Opinion

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Clare’s Corner: Baking the day away

My grandmother was a fantastic baker, and it’s a hobby she’s passed down through generations

Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Clare’s Corner: New year, new me…?

With the new year comes new highs and lows — and learning how to deal with the lows

Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
A cat at the Kitimat Community Humane Society. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

Clare’s Corner: Realizing I’m becoming the stereotypical ‘cat lady’

When it comes to pets, I tend to be a cat person rather than a dog person

A cat at the Kitimat Community Humane Society. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Seeing young students send letters to Santa brought back a bunch of happy memories. (Susan Zielinski/Black Press Media)

Clare’s Corner: Dear Santa…

Seeing the kids’ letters to Santa brought back a whole bunch of childhood memories

Seeing young students send letters to Santa brought back a bunch of happy memories. (Susan Zielinski/Black Press Media)
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A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Snow on the Kitimat River. Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel. Dec. 14, 2020.

Clare’s Corner: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

While many hide themselves away, I find the snow both relaxing and energizing to walk in

Snow on the Kitimat River. Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel. Dec. 14, 2020.
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Archie, who sadly passed away in November of this year. (Clare Rayment photo)

Clare’s Corner: They’re not called ‘man’s best friend’ for nothing

Any pet owner will tell you, pets are an important part of the family

Archie, who sadly passed away in November of this year. (Clare Rayment photo)
Red sky in morning: an early-morning sunrise on May 16, 2020, captured just north of Kitimat. (Eric Roy photo)

Clare’s Corner: Hello, darkness, my old friend

Why does the after-work darkness affect you so much more as an adult than as a child?

Red sky in morning: an early-morning sunrise on May 16, 2020, captured just north of Kitimat. (Eric Roy photo)
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)
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Clare’s Corner: ‘The Lord moves in mysterious ways, but you don’t have to’: driving safely in the snow

Winter driving is stressful for everyone, and we all need to do our part to try and keep it safe

Only tires with the snowflake symbol are truly designed for winter driving. (Black Press Media File Photo)
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Clare’s Corner: November highs and lows

Trying to find the bright side of an otherwise dreary month

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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)

OPINION: Biggest threat facing wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada

‘Only Canada allows the farming of Atlantic salmon on the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon’

  • Nov 6, 2020
FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)
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Clare’s Corner: ‘Their our know rules’: the difficulties of English

Earlier this year, ‘irregardless’ was officially added to the English dictionary

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