Opinion

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
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Letter: Two wrongs don’t make a right

Hopefully the criminal culprits are found and jailed

  • Jul 5, 2021
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Letter: It’s not all about humans

Indeed we humans depend on biodiversity, but we don’t seem to have realized that yet

  • Jul 5, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: When drivers kill

Most people hearing this news are likely to ask, why hadn’t the driver been charged with homicide?

  • Jul 4, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Hockey memories remain clear

The town had a hockey team, called the La Scie Jets

Robert’s column
David’s prototype strawberry cage to keep birds out. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Who knew gardening required construction skills?

I was unprepared for the reality of beans and peas that maliciously entangled themselves

  • Jul 3, 2021
David’s prototype strawberry cage to keep birds out. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
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We must continue to try

I see an impossible task at hand

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Letter: Don’t destroy public property for political reasons

You have to wonder what is going on here

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Letter: Let’s finish the Trans Canada Trail

This relatively flat trail would be perfect for families and e-bikes

  • Jul 2, 2021
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Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

Editorial: Put away the fireworks: fire danger rising

Last week an open burning ban came into effect for the Coastal Fire Centre

  • Jul 1, 2021
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
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Letter: My family survives on the forests, too

Blame yourselves for allowing things to reach this state

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Letter: Action needed on TRC recommendations

The hope and intention I have is that I live in a country where we can see and admit our mistakes

  • Jun 29, 2021
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Letter: Housing development offers no benefits of urban living

Cost of living will be so much higher since they will be completely dependent on their vehicles

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Letter: Some old growth logging part of balance

But should every old growth forest be preserved?

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Who goes first? The age-old four-way stop confusion

When more than one driver stops at the same time the situation becomes a bit more complicated

  • Jun 27, 2021
Tim Schewe
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Bees are integral to local ecosystems

These days, it’s odd to see even one as I sit in my backyard reading a book

Robert’s column
Gardener Mary Lowther plans to save a couple of these potato plants for her next experiment. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther column: Gardens are labs in which to experiment

Experimenting goes hand in hand with gardeners

  • Jun 26, 2021
Gardener Mary Lowther plans to save a couple of these potato plants for her next experiment. (Mary Lowther photo)