinforcement
OPINION: Athletes have the right to voice opinions

OPINION: Athletes have the right to voice opinions

They add to critical discussion about racism

  • Sep 10, 2020
OPINION: Athletes have the right to voice opinions
OPINION: Living on the edge feels right

OPINION: Living on the edge feels right

Less of a rush in Terrace

  • Sep 3, 2020
OPINION: Living on the edge feels right
Terrace city council should look in the mirror

Terrace city council should look in the mirror

Court watch committee not a good idea, writes columnist André Carrel

  • Aug 20, 2020
Terrace city council should look in the mirror
OPINION: Just wear the mask

OPINION: Just wear the mask

Entitled North American mentality getting in the way of safety measure

  • Aug 13, 2020
OPINION: Just wear the mask
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Social media spreads misinformation like fungus

Social media spreads misinformation like fungus

Memes have become substitute for genuine wit

  • Jul 23, 2020
Social media spreads misinformation like fungus
OPINION: Debate, dialogue are democracy’s oxygen

OPINION: Debate, dialogue are democracy’s oxygen

Columnist Andre Carrel advocates for writing letters to the editor of your local paper

  • Jul 21, 2020
OPINION: Debate, dialogue are democracy’s oxygen
OPINION: ‘Just the facts, Ma’am, just the facts’

OPINION: ‘Just the facts, Ma’am, just the facts’

Opinions seeping into contemporary journalism

  • Jul 7, 2020
OPINION: ‘Just the facts, Ma’am, just the facts’
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
OPINION: Reconciliation needed in Terrace

OPINION: Reconciliation needed in Terrace

Racial tensions in U.S. highlight need to look at our own house

  • Jul 3, 2020
OPINION: Reconciliation needed in Terrace
Terrace Standard columnist Steve Smyth reflects on heroism in modern culture. (File photo)

OPINION: Pick your heroes carefully

Healthcare crisis is time to reflect on who we value

  • Jun 16, 2020
Terrace Standard columnist Steve Smyth reflects on heroism in modern culture. (File photo)
OPINION: Local service taxes lack justification

OPINION: Local service taxes lack justification

Columnist Andre Carrel weighs in on water and sewer user fees

  • Jun 9, 2020
OPINION: Local service taxes lack justification