Opinion

Touched by stranger’s kindness in Burns Lake

Touched by stranger’s kindness in Burns Lake

Editor: It has been a rough few months living under the Covid…

  • Sep 30, 2020
Touched by stranger’s kindness in Burns Lake
Friends of Babine Lake Association agree with signing

Friends of Babine Lake Association agree with signing

Editor: In late January of this year residents of Smithers Landing, Five…

  • Sep 30, 2020
Friends of Babine Lake Association agree with signing
Edittorial (Lakes District New file photo)

Make kindness your second nature

When I first moved to Burns Lake, almost anyone I met told…

Edittorial (Lakes District New file photo)
The world is on fire and for the most part, we are to blame
The world is on fire and for the most part, we are to blame
Language and lack of inclusivity — in the world of the Deaf

Language and lack of inclusivity — in the world of the Deaf

A world where everyone speaks one language, through hands

Language and lack of inclusivity — in the world of the Deaf
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Editorial (File photo)

Take a beat and say, ‘Thank You’ to your teachers

Canadian Teachers’ Day, celebrated on Oct. 5

Editorial (File photo)
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
Editorial. (Lakes District News/File photo)

A need to celebrate the African health victory amidst the pandemic

With the year 2020 being nothing short of catastrophic especially in the…

Editorial. (Lakes District News/File photo)
Pandemic deaths — not just statistics or mere numbers

Pandemic deaths — not just statistics or mere numbers

Last week I read that the US had passed the 180,000 deaths’…

Pandemic deaths — not just statistics or mere numbers
When women in power are attacked, let’s take it personally

When women in power are attacked, let’s take it personally

Women leaders, be it in politics or corporate settings, are increasingly being…

When women in power are attacked, let’s take it personally
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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Will the last remaining Canadian ice shelf collapse wake us up about global warming?

Canadian Arctic has been getting hotter by the day and that has…

(Wikimedia Commons photo)
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Femicide still exists, everywhere, and here’s why you should care

Femicide still exists, everywhere, and here’s why you should care

Last week started with a barrage of black and white photos of…

Femicide still exists, everywhere, and here’s why you should care
Local journalism is about rallying for the community not clicks

Local journalism is about rallying for the community not clicks

When I started my undergrad studies in journalism, I was a starry-eyed…

Local journalism is about rallying for the community not clicks
A need to make online and offline space less toxic

A need to make online and offline space less toxic

Intolerance could be the word of the decade with the way things…

A need to make online and offline space less toxic
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
The violence and abuse hiding in plain sight

The violence and abuse hiding in plain sight

Usually when a business or an organization has a big influx of…

The violence and abuse hiding in plain sight