Allan’s Amblings

Amblings from columnist Allan Wishart


We’re just over halfway through September, and it seems that the month will live up to its reputation in Prince George of being four seasons […]

Change your driving with the seasons


I worked in newspapers for more than 20 years before I joined CFIS radio a couple of years ago. At first, when I started with […]

It’s all about asking questions



You can’t say the weather didn’t cooperate with the B.C. Northern Exhibition on the weekend. A bit of wind, the occasional little sprinkle of rain, […]

Catching up with friends at the BCNE



Saturday evening, I had the feeling of being in a time warp – twice. When I stepped out of Kin 1 at about 8 p.m., […]

When darkness falls


In The Republic, Plato wrote (but not in English, of course), “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is […]

Something about nothing


And so we come to August. It’s one of only two months named after a person, as opposed to a mythological being or a number. […]

The august month of August




As of tomorrow, it will be 48 years since Neil Armstrong took “one small step”. Hard as it may be for some people to believe, […]

Take me to the moon


As I write this last Monday morning, Prince George is feeling the effects of the forest fires which are ravaging the province, without actually being […]

Memories of fires past


Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday, dear Canada. Happy birthday to you. Place doesn’t look too bad for 150 years. Oh […]

Not looking too bad for 150