Editorials

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
Editorial: One for the road

Editorial: One for the road

What does it take for a small community like Burns Lake to get new roads?

Editorial: One for the road
The film Indian Horse — based on a 2012 novel by the late Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese — features Braeden Crouse of Lake Babine Nation, shown here with his parents just before a special preview at the Beacon on March 27. The film opened in theatres nationwide on April 13. (David Gordon Koch photo)

Editorial: Indian Horse deserves a longer run in Burns Lake

Powerful film about the residential school experience features local talent

The film Indian Horse — based on a 2012 novel by the late Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese — features Braeden Crouse of Lake Babine Nation, shown here with his parents just before a special preview at the Beacon on March 27. The film opened in theatres nationwide on April 13. (David Gordon Koch photo)
Editorial: Long-form journalism provides a sense of place

Editorial: Long-form journalism provides a sense of place

A Death Feast in Dimlahamid reveals worlds that can’t be contained in one text

  • Apr 11, 2018
Editorial: Long-form journalism provides a sense of place
Free child care would foster gender equality

Free child care would foster gender equality

Many women, notably those who bravely exit abusive relationships, become saddled with…

Free child care would foster gender equality
The Coastal GasLink Pipeline project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 650-km natural gas pipeline from near Dawson Creek to near Kitimat. (TransCanada image)

Editorial: TransCanada must cooperate with regional district

If TransCanada goes forward with its controversial plan to run a liquefied…

The Coastal GasLink Pipeline project involves the construction and operation of an approximately 650-km natural gas pipeline from near Dawson Creek to near Kitimat. (TransCanada image)
Medical pot facility a good opportunity

Medical pot facility a good opportunity

The proposed medical cannabis grow-op in Decker Lake raises some important issues…

Medical pot facility a good opportunity
Reflecting on Aboriginal history

Reflecting on Aboriginal history

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) hosted a series of events at…

Reflecting on Aboriginal history

My journey to the north

Last week, I stood on the vehicle deck of a ferry, gazing…

  • Mar 7, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
A sense of urgency

A sense of urgency

John Rustad was recently in Burns Lake speaking with community members about…

  • Feb 14, 2018
A sense of urgency
Relationship protocol a step in the right direction

Relationship protocol a step in the right direction

This week Lakes District News wrote about the relationship protocol agreement that…

  • Feb 7, 2018
Relationship protocol a step in the right direction
What I learned in Burns Lake

What I learned in Burns Lake

Some of you may have already heard that Friday will be my…

  • Jan 31, 2018
What I learned in Burns Lake
Volunteering a big thing in Burns Lake

Volunteering a big thing in Burns Lake

This week Lakes District News wrote a story about the tremendous amount…

  • Jan 24, 2018
Volunteering a big thing in Burns Lake
People’s perfect lives

People’s perfect lives

It’s easy to feel bad about your own life after spending some…

  • Jan 15, 2018
People’s perfect lives
A cautious debate in Burns Lake

A cautious debate in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce hosted an all candidates…

  • Jan 10, 2018
A cautious debate in Burns Lake
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
A defining year ahead for Burns Lake

A defining year ahead for Burns Lake

Whenever I tell my friends from out of town that I am…

  • Jan 3, 2018
A defining year ahead for Burns Lake
Real cost of living in northern B.C.

Real cost of living in northern B.C.

This week Lakes District News wrote a story about the Regional District…

  • Dec 27, 2017
Real cost of living in northern B.C.