Columnists

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Ranching is about sharing timeless knowledge

David Zrinhelt’s weekly column

  • Jan 23, 2022
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Tales of the greenhorn and the cattle ranch

Marianne Van Osch’s weekly column

  • Jan 22, 2022
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Looking on the bright side

Columnist David Zirnhelt delves into some ranch research

  • Jan 17, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

NDP fails to provide adequate relief for businesses

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s weekly column to the 100 Mile Free Press

  • Jan 16, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
The ice was cleared for an afternoon of skating on Greeny Lake. (Colleen Doyle photo - submitted).

Frigid temperatures usher in 2022

Barbara Hansen’s column in the 100 Mile Free Press

  • Jan 15, 2022
The ice was cleared for an afternoon of skating on Greeny Lake. (Colleen Doyle photo - submitted).
Despite the frigid temperatures, the second annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the Green Lake Snowmobile field attracted a lot of spectators. (Ken Alexander photo).

70 Mile welcomes new fire chief

Ken Alexander’s Green Lake Column

  • Jan 14, 2022
Despite the frigid temperatures, the second annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the Green Lake Snowmobile field attracted a lot of spectators. (Ken Alexander photo).
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
B.C. residents wear masks during the Spanish Flu outbreak that tore through Canada and many parts of the globe in 1918 and 1919. The disease hit young working people especially hard. (Library and Archives Canada photo)

Van Osch: COVID pandemic has similarities to Spanish Flu

Marianne Van Osch’s weekly column

  • Jan 10, 2022
B.C. residents wear masks during the Spanish Flu outbreak that tore through Canada and many parts of the globe in 1918 and 1919. The disease hit young working people especially hard. (Library and Archives Canada photo)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

Looking back at an eventful year

Lorne Doerkson reflects on his first year as MLA

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Expect the unexpected

Columnist David Zirnhelt says a new work ethic is upon us

  • Dec 26, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

South Caribooers blessed with ‘peaceful, silent night’

Marianne Van Osch guest column

  • Dec 26, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
A restful Christmas scene by Hunter Daniels, of Eliza Archie Memorial School.
A restful Christmas scene by Hunter Daniels, of Eliza Archie Memorial School.
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
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

Extend deadline for water licences

MLA Lorne Doerkson column

  • Dec 18, 2021
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
From left: Jeanne McCartney, Janet and Andy Evanisky and Norm McCartney were front and centre for Interlakes Snowmobile Club’s November membership drive in the Interlakes Market car park. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).

Snowmobile Club held membership drive

Diana Forster Interlakes column

  • Dec 17, 2021
From left: Jeanne McCartney, Janet and Andy Evanisky and Norm McCartney were front and centre for Interlakes Snowmobile Club’s November membership drive in the Interlakes Market car park. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
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
Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Almond Roca has its own fan base

Got a favourite Christmas recipe or story to share?

Kelly Sinoski (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Marianne Van Osch: A bag of rags was a staple in the old days

Few people remember a time when paper towels were not a staple in our lives

  • Dec 10, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
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)