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OPINION: Grade school students don’t have a voice during COVID pandemic

As adults weigh pros and cons of returning kids to school, is anyone asking kids what they think?

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

COLUMN: Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

MLA’s View: Phase 3 brings tourists, and some worry for rural towns

Some good news is on the way as the province has officially…

  • Jul 2, 2020

Reporter’s View: Licence plate hate, on the rise, even in Hope

The other day I was subjected to a phenomenon that has gained…

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COLUMN: Connections – A lifeline for Hope’s seniors

Stay home. Avoid gatherings. Keep your social distance. These are the watchwords…

Reporter’s view: My cats may be killers, but I’m the fool who let them out

My cats are murderers. To put it more accurately, I’ve abetted my…

COLUMN: Happy Father’s Day? Not for everyone

Consider the senior dad, living on his own – in his own…

  • Jun 21, 2020

COLUMN: Fraser Valley lawyers warn ‘numerous criminal matters dangle on the precipice of oblivion’

Letter signed by 20 defence lawyers to provincial government says COVID-19 court delays need to end

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Goodbye to Sheriff Teasle

Brian McKinney shares stories of actor Brian Dennehy’s time in Hope

Reporter’s view: Keep your eyes open, a family in your community depends on it

April Parisian has been missing since early this month, family are asking residents to stay vigilant

COLUMN: What you can do to stay sane and healthy during social isolation

Marianne Brueckert is the program manager for the Hope/Boston Bar RCMP’s Victim Services

  • Apr 24, 2020

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020

SPECIAL COMMENTARY: United as one against COVID-19

Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health urges continued vigilance

  • Apr 20, 2020

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020