Opinion

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

In the old days, they did what had to be done

Marianne Van Osch’s weekly column

Summer Lisoway displays her sunflower, which she had started from seed early in the spring. (George Lee photo - submitted).

HANSEN: Changes coming to Lac La Hache

Lee Hanse’s weekly column the 100 Mile Free Press

  • Oct 14, 2021
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press
Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Election shows clear mandate

Following last week’s election, I can’t help but wonder why we held it

Patrick Davies is a reporter for 100 Mile Free Press. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)

Bears are prepping for winter in the Cariboo

Marianne Van Osch

  • Oct 1, 2021
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press.
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press.
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Deka Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Boyce (right) shakes hands with Al Anderson, company representative of Fort Garry Fire Trucks, on delivery of the new fire truck. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
Deka Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Boyce (right) shakes hands with Al Anderson, company representative of Fort Garry Fire Trucks, on delivery of the new fire truck. (Diana Forster photo - submitted).
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press.

Is it appropriate for the SPCA to do unannounced inspections on ranches?

Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press

  • Sep 20, 2021
Weekly web poll from 100 Mile Free Press.
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Marianne Van Osch (Patrick Davies, 100 Mile Free Press photo)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
Front row from left: Pat Graham, Sue Palmer, Kathy Traynor and Deb Hughes. Back row: Bob Palmer, left, Bob Bell, Roger Graham, Doug Hughes and Jeff Traynor. Missing: Brian Wagner and John Sullivan.
Front row from left: Pat Graham, Sue Palmer, Kathy Traynor and Deb Hughes. Back row: Bob Palmer, left, Bob Bell, Roger Graham, Doug Hughes and Jeff Traynor. Missing: Brian Wagner and John Sullivan.
MLA Lorne Doerkson pulls winning ticket for 50/50 fundraiser draw at Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. (Barb Hansen photo -submitted).

Wildfires and pandemic double whammy

Barbra Habsen’s weekly column

  • Sep 14, 2021
MLA Lorne Doerkson pulls winning ticket for 50/50 fundraiser draw at Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. (Barb Hansen photo -submitted).
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod (from left) shares with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson and Donna Barnett as they grill some hamburgers to raise money for the 100 Mile Wranglers. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

B.C. sharing ideas on rebuilding

MLA Lorne Doerkson’s weekly column

  • Sep 13, 2021
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod (from left) shares with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson and Donna Barnett as they grill some hamburgers to raise money for the 100 Mile Wranglers. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)