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Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)

EDITORIAL: Won’t somebody think of the chickens?

Observer editor Adam Louis brainstorms new advertising slogans

Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)
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LETTER: Preparing for the second COVID-19 wave

Deb Schulte, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, outlines gov’t plans for second wave prep

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REAL ESTATE: Transformative lifestyle choices spur 2020 land rush

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks discusses long-lasting effects on real estate due to COVID-19

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EDITORIAL: Be responsible now, save the world later

Editor Adam Louis stresses the need to protect yourself from preventable harm

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A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
EDITORIAL: Crowd-borne claustrophobia and beachgoers galore

EDITORIAL: Crowd-borne claustrophobia and beachgoers galore

Observer editor Adam Louis says frustration is healthy, but only to a point

EDITORIAL: Crowd-borne claustrophobia and beachgoers galore
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

COLUMN: Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
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REAL ESTATE: Recreating the “Guest Experience”

The hospitality and recreation industry should embrace changes, Freddy Marks says

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LETTER: Investing in parks means investing in community wellbeing

Karen MacSwain of Hope says invest more in B.C. parks

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EDITORIAL: The do’s and don’ts of riding high during COVID-19

Observer editor Adam Louis reminds readers not to get complacent

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LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Reporter’s View: Licence plate hate, on the rise

The other day I was subjected to a phenomenon that has gained…

My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
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LETTER: Thank you, OK Tire Agassiz!

Roger Bjaanes of Harrison Hot Springs applauds some great customer service

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Steve “Elvis” Elliot and Grace Storteboom share a socially-distanced romantic moment during her 90th birthday celebration. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)

LETTER: An unforgettable birthday

Grace Storteboom of Agassiz thanks everyone for an amazing birthday

Steve “Elvis” Elliot and Grace Storteboom share a socially-distanced romantic moment during her 90th birthday celebration. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)
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LETTER: Ticketed and Ticked

Wayne Northey of Agassiz is hopping mad about his parking ticket

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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
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REAL ESTATE: Your House Has Become More Than Just Home Base

Real Estate columnist Freddy Marks notes rural property demand is growing

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Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

Finlayson: B.C.’s economy devastated by pandemic – and the measures taken to contain it

‘Policy-makers should be acutely sensitive to the financial health of the overall business sector’

  • Jun 24, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)