Columnists

COLUMN: Perfecting my psychedelic poppies, Zaslove-style

Reporter Will Johnson participated in Rotary’s Corks and Canvas fundraiser this week.

COLUMN: Three days at the Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival

Star reporter Will Johnson attended the sold-out extravaganza last weekend.

COLUMN: Three days at the Shambhala Music Festival

Reporter Will Johnson drove out to the Salmo River ranch for the 19th annual bacchanal.

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          COLUMN: Three days at the Tiny Lights Festival

          Reporter Will Johnson met musicians, danced with a baby and was immortalized in tin at this year’s Ymir festival.

          COLUMN: An open letter to Bergen Geddis, the mountain dweller

          Will Johnson addresses former Star reporter Sam Van Schie’s newborn daughter.

          COLUMN: I love the way you lift

          Will Johnson competed in his second Olympic weightlifting competition this weekend.

          COLUMN: Making room for meditation

          Star reporter Will Johnson investigates out how to cope when your mind is a dumpster fire.

          COLUMN: When Ryan met Kate, a Nelson Love Story

          Star reporter Will Johnson attended a quintessentially Kootenay wedding in Gyro Park this weekend.

          B.C. VIEWS: Bills come due at BC Hydro

          Decades of political interference and deferred maintenance, not private power contracts, are behind the push for big rate increases

          B.C. VIEWS: This is your province on weed

          Marijuana is touted as a miracle drug in an unregulated market, with liquor stores touted for recreational sales

          BC VIEWS: Coastal protection isn’t a pipeline issue

          Kinder Morgan oilsands expansion would put another 420 ships on the water a year, out of 6,200 passing through Port of Vancouver

          • Nov 8th, 2016

          BC VIEWS: Racial prejudice in modern B.C.

          A racist tirade caught on video illustrates a stubborn streak of ignorance, where many people don't know what 'Indian' actually means

          • Nov 1st, 2016

          BC VIEWS: Site C dam, our latest global villain

          Now environmentalists want UN investigation of Peace River dam, based on claims rejected in federal-provincial assessment

          BC VIEWS: Clark’s ‘jobs plan’ spins faster

          Premier Christy Clark's signature marketing vehicle steers toward technology and 'climate action' jobs, yet to be defined

          • Jan 31st, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

          Youth in care, hiring teachers, mental health and drug addiction hot topics as legislature resumes

          • Feb 15th, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Fake news is all around us

          Jane Fonda's tour of Fort McMurray, latest well-publicized Gitxsan dissident lawsuit the latest examples of our fake news

          • Jan 17th, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Flu fallacies are costing us all

          People going to emergency rooms and doctors' offices to demand influenza treatment are making matters worse

          • Jan 24th, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Making health care ‘free’ again

          Premier Christy Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong said MSP premiums send an important signal. Not any more

          • Feb 28th, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Voter’s guide to carbon taxes

          NDP's John Horgan has completed his transition to climate warrior, now that Justin Trudeau has made it mandatory

          • Feb 7th, 2017

          BC VIEWS: Zombie HST and other tax tales

          Could some version of the harmonized sales tax return to B.C.? If Christy Clark is re-elected, it's possible

          • Feb 21st, 2017