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Forestry in BC: time to pause and make a plan

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Written By Fran Yanor
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Nine months ago, Eric Arnold reached his limit with a 150-kilometre roundtrip daily commute from his home in Prince George to his job in Bear Lake.  “I was sick and tired of taking my life in my hands every time I got behind the wheel to go to work,” Arnold said.  Over a two-month span, […]

Dawson Creek residents combat crime ‘crisis’

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“We’re all law-abiding citizens who have had enough.” Tygh Lardner The eighth time thieves broke into his property, Dwaine Dilworth had had enough. He’d been running Glacier Mobile Glass in Dawson Creek for 14 years, with few thefts. But in the last few months, his company van was stolen, his equipment ransacked, and the fence […]

The quandary of mandatory care

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Written By Fran Yanor
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A small group of British Columbians trapped in a cycle of mental illness, addiction and repeating criminal behaviour are endangering public safety in communities across B.C. When Premier David Eby was Attorney General he said these individuals needed treatment, but would have to be compelled to do so. The quandary of mandatory care explores the […]

Navigating the brave new world of “safer” supply

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Written By Keith Norbury
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Six years after then-provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall declared a public health emergency, about six or seven people a day are dying of drug overdose in B.C. Calls for a bold response from government are escalating. The loudest voices belong to activists demanding safe supply — now more often called a “safer” supply — that go beyond […]