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Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)
#Newspapersmatter to The Northern View reporter, Jenna Cocullo, because they provide a moment to sit down and digest all the information from the media. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

COCULLO: Newspapers go beyond the soundbite

Why #newspapersmatter to me #nowmorethanever

#Newspapersmatter to The Northern View reporter, Jenna Cocullo, because they provide a moment to sit down and digest all the information from the media. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, loves sports and newspapers. #newspapersmatter to him because they give athletes a voice. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

KURIAL: Box scores and so much more

Why #newspapersmatter to this sports journalist

The Northern View reporter, Alex Kurial, loves sports and newspapers. #newspapersmatter to him because they give athletes a voice. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Sketch of 10-lane bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel, which a local MLA says would be half built by now if the original toll bridge plan hadn’t been cancelled. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

B.C. VIEWS: Massey crossing a bridge too far for NDP

Premier John Horgan focused on high-speed train to Seattle

Sketch of 10-lane bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel, which a local MLA says would be half built by now if the original toll bridge plan hadn’t been cancelled. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: And now the bad news about B.C.’s economy

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

  • Oct 3, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Hundreds of students from Prince Rupert Middle School, a several skipping class at Charles Hays Secondary School in solidarity, protest outside city hall demanding climate action now. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

COCULLO: The climate strike is far from fact-challenged

A response to Tom Fletcher’s B.C. Views column

Hundreds of students from Prince Rupert Middle School, a several skipping class at Charles Hays Secondary School in solidarity, protest outside city hall demanding climate action now. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Trees on the Butze Trail were cut down (left) to make way for economic growth (photo Shannon Lough)

GUEST COLUMN, LOUGH: Climate action demands more nature-based solutions

Who will want to live in Prince Rupert when all the trees are gone?

  • Sep 26, 2019
Trees on the Butze Trail were cut down (left) to make way for economic growth (photo Shannon Lough)
Jeff Scott chairs the Fraser River Industrial Association and is president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Environmental stewardship essential for Fraser River productivity

Jeff Scott chairs the Fraser River Industrial Association and is president of Fraser Surrey Docks

  • Sep 23, 2019
Jeff Scott chairs the Fraser River Industrial Association and is president and CEO of Fraser Surrey Docks. (Submitted)
FILE - Tina Strehlke, CEO, Minerva BC (right) Launi Skinner CEO, First West Credit Union at the signing of the document promoting gender parity. (Submitted photo)

OPINION: Steps taken in right direct, still a long way to go for gender equality

A column from Minerva BC CEO Tina Strehlke

  • Sep 22, 2019
FILE - Tina Strehlke, CEO, Minerva BC (right) Launi Skinner CEO, First West Credit Union at the signing of the document promoting gender parity. (Submitted photo)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: A mix of good and bad news about B.C.’s economy

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

  • Sep 20, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Hand in hand, Kathy Murphy (left) and Gail Bennett (right) are determined to finish their 10k side by side at The Northern View Cannery Road Race 2019.

COCULLO: Run like a Rupertite

The running community in Prince Rupert is something special

Hand in hand, Kathy Murphy (left) and Gail Bennett (right) are determined to finish their 10k side by side at The Northern View Cannery Road Race 2019.
Hammond Cedar employee stacks the high-value wood that remains in demand around the world. The Fraser River site has had a sawmill for more than 100 years, and it’s closing by the end of 2019. (Maple Ridge News)

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Hammond Cedar employee stacks the high-value wood that remains in demand around the world. The Fraser River site has had a sawmill for more than 100 years, and it’s closing by the end of 2019. (Maple Ridge News)
The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center’s indoor gardens in Nashville. (Allan Grey Flickr photo)

KURIAL: (Not) seeing green in our indoor public spaces

Plants and flowers are good for human health, so let’s see some more of them when we’re stuck inside

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center’s indoor gardens in Nashville. (Allan Grey Flickr photo)
Big Daycare: Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and B.C. Premier John Horgan announce additional early childhood educator training spaces, Langara College, Vancouver, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: It’s an uphill battle to build the nanny state

Training positions added, filling them is another question

Big Daycare: Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark and B.C. Premier John Horgan announce additional early childhood educator training spaces, Langara College, Vancouver, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)
ICBC president and CEO Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: ICBC boss responds to accusations of failing to adapt

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez responds to column by the CFIB’s Richard Truscott

  • Sep 4, 2019
ICBC president and CEO Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file)
Labour Minister Harry Bains joins BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and supporters recycling copies of the Employment Standards Branch “self-help kit” for workers reporting pay disputes, Surrey, Aug. 28, 2019. A teachers’ union representative holds a banner behind to protest the lack of a new contract. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: More Labour Day milestones for the NDP

Gift to U.S.-based construction unions keeps on giving

Labour Minister Harry Bains joins BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and supporters recycling copies of the Employment Standards Branch “self-help kit” for workers reporting pay disputes, Surrey, Aug. 28, 2019. A teachers’ union representative holds a banner behind to protest the lack of a new contract. (B.C. government)
(stock photo Pixabay)

COCULLO: Mental illness is not the new normal

With back to school, its time to deal with mental health again. Believe kids who are struggling

(stock photo Pixabay)

GUEST VIEW: Election should be about ideas not heroes

Darcy Repen believes there is a deficit of ideas in politics that leaves voters perennially let down

  • Aug 29, 2019
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).

COLUMN: ICBC is not just broke, it’s broken

Richard Truscott is B.C. and Alberta vice-president at Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Aug 28, 2019
Richard Truscott is the Vice-President, B.C. and Alberta, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (Submitted).
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is interrupted by protesters as she introduces Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for an announcement of a conservation project, Oak Bay, Aug. 19, 2019. (Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is interrupted by protesters as she introduces Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for an announcement of a conservation project, Oak Bay, Aug. 19, 2019. (Black Press Media)