Coralee Oakes

Column: Not all heroes wear capes

In the words of the McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department, not all heroes wear capes.

Combating invasive species

As spring arrives, bringing warmer weather and new blooms, some of these plants and weeds may not be native species but invasive species.

Columns: Supporting health care

Improving health care options is important to all of us. People have specific health care needs.

Column: Domestic violence not OK

Our government announced the largest ever one-time investment in community crime prevention and victim support services.

COLUMN: Supporting small business

Congratulations to all the nominees at the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and Business Excellence Awards.

COLUMN: Sign your child up

Do you have young children or grandchildren? You can help create successful futures for them.

COLUMN: Throne speech outlines vision

Last, week the fifth session of the 40th parliament began with the speech from the Throne, delivered by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon.

COLUMN: Upcoming legislative session

The legislative session begins on Feb. 9. During it, our government will continue to work to grow our strong and diverse economy.

COLUMNS: Looking ahead in 2016

I hope you all had a happy and restful holiday season.

Take a staycation this holiday season

MLA Oakes encourages stay cations during the holiday season

COLUMNS: Supporting skills training through new ranching program at TRU

Our government wants to help equip British Columbians with the skills they need to get good-paying family-supporting jobs.

COLUMNS: Support the Salvation Army

Hard to believe that winter is just around the corner.

Columns: Honouring our legion

This Remembrance Day, we have so much be grateful for including the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 here in Williams Lake.

Columns: Small business innovation in B.C.

To recognize young entrepreneurs, our government has launched the new Celebrate Entrepreneurship Award with Junior Achievement BC.

Column: Supporting manufacturing

Oct 11-17 is Manufacturing Week in B.C. and an opportunity to showcase how manufacturing contributes to B.C.’s strong and growing economy.

Column: Small business is heart and soul

There is no denying the importance of small business to B.C.’s economy.

Column: Single-parent initiative

With September now upon us, many families in our community are busy going back to school.

Column: Back to school

If there is a single tangible gift that one generation can pass to another — it would be an education.

Column: New role, new responsibilities

It has been an honour to spend two years in the role of Minister for Community Sport and Cultural Development.

Column: Mount Polley, one year later

It’s been a year since our community learned about a large and unprecedented breach at the Mount Polley Mine tailings storage facility.