Coralee Oakes

Column: A welcome restart

I am pleased to write this column and have the opportunity to acknowledge the resilience, strength and patience of those in the Cariboo.

Column: A busy summer filled with arts in the Cariboo

With summer underway it’s time to chart a course for participating in events and activities across the Cariboo!

Spring session busy and productive

MLA Coralee Oakes spells out recent activities in the legislature.

Columns: A social enterprise

ou may not be familiar with the term ‘social enterprise,’ but you’ve probably supported one.

Column: B.C.: an event hosting destination

Did you know more than 100 sport events are hosted across the province each year?

Column: Mount Polley on track for restart

Mining is a vital industry in our province that creates jobs and supports services like health and education that we all rely on.

Big success

Small businesses are the thriving heart of many British Columbian communities.

Column: Gibraltar award well deserved

Recently, Taseko’s Gibraltar mine earned the “Mineral Processor of the Year” Award from the Canadian Mineral Processors.

Column: Opportunities for single parents

Earning a living is an essential part of our lives, no matter who we are.

Column: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.

Column: Fun and Canada Games

The Canada Winter Games in Prince George are taking place until March 1.

Column: B.C. remains leader in red tape reduction

You may already know the majority of businesses in B.C. are small businesses.

Column: Wine on shelves

Whether it’s unwinding after a long day or accompanying a nice meal, few things beat a nice glass of wine — especially one from B.C.

A balanced budget

Some may find that the holidays are a more challenging time to stay on track with finances, especially with Christmas.

Report on mine remediation

I would like to begin this Mount Polley mine breach update by recognizing the contributions of all the ministries involved.

Get out and vote this municipal election

With the municipal election looming, residents across the Cariboo region are gearing up to go to the polls and vote.

Remembering the noble and the brave

We proudly wear the red poppy in remembrance of the noble and brave who were the fallen in the wars of our long history.

A salute to small business in B.C.

Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities and continue to be a key driver of job creation and economic growth.

Become an organ or tissue donor

Many of us know or have been touched by someone who has had a transplant or is in need of one.

Update on Mount Polley

It has been just over a month since the Mount Polley Mine incident.