Steve Kidd

Being sick in the hospital is no fun, but complaints go both ways. (Image by OpenClipart-Vectors, Pixabay)

Being a patient patient

A short stay in Kelowna General Hospital brings on musings about patient life

Being sick in the hospital is no fun, but complaints go both ways. (Image by OpenClipart-Vectors, Pixabay)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

Action on toxic drug crisis long overdue

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
In just a couple of decades, smartphones have become an integral part of modern life, including in education (Steve Kidd photo/Black Press)

Smartphone protests doomed

Kidding around with Steve Kidd

In just a couple of decades, smartphones have become an integral part of modern life, including in education (Steve Kidd photo/Black Press)
Poppy fields are a potent symbol for Remembrance Day. (Tim Hill/Pixabay)

Lest we forget?

Are we repeating the past?

Poppy fields are a potent symbol for Remembrance Day. (Tim Hill/Pixabay)
Police hang off a truck as authorities work to end a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation lasting for weeks, in Ottawa, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The head of Ontario Provincial Police is defending comments he made about the “Freedom Convoy” posing a threat to national security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Leaving extremism behind

The United States isn’t all bad, but when it comes to politics…

Police hang off a truck as authorities work to end a protest against COVID-19 measures that had grown into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation lasting for weeks, in Ottawa, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. The head of Ontario Provincial Police is defending comments he made about the “Freedom Convoy” posing a threat to national security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Two bucks fight in the 108 Mile Ranch last week as the rut begins in the South Cariboo. (Chris Nickless photos)

An impressive display in the South Cariboo

Deer entering rutting season

Two bucks fight in the 108 Mile Ranch last week as the rut begins in the South Cariboo. (Chris Nickless photos)
Working from home isn’t necessarily the quiet peaceful experience it’s said to be. (Steve Kidd - Black Press)
Working from home isn’t necessarily the quiet peaceful experience it’s said to be. (Steve Kidd - Black Press)
Nicholas John had not been seen since July 27. (RCMP photo)

Human remains identified as missing Vanderhoof man

Nicholas John was reported missing in late July

Nicholas John had not been seen since July 27. (RCMP photo)
Shooting stars are not an uncommon sight in B.C. skies, but they’re not UFOs. (Illustration courtesy OpenClipart-Vectors/Pixabay)

Travelling to the stars or a bit closer to home

Steve Kidd’s column to the Free Press

Shooting stars are not an uncommon sight in B.C. skies, but they’re not UFOs. (Illustration courtesy OpenClipart-Vectors/Pixabay)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

DOERKSON: Better supports needed for vulnerable British Columbians

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Judy Boehm (centre) welcomed Palwinder Singh and Manpreet Kaur Padda, the new owners of the Hungry Bear Diner, with a bouquet of flowers. (Photo submitted)

Hungry Bear Diner reopens in Lac La Hache

Barbara Hansen’s column to the Free Press

Judy Boehm (centre) welcomed Palwinder Singh and Manpreet Kaur Padda, the new owners of the Hungry Bear Diner, with a bouquet of flowers. (Photo submitted)
Prince George RCMP are investigating a case of forcible confinement that occured on Oct. 15. (File photo)

Suspect arrested in Prince George forcible confinement investigation

The victim was observed being forced into a car

Prince George RCMP are investigating a case of forcible confinement that occured on Oct. 15. (File photo)
Does pumpkin spice really need to be in spam? (Image courtesy Pixabay)

Kidding Around: Pumpkin spice, whyfore art thou?

Pumpkin spice is a marketing triumph

Does pumpkin spice really need to be in spam? (Image courtesy Pixabay)
Jim Smith is a longtime firefighter with the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department who is looking to become the next Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E director. (Ken Alexander photo)
Jim Smith is a longtime firefighter with the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department who is looking to become the next Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E director. (Ken Alexander photo)

Two candidates running for TNRD Area E

70 Mile House resident and incumbent Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Area E…

Jim Smith is a longtime firefighter with the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department who is looking to become the next Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E director. (Ken Alexander photo)
Jim Smith is a longtime firefighter with the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department who is looking to become the next Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E director. (Ken Alexander photo)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Nechako First Nations: water management endangering sturgeon

First Nations want new water management regime

Nechako River in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Phishing emails seem to be dropping off recently. (Image by Tumisu/Pixabay)

But what’s going to boost my ego now?

Email money offers trailing off

Phishing emails seem to be dropping off recently. (Image by Tumisu/Pixabay)
Eva, age 10, and her four-year-old sister Everley Hearn of Ladner helped Ladies Auxiliary president Kerrie LeGrand draw for the prizes. Diana Forster photo)

Deka Lake: Bake sale a successful fundraiser

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

Eva, age 10, and her four-year-old sister Everley Hearn of Ladner helped Ladies Auxiliary president Kerrie LeGrand draw for the prizes. Diana Forster photo)
Forest stwardship is an important part of ensuring our timber resource stays renewable. (Pexels/Pixabay)

Forests continue to feed the B.C. economy

Our renewable resource requires care

Forest stwardship is an important part of ensuring our timber resource stays renewable. (Pexels/Pixabay)
When it comes to politics, we need to work together, not be chained by our biases. (Illustration courtesy Pixabay)

Editorial: Parting with partisanship

Canada is not immune from partisanship

When it comes to politics, we need to work together, not be chained by our biases. (Illustration courtesy Pixabay)
Gibrone Cano and Alberto Calago have been missing since Monday afternoon while on a canoe trip. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

RCMP search for missing canoeists in Fraser Lake area

Canoeists missing since Monday afternoon

Gibrone Cano and Alberto Calago have been missing since Monday afternoon while on a canoe trip. (Photo courtesy RCMP)