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Image West Gallery co-owner Courtney Johnson lends a smile beside her melodious door collage of hearts. As of March 20, the Ucluelet gift shop that has been in business for 30 years closed indefinitely. (Nora O’Malley photo)

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

Image West Gallery co-owner Courtney Johnson lends a smile beside her melodious door collage of hearts. As of March 20, the Ucluelet gift shop that has been in business for 30 years closed indefinitely. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Dave Thompson Trail Times columnist.

Fishing the Columbia, the only game in town

Sports ‘n’ Things

  • Mar 27, 2020
Dave Thompson Trail Times columnist.
JBS is open for business, however measures are in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19. (JBS photo)

This tax season, challenge your knowledge on personal tax

Tax Quiz #6: U.S. income

  • Mar 25, 2020
JBS is open for business, however measures are in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19. (JBS photo)
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Some of the hundreds of people queued in multiple lines wait to pay for their purchases at a Costco store, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the closure of Canada’s border to those who aren’t Canadian citizens or permanent residents to slow the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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

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

Some of the hundreds of people queued in multiple lines wait to pay for their purchases at a Costco store, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the closure of Canada’s border to those who aren’t Canadian citizens or permanent residents to slow the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Practice self-isolation, only sport in town

Practice self-isolation, only sport in town

“My, and a lot of other people’s favourite time of year is barren of joy.”

  • Mar 20, 2020
Practice self-isolation, only sport in town
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

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.

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
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This tax season, let’s challenge your knowledge on personal tax

Tax Quiz #5: Charitable Giving

  • Mar 18, 2020
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A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bibi, Benny and Ruvi: the future of Israel

Bibi, Benny and Ruvi: the future of Israel

Binyamin Netanyahu, or ‘Bibi’ as everyone calls him, is the longest-serving prime…

  • Mar 12, 2020
Bibi, Benny and Ruvi: the future of Israel
A picture is not always worth 1,000 words

A picture is not always worth 1,000 words

This week, Trail mechanic Ron Nutini tackles ‘Digital Vehicle Inspection.’

  • Mar 12, 2020
A picture is not always worth 1,000 words
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CRA: What’s new for this tax season?

There are earth shattering new items for tax prep 2019. Hold on tightly.

  • Mar 11, 2020
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

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

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
Nitehawks-Leafs go Monday, Tuesday

Nitehawks-Leafs go Monday, Tuesday

Trail Times Columnist Dave Thompson’s Sports ‘n’ Things

  • Mar 7, 2020
Nitehawks-Leafs go Monday, Tuesday
The migrant Armageddon is at hand in Europe

The migrant Armageddon is at hand in Europe

“He may not know himself, but he’s desperate because his bluff in Syria has been called … “

  • Mar 7, 2020
The migrant Armageddon is at hand in Europe
Trudeau needs to pursue eco-and-Indigenous-friendly future

Trudeau needs to pursue eco-and-Indigenous-friendly future

“Balancing the environment with the economy requires courageous … “

  • Mar 5, 2020
Trudeau needs to pursue eco-and-Indigenous-friendly future
This season, challenge your knowledge on personal tax

This season, challenge your knowledge on personal tax

Determine whether home business is tax deductible business or hobby

  • Mar 4, 2020
This season, challenge your knowledge on personal tax
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

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
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Trail hockey fans ready for playoffs

Trail hockey fans ready for playoffs

“I am cautiously optimistic.”

  • Feb 28, 2020
Trail hockey fans ready for playoffs
This tax season, challenge your tax knowledge

This tax season, challenge your tax knowledge

Tax Quiz #4: RRSP contribution room

  • Feb 26, 2020
This tax season, challenge your tax knowledge
Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. VIEWS: Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity

As the B.C. treaty process grinds on, uncertainty remains

Protesters stand at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday Feb. 24, 2020, during a protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld