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A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

 

Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021

 

Greyhound Canada announced May 13 it was closing operations permanently after more than a century of operation. (Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Goodbye to a never forgotten friend

Greyhound bus trips played a big role in columnist’s life

 

Lava from Kilauea volcano erupts in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP file)

Taylor: Volcanoes and other coincidences

Calendar columnist is two-for-two in volcano eruptions

  • Apr 15, 2021
Lava from Kilauea volcano erupts in the Leilani Estates neighborhood near Pahoa, Hawaii, July 14, 2018. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP file)
Life and faith columnist walked the walk Easter morning to the top of Spion Kop. (District of Lake Country)

Taylor: Singing to the sunrise Easter morning

Columnist walks the walk for an Easter sunrise service in the central Okanagan

  • Apr 8, 2021
Life and faith columnist walked the walk Easter morning to the top of Spion Kop. (District of Lake Country)
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In 2014, Parliament and the Canadian War Memorial were the sites of a terrorist attack.
(Canadian Press - Sean Kilpatrick)

Shouting it out loud: You can’t wish away addiction and mental illness

Who is John Vassilaki to say what is ‘normal’?

Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. In 2014, Parliament and the Canadian War Memorial were the sites of a terrorist attack.
(Canadian Press - Sean Kilpatrick)
A view of Revelstoke. (North Columbia Environmental Society)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: The housing market is changing Revelstoke

How many people do you know who have left because they can’t afford to buy a house?

A view of Revelstoke. (North Columbia Environmental Society)
The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Hint: It’s not Greg

Columnist gives inside look at office quiz about naming the four Beatles

The Beatles landing in the U.S. in 1964. (Contributed)
Voting is the number one, bare minimum way to have your voice heard by government. (File photo)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Want to make change? Here are some suggestions

As a citizen you have a voice, you just have to know who to talk to

Voting is the number one, bare minimum way to have your voice heard by government. (File photo)
Elections BC sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)

COLUMN: In praise of public servants

The snap election could have gone a lot less smoothly if not for the work of Elections BC officials

Elections BC sent out almost 700,000 mail voting packages as of Oct. 14 with just under 3.5 million registered voters. (Black Press Media File)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

Life and Faith column by Jim Taylor

  • Aug 13, 2020
What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?
Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: Bringing British Columbia’s stories to the screen

The movies are often American stories, with B.C. communities serving as stand-ins for U.S. locations

Crews prepare to film a holiday movie in Summerland on July 29, 2020 (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)

Mitchell’s Musings: Leading the way through a pandemic

Columnist Glenn Mitchell sings Dr. Bonnie Henry’s praises in his latest Musings

  • Jun 25, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix look on as Premier John Horgan discusses reopening the province’s economy in phases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference in the rotunda at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday May 6, 2020. (Chad Hipolito - The Canadian Press)
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell provides ins-and-outs of fertilizer and compost tea. (File photo)

A Gardener’s Diary: Offer plants a cup of compost tea

As I write this, it is still raining. The rain barrels are…

  • Jun 20, 2020
Gardening columnist Jocelyne Sewell provides ins-and-outs of fertilizer and compost tea. (File photo)
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

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

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1981 spray paints their names on Suicide Hill on 30th Avenue on June 27. (Submitted)

Mitchell’s Musings: On the road to reviving grad tradition

Columnist Glenn Mitchell looks at the once popular event of tagging Suicide Hill in Vernon

  • Jun 11, 2020
Vernon Senior Secondary Class of 1981 spray paints their names on Suicide Hill on 30th Avenue on June 27. (Submitted)
Heaton Place resident relations coordinator Carrie O’Neill said the residents are fortunate to have an in-house doctor. (File)

Armstrong retirement community fortunate to have in-house doctor

Columnist Carrie O’Neill shares Dr. America’s story since joining Heaton Place community

  • Jun 10, 2020
Heaton Place resident relations coordinator Carrie O’Neill said the residents are fortunate to have an in-house doctor. (File)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)

BOOMER TALK: Boomers and COVID-19

Columnist Carole Fawcett tackles pandemic and misrepresented information

  • May 21, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy the CDC)
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.