Category Archives: Features

Bear Awareness

Eva Jagt Bears. Huge, hairy bundles of who knows what will happen. Yes, they are magnificent and absolutely spectacular to admire—from a distance. Take pictures, enjoy their existence, but leave…

Scams and spams

Trent Ernst, Editor I recently got the strangest scam email I’ve ever seen. The contents were pretty familiar. “Dear Ernst,” it said. “I am an accountant and independent underwriter, I…

YMM Fire 2016

Families flee Fort Mac fires for Tumbler Ridge

Trent Ernst, Editor Sunday, May 1. In the forests southwest of Fort McMurray, smoke starts to rise from MWF-009, the ninth wildfire of the year in the Fort Mac area….

Mining Week 2016: Once a miner

Quick question. By show of hands, how many of you are still actively employed in the mining industry? Okay, another question, how many of you out there consider yourselves miners,…

Mother's day family childhood and people concept - loving daughter kissing mother happy young mom and child in warm sunny summer day on the nature

We love you, moms

Trent Ernst, Editor We know, you’ve heard it before. But you never get tired of it, do you. Four simple words: I love you, mom. A few more words. I,…

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Remembering lives lost on the job

Trent Ernst, Editor April 28 will be the Day of Mourning, when workers across the country remember people who got sick or were injured or killed on the job. In…