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PAINFUL TRUTH: Is the internet boring now?

It’s been around for 30 years, has the online world lost all its cool?

Former reporter and editor Ryan Uytdewilligen has penned a children’s book called This is Not my Story. (Special to Black Press Media)

GUEST COLUMN: Former Langley reporter pens children’s book based on stint at bookstore

Time in Langley inspired author to write This is Not My Story

  • Jun 4, 2023
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THE MOJ: Robinson’s time to shine

Lions’ receiver has breakthrough game in Regina

  • May 30, 2023
FILE - A worker wheels equipment past the famous Hollywood sign as preparations continue on March 8, 2023, for the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Stunt performer changed Hollywood from the shadows

You’ve seen Yakima Canutt and his work, but not known it was him on screen

FILE - A worker wheels equipment past the famous Hollywood sign as preparations continue on March 8, 2023, for the 95th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
A bubble machine kept this young visitor amused. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: May Day parade draws thousands to Fort Langley

Glover Road was packed for the 101st edition of the annual event

A bubble machine kept this young visitor amused. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Pacific Spaceport Complex located near Kodiak, Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Aerospace Corporation)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Where are the aliens?

The Drake Equation and Earth’s history as a big ball of goo

The Pacific Spaceport Complex located near Kodiak, Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Alaska Aerospace Corporation)
B.C. Lions Director of U.S. Scouting Ryan Rigmaiden loves training camp. (photo courtesy Bob Marjanovich)

THE MOJ: Finding good talent and good teammates a mission for B.C. Lions scout

Ryan Rigmaiden’s ongoing quest to find the right players makes training camp like Christmas morning

B.C. Lions Director of U.S. Scouting Ryan Rigmaiden loves training camp. (photo courtesy Bob Marjanovich)
Florida Panthers centre Sam Bennett (9) scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov (35) during second period, second round, game one, NHL Stanley Cup hockey action in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Florida is looking to continue its run against the Carolina Hurricanes in the upcoming Eastern Conference final. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

THE MOJ: Are you ready for a Dallas/Florida Stanley Cup final?

Looking to get back on track with NHL playoff predictions after nearly going ‘oh-fer’ in round two

Florida Panthers centre Sam Bennett (9) scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov (35) during second period, second round, game one, NHL Stanley Cup hockey action in Toronto, Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Florida is looking to continue its run against the Carolina Hurricanes in the upcoming Eastern Conference final. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Things have changed since this aerial photo of Fort Langley was taken in the 1950s. (Langley Centennial Museum collection)
Things have changed since this aerial photo of Fort Langley was taken in the 1950s. (Langley Centennial Museum collection)
The B.C. Lions unveiled their 60th anniversary logo in Vancouver, on Thursday May 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

THE MOJ: Phantom now ghosting Lions, but there was a time when he was the spirit of camp

Remembering the shadowy figure that kept CFL training camps honest for a generation

The B.C. Lions unveiled their 60th anniversary logo in Vancouver, on Thursday May 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard (98) lines up prior to WHL playoff hockey action against the Saskatoon Blades in Saskatoon, Sask., on Friday, March 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Did you think for even a moment the lottery balls would bounce the Canucks way?

History has shown Vancouver had no chance at homegrown B.C. superstar-in-waiting Connor Bedard

Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard (98) lines up prior to WHL playoff hockey action against the Saskatoon Blades in Saskatoon, Sask., on Friday, March 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
FILE - Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York. A racist text message from Tucker Carlson is what helped drive the commentator’s ouster from Fox News, The New York Times reports. The Times says that in a text uncovered as part of a recent defamation lawsuit, the former Fox host lamented how supporters of former President Donald Trump ganged up to beat a protester. “It’s not how white men fight,” Carlson wrote. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Supposing versus finding out

News is better than opinion, but less popular

FILE - Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York. A racist text message from Tucker Carlson is what helped drive the commentator’s ouster from Fox News, The New York Times reports. The Times says that in a text uncovered as part of a recent defamation lawsuit, the former Fox host lamented how supporters of former President Donald Trump ganged up to beat a protester. “It’s not how white men fight,” Carlson wrote. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams (8) runs for yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during first half CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, October 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

THE MOJ: It’s training camp time, and Lions’ optimism abounds

Team enters season hoping to build on last year’s strides, but also with questions needing answers

B.C. Lions quarterback Vernon Adams (8) runs for yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during first half CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, October 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron (37) stands with Garnet Hathaway (21) and Tomas Nosek (92) after losing to the Florida Panthers in overtime during Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

THE MOJ: After an amazing (and shocking) round one, predicting the NHL’s 2nd round

Trio of game 7 losses puts Marjanovich’s prediction record at 4-4 for the first round

Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron (37) stands with Garnet Hathaway (21) and Tomas Nosek (92) after losing to the Florida Panthers in overtime during Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Library users and supporters might have to put some skin in the game to keep the existing level of services available at local community libraries. (Black Press Media files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Libraries still unloved

Donations to local libraries could make such a difference

Library users and supporters might have to put some skin in the game to keep the existing level of services available at local community libraries. (Black Press Media files)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after an overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

THE MOJ: Seahawks fans may finally have reasons to love their team’s first round

Seattle’s picks on day one may be the best in the entire draft at their positions

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates after an overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
A group of nurses and doctors, all members of the group Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health, rallied in front of Nelson City Hall in a demonstration to urge governments for action on climate change and environmental degradation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

OUR PLANETARY HEALTH: Nurses have an ethical duty to advocate for climate justice

Why would nurses care about climate change? This is a question I…

  • Apr 28, 2023
A group of nurses and doctors, all members of the group Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health, rallied in front of Nelson City Hall in a demonstration to urge governments for action on climate change and environmental degradation. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
BC United leader Kevin Falcon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

PAINFUL TRUTH: What’s in a party name?

BC United just the latest party to represent the centre-right over 80 years

BC United leader Kevin Falcon. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

THE MOJ: schadenfreude confuses me, except in the case of Toronto

Concept of Toronto equals Canada not something national networks - or some fans - quite understand

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during second half basketball action in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Former B.C. Lion Herman Smith is poised to be reunited with this ring he lost more than 20 years ago. (courtesy Bob Marjanovich)

THE MOJ: Found B.C. Lions Grey Cup ring reveals a story of redemption

Herman Smith has come a long way from the man who lost his ring in a Montreal hotel room

Former B.C. Lion Herman Smith is poised to be reunited with this ring he lost more than 20 years ago. (courtesy Bob Marjanovich)