Opinion

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
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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Snow wallops Terrace
Indigenous illustrator of new Marvel comic inspires hundreds
Tam gives advice on keeping holiday gatherings safe
Canada, Britain strike new trade deal before Brexit deadline
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
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc, seated on the left, with Bill and Helene McRae at the Oct. 4, 2019 opening of the Kitsumgallum Cemetery lookout. (Brittany Gervais photo)

LETTER: Terrace mayor cites Bill McRae’s accomplishments

“Hard work and incredible character became a gift to the City of Terrace.”

  • Jul 14, 2020
Terrace Mayor Carol LeClerc, seated on the left, with Bill and Helene McRae at the Oct. 4, 2019 opening of the Kitsumgallum Cemetery lookout. (Brittany Gervais photo)
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
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection from coronavirus, in Berlin, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Germany has launched a coronavirus tracing app that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
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
Send letters to the editor at newsroom@terracestandard.com

LETTER: BC Oil and Gas Commission still working through pandemic

Re: Skeena MLA advocates for small LNG project in Terrace, published June…

  • Jun 9, 2020
Send letters to the editor at newsroom@terracestandard.com
OPINION: We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Bonnie Henry

OPINION: We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Bonnie Henry

Her direct language speaks to us all

  • Jun 5, 2020
OPINION: We’re very fortunate to have Dr. Bonnie Henry
Terrace’s abysmal lack of long-term financial planning
Terrace’s abysmal lack of long-term financial planning