Columnists

Odd Thoughts: Two great traditions preserved

A little bit of Langley newspaper history from a longtime editor and reporter.

  • Mar 8, 2019

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

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Langley skateboarder competes in world championships
Students in Langley run their own restaurant
A personal reno for Aldergrove home reno winner
Crash at Langley airport

Odd Thoughts: Oscars trumped by dream state

What happens when a political junkie dozes off during the Oscars.

  • Feb 28, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

Painful Truth: Why did Andrew Scheer speak at an event with a white nationalist?

Appearing at the same event as Faith Goldy shows Scheer’s judgment is lacking.

Odd Thoughts: Another little white pill needed

Modern medicine protects the heart from many ups and downs of politics.

  • Feb 21, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Painful Truth: Canada’s federal parties offer synchronized scandals

Each of the major parties is repeating old hits and getting into trouble.

Odd Thoughts: Speed and need for speed both surprising

Langley columnist Bob Groeneveld had a front-row seat for a house fire and learned a few things.

  • Feb 11, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

Painful Truth: Politicians follow where public opinion leads

Changing people’s minds is necessary to change policy.

Odd Thoughts: Gods freeze out maiden aunt

Langley Advance columnist Bob Groeneveld has a few words for nature on behalf of birds.

  • Feb 7, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

Painful Truth: Can’t even lead horses to water…

…much less make climate change deniers drink.

Odd Thoughts: The road to division

This year marks an anniversary for the TransCanada Highway.

  • Jan 30, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

McGregor Says: Hockey never really gets old

Columnist Jim McGregor share some fond and not so pleasant memories of hockey – in his day.

  • Jan 29, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Painful Truth: No, you don’t need that pickup truck

We sell too many heavy trucks and SUVs, and it’s literally killing people.