Opinion

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020

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

Local reporter bids farewell

‘See you all soon,’ says reporter leaving the Grand Forks Gazette and Boundary Creek Times

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Grand Forks protesters call for sustainable logging in the Boundary
Cops for Kids comes to Greenwood, B.C.
Young Wolves started high school at Grand Forks Secondary Thursday, Sept. 10. For many, it was their first time in the classroom since COVID shut down B.C. schools last March.
Daughter pays tribute to father who died of COVID-19 with memorial in Vancouver

Sharing the Columbia and Western Trail with industry could lead to better quality for all

B.C. removed ‘recreational trail’ designation from Fife-Castlegar stretch mid-July

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020

Cautious progression needed for reopening

Return of pro sports feels like an unnecessary indulgence at this time

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

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

Market Avenue plan asks a lot of business and community

Big-city solutions don’t always work on a smaller scale

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020

Police should not have access to data from coronavirus contact tracing apps

‘This is not the first time that public health, privacy and law enforcement have collided’

  • Jun 24, 2020

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020

The Class of 2020 will have a memorable story to tell

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

A hand-made mask: a practical weekend craft idea

Try your hand crafting your own personal COVID-19 fashion statement

Level of generosity clear as we wait on rivers to peak

Volunteers stepped up big for 2020 flood response

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

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

  • 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