Columnists

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
Tim Schewe

Drivesmart column: Headlamps 101

Few drivers get their vehicle headlamps aimed, yet this is important

  • Oct 27, 2020
Premier John Horgan has called a snap election for Oct. 24. (File photo)

Mitchell’s Musings: Rolling the dice for all the marbles

Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks at the snap election called Monday, Sept. 21

  • Sep 29, 2020
O’Toole wins leadership; now he walks the tightrope

O’Toole wins leadership; now he walks the tightrope

Some say Conservative leader Erin O’Toole will govern more to fiscally conservative side.

O’Toole wins leadership; now he walks the tightrope
Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivers his winning speech following the Conservative party of Canada 2020 Leadership Election in Ottawa on Aug. 24. (Canadian Press photo)

Whispers of elections on the wind

Carolyn Grant is editor of the Kimberley Bulletin

Newly elected Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivers his winning speech following the Conservative party of Canada 2020 Leadership Election in Ottawa on Aug. 24. (Canadian Press photo)
(Canadian Press photo)

Painful Truth: Greetings from Phase 2

Some of us never left Phase 2 of the re-opening. Some never left Phase 1.

(Canadian Press photo)
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CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Mitchell’s Musings: When you mix a heatwave and a pandemic

Too many questions sparked by COVID-19 amidst a heat wave for this columnist

  • Aug 23, 2020
CFL balls are photographed at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers stadium in Winnipeg Thursday, May 24, 2018. The CFL has cancelled its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It marks the first year the Grey Cup won’t be presented since 1919. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending

Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending

As I sit here beside my dad, holding his hand, as he prepares to take his final breaths

  • Aug 20, 2020
Chris Wilkinson column: Everything has an ending
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Kitimat General Hospital. (Black press photo)

‘It’s going to be very painful’: my experience getting tested for COVID-19

While it’s definitely not a comfortable experience, it’s better than being put on a ventilator

Kitimat General Hospital. (Black press photo)
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

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
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…

“Don’t you guys ever do anything else than write tickets?”

  • Jul 28, 2020
Drivesmart column: To write, or not to write…
My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. (Emelie Peacock photo)

Reporter’s View: Licence plate hate, on the rise

Licence plate hate just didn’t start with the coronavirus.

My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. (Emelie Peacock photo)
Richard Cannings From the Hill. (File)

Canada lagging in expanding role of clean energy hydrogen

“The pandemic has intensified calls for a national energy strategy … “

  • Jul 18, 2020
Richard Cannings From the Hill. (File)
(Tim Schewe)

Traffic calming in your neighbourhood

Since the police are only part of the solution, what are the alternatives?

  • Jul 18, 2020
(Tim Schewe)
The Trail Times is pleased to welcome Montrose native Connor Jones as a contributor in his column called Top Shelf Stories. (Submitted photo)

YOU didn’t back check …

Pro hockey player Connor Jones’ inspiring stories on life, hockey and everything in between.

  • Jul 10, 2020
The Trail Times is pleased to welcome Montrose native Connor Jones as a contributor in his column called Top Shelf Stories. (Submitted photo)
Freddy Marks has been a professional realtor for more than 30 years. (Submitted photo)

Your House Has Become More Than Just Home Base

Real Estate columnist Freddy Marks notes rural property demand is growing

  • Jul 10, 2020
Freddy Marks has been a professional realtor for more than 30 years. (Submitted photo)
Richard Cannings is in his second term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. (File)

Wealth tax needed as gap between rich and poor grows

Cannings: Disparity between super-wealthy and the rest is much greater than previously estimated

  • Jul 7, 2020
Richard Cannings is in his second term as MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding. (File)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

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

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Painful Truth: The widening border

The U.S. and Canada are about to diverge, and we don’t know what it means yet

  • Jul 2, 2020
In this photo taken May 17, 2020, people walk back and forth across the border between the U.S. and Canada in Peace Arch Park in Blaine, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)