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
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Seriously? #IStandWith isn’t even a word

Popular dictionaries’ words of the year leave Thom feeling oblivious to pop culture

Juvenile northern saw-whet owls. (Kathy and Sam from Beaverton, OR, USA/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Dec 1, 2022
Northern saw-whet owls are very secretive and sound like a garbage truck backing up. (Matt MacGillivray/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 24, 2022
Northern saw-whet owls are very secretive and sound like a garbage truck backing up. (Matt MacGillivray/Wikimedia Commons)
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 17, 2022
Ravens are curious, smart, playful and have been known to fly upside down and play tricks on people and other animals. (Stephen C. Dickson/Wikimedia Commons)
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 10, 2022
A spider’s sheet web glistens in the morning dew. (Ray Chipeniuk photo)
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

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Kudos for putting together writing workshops

Letter writer grateful to the library’s Melissa Sawatsky

  • Nov 3, 2022
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For your consideration - Thom Barker

You probably didn’t hear it first here

Thom reflects on making a big move to Prince Rupert

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Common Raven. (R. Altencamp/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Nov 3, 2022
Common Raven. (R. Altencamp/Wikimedia Commons)
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Researchers remember Dini’ze Likhdïlye (Russell Tiljoe)

The Gidimt’en Elder always modelled the potential for better relationships

  • Nov 3, 2022
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Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Eurasian collared dove. (Cree Panta/Wikimedia Commons)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Oct 27, 2022
Eurasian collared dove. (Cree Panta/Wikimedia Commons)
For your consideration - Thom Barker

Oops, did it again, but next time I’ll be prepared

Thom once again finds himself wanted when the internet goes out

For your consideration - Thom Barker
Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Canucks getting paid to win and their coach may pay the price

As the early season results mount in Vancouver, Boudreau’s seat getting hotter — his fault or not

Referee Kendrick Nicholson picks up a Vancouver Canucks jersey that was thrown onto the ice by a fan as the team plays the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A woman walks through an art installation in Montreal, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Reindeer lichen (Cladina mitis) at Skilokis Ridge. (Jim Pojar photo)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Oct 20, 2022
Reindeer lichen (Cladina mitis) at Skilokis Ridge. (Jim Pojar photo)
Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CAMERON: Boosting 2022 local election turnout in B.C. unlikely

‘One reason cited for the low turnout is the peculiar nature of local elections’

Voters mark their civic election ballots at a polling station in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck