Opinion

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OPINION: Conserving forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems in B.C. has global impact

This week and next governments, scientists and conservation experts are gathering in…

  • Dec 8, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Financial bad news and yet there is hope

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 8, 2022
Donna White, front right, president of the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association, and Laura Oliffe, view part of a light display on Annaham Crescent Monday as part of the community’s annual lights competition. The display took top spot in the competition. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

108 Mile Ranch celebrates Christmas light-up

There’s plenty of beautiful light displays to see this year

  • Dec 8, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)

More common sense needed on cull pile use

Jim Hilton’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (File photo)
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)

Reflecting on fall at the legislature

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 5, 2022
Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)

Interlakes Christmas Craft Fair a success

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Dec 3, 2022
Sabrina Boulay of Legendary Cactus Ceramics with her beautiful pottery, which includes an array of unusual coffee mugs. (Diana Forster photo)
The Lac Hache Volunteer Fire Department hosted a Remembrance Day Ceremony in Lac La Hache on Friday, Nov. 11. (Photo submitted)

Lac La Hache community abuzz with winter events

Barb Hansen’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 30, 2022
The Lac Hache Volunteer Fire Department hosted a Remembrance Day Ceremony in Lac La Hache on Friday, Nov. 11. (Photo submitted)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Taking land out of direct food production?

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 29, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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)
At the 108 Mile Heritage Site’s Canada Day Celebrations Gisele Poliseno enjoyed a meal with her other half Guy Poliseno. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Register now for Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association Christmas Party

Gisele Poliseno’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 27, 2022
At the 108 Mile Heritage Site’s Canada Day Celebrations Gisele Poliseno enjoyed a meal with her other half Guy Poliseno. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
FILE - The login/sign up screen for a Twitter account is seen on a laptop computer Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Musk is offering to buy Twitter, Thursday, April 14, 2022. He says the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Can you place a monetary value on free speech?

Patrick Davies’ column to the Free Press

FILE - The login/sign up screen for a Twitter account is seen on a laptop computer Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Musk is offering to buy Twitter, Thursday, April 14, 2022. He says the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

Transition: warm to cold

David Zirnhelt’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 22, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
70 Mile House Fire Chief Jeff Warner stands in the Structural Protection Unit the fire department put together in the past couple of years to protect residents during a wildfire. (Ken Alexander photo)

70 Mile House Firefighters Association president doubtful about amalgamation

Ken Alexander’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 21, 2022
70 Mile House Fire Chief Jeff Warner stands in the Structural Protection Unit the fire department put together in the past couple of years to protect residents during a wildfire. (Ken Alexander photo)
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)
DLDVFD Assistant Chief Tom Nash, loading up the Forster vehicle with several hundreds of pounds of non-perishable foods collected from Sulphurous Lake during the DLDVFD’s Annual Food Drive for Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes. The donations from Deka Lake were already on board. (Submitted photo)

Christmas prep in the Interlakes

Diana Forster’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 20, 2022
DLDVFD Assistant Chief Tom Nash, loading up the Forster vehicle with several hundreds of pounds of non-perishable foods collected from Sulphurous Lake during the DLDVFD’s Annual Food Drive for Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes. The donations from Deka Lake were already on board. (Submitted photo)
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)
Botanist Hugh Wilson shows the forest he helped regenerate on the documentary Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest. (YouTube image)

Good news story about reforestation

Jim Hilton’s column to the Free Press

Botanist Hugh Wilson shows the forest he helped regenerate on the documentary Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest. (YouTube image)
Dan Jackson receives a framed print and an award from Donna White after being named 108 Mile Citizen of the Year. (Ingrid Meyer photo)

108 Mile Ranch gears up for Christmas market

Kelly Sinoski’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 14, 2022
Dan Jackson receives a framed print and an award from Donna White after being named 108 Mile Citizen of the Year. (Ingrid Meyer photo)
This newly-replaced wood stove door gasket is ready to use. Without a complete seal by this gasket, airtight wood stoves cannot be controlled properly. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Watch Lake/Green Lake Christmas Party returns

Gisele Poliseno’s column to the Free Press

  • Nov 12, 2022
This newly-replaced wood stove door gasket is ready to use. Without a complete seal by this gasket, airtight wood stoves cannot be controlled properly. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
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)