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B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

IN IT TOGETHER: Celebrating inclusion in team humanity

In this time of stress and uncertainty, every single thing we do to cure this world

  • Apr 5, 2020

CITIZEN’S INK: Striving to be a hero during COVID-19 pandemic

Easier to be a hero in short spirts, but we might have to prep for more of a long-term gig

  • Apr 4, 2020

IN IT TOGETHER: Trying something new can help

In this time of stress, change helps overrides negative feelings by tricking nervous systems

  • Apr 4, 2020

IN IT TOGETHER: We mammals are in this together and will thrive together

An Albion meditation and mindfulness instructor suggests how we can navigate these chaotic times

  • Apr 3, 2020

IN IT TOGETHER: Maple Ridge woman offers series of wellness tips amid COVID crisis

An Albion meditation and mindfulness instructor suggests how to calmly get through a chaotic time

  • Apr 2, 2020
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B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

GUEST VIEW: Media importance never more apparent than with COVID-19

In swan-song column, reporter Phil Melnychuk suggests more concerted PR early on might have helped

  • Mar 27, 2020

#UNTRENDING: Perfect time to practise compassion and mindfulness

‘Being tested to choose calm and reason over panic, love over fear, and reflection over resistance’

  • Mar 23, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: The good, bad and the ugly of COVID-19

Hoarding doesn’t help anyone – it is unnecessary, selfish, and promotes fear

GOING GREEN: Amicable separation could net $3,000 to $6,000 profit

Looking to swap out old gas-powered for new electric vehicle – inspired by financial rewards

  • Mar 21, 2020

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

#UNTRENDING: Pressing pause to let feelings flow

By Vicki McLeod/Special to The News Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “I…

  • Mar 15, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

CITIZEN INK: Personal responsibility key to mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus

Limiting the impact of COVID-19 is something each of us needs to take seriously to slow its expanse

  • Mar 14, 2020

#UNTRENDING: Core values, not age, bind us

News columnist cautions against pigeon-holing people based on demographic information

  • Mar 11, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: We can’t ignore the little things, lest they grow into a pandemic

COVID-19 can help us prepare for the major pandemic experts say is still to come

ALONG THE FRASER: More needs to be done to protect all fish

The existing rules are killing fish in the Katzie Slough with impunity

  • Mar 7, 2020

COLUMN: Higher tax bracket ‘a risky game’ in the 2020 B.C. budget

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

  • Mar 1, 2020

CITIZEN INK: Could Maple Ridge be part of 2030 Olympic bid?

As this community prepares to host the BC Summer Games in July, maybe we should dare to think bigger

  • Feb 29, 2020