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Bruce Cameron

CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

Kal’Dor half-orc monk and tabletop adventurer extraordinaire. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

PAPER QUIPS: Fistful of dice creates fantasyland

Patrick Davies’ column to the Free Press

New speed sign in Lac La Hache (George Lee photo - submitted)

Speed signs activated in Lac La Hache

Barbra Hansen’s column to the Free Press

  • Jun 12, 2022
Pat Davies was grateful to receive this beautiful quilt donated by the Log Cabin Quilters. (Diana Forster column - submitted).

Log Cabin Quilters assist Deka Lake fire victim

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Jun 8, 2022
Pat Davies was grateful to receive this beautiful quilt donated by the Log Cabin Quilters. (Diana Forster column - submitted).
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Wild habitat of the Chilcotin ‘heavenly’ dream

David Zinhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • Jun 3, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson

South Cariboo prepares to welcome tourism season

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

  • Jun 2, 2022
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Fiona Grisswell’s Kayak. (Fiona Grisswell photo)

Irish Lake tugs at the heartstrings

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

Fiona Grisswell’s Kayak. (Fiona Grisswell photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Signs of spring showing in the early morning

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • May 30, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Ken Alexander - correspondent

70 Mile Community Club honours hard work

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • May 30, 2022
Ken Alexander - correspondent
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Irish Lake (Fiona Grisswell photo)

Lone Butte Rocks returns this July

Fiona Grisswell’s column to the Free Press

  • May 24, 2022
Irish Lake (Fiona Grisswell photo)
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)

Upcoming open house for South Green Lake

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • May 17, 2022
Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)
Members of South Cariboo Search & Rescue prepare to train in ice rescue techniques on Sulphurous Lake, April 30. (Diana Forster photo).

New ice rescue certified members for SAR

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • May 16, 2022
Members of South Cariboo Search & Rescue prepare to train in ice rescue techniques on Sulphurous Lake, April 30. (Diana Forster photo).
New bingo sign at Lac La Hache Community Hall. (Barbara Hansen photo)

Thrift store, ice cream shop open in Lac La Hache

Barbara Hansen’s column to the Free Press

  • May 16, 2022
New bingo sign at Lac La Hache Community Hall. (Barbara Hansen photo)
Lauren Keller is excited to be spending her summer working for the 100 Mile Free Press as our new summer student reporter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Home again, home again, jiggety jig

Lauren Keller’s column to the Free Press

Lauren Keller is excited to be spending her summer working for the 100 Mile Free Press as our new summer student reporter. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Beautiful quilt entries in the 2019 Bridge Lake Fair Log Cabin Quilter’s “My Favourite Season” Challenge. (Diana Forster photo).

Bridge Lake Fair to offer magical illusions of Jesaja Class

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • May 11, 2022
Beautiful quilt entries in the 2019 Bridge Lake Fair Log Cabin Quilter’s “My Favourite Season” Challenge. (Diana Forster photo).