Columnists

Proposed law could treat serious offenders lightly

If Bill C-75 passes in its present form, criminals of various kinds will almost certainly be heartened and emboldened by the prospect of lighter penalties.

Painful Truth: U.S. could take a lesson from Canada’s gerrymandered past

Democracy is better when politicians don’t draw the lines on the maps.

Odd Thoughts: Horrifying price needs to be remembered

Columnist Bob Groeneveld looks at the first Remembrance Day in Langley.

  • Nov 7, 2018
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Out and about in Langley March 23
Darvonda Glow
Impress TV: behind the scenes
Out and about in Langley, Wednesday, March 20

McGregor Says: From a different perspective

Remembrance Day flybys take on varied meaning for one older veteran.

  • Nov 7, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Going back to the disco era of labour relations

NDP may remove restrictions on school strikes, union sign-ups

B.C. dentist fills a need in the world’s poorest countries

What we do gives people hope. It’s a good feeling to help people who have so little”

  • Nov 3, 2018

Painful Truth: Housing market adding to Langley traffic jams

Development patterns are skewing which roads we use the most.

Odd Thoughts: Voting referendum beyond understanding

PropRep, free votes, strategic voting and political parties – the ins and outs of different systems.

  • Oct 31, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: The conquest of rural B.C. nears completion

Chapter three: control MLA selection from party headquarters

GUEST COLUMN: Proportional representation curbs extremist movements

Pioneer of B.C. electoral reform argues for yes vote in referendum

  • Oct 27, 2018

Painful Truth: Modern police newer than we think

Get in your time machine and go back two centuries. No police force.

‘Mild’ surprises in Langley election results

Some notable changes at both council tables

  • Oct 24, 2018

Odd Thoughts: Neither polio nor the fight against it are finished

Langley Advance columnist Bob Groeneveld delves into the modern-day fight against a killer disease.

  • Oct 24, 2018

McGregor Says: Many opportunities to serve your community

With the election over, unsuccesful candidates can volunteer their time, writes our columnist

  • Oct 24, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

  • Oct 21, 2018

Painful Truth: Homelessness is the only issue on Langley ballots

Reporter Matthew Claxton said reducing homelessness should be a focus for those elected.

Odd Thoughts: Consciousness legally deeper today

The rules governing marijuana sound like they were dreamed up at a pot party.

  • Oct 17, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

Painful Truth: Are we wise enough to avoid climate catastrophe?

I’m not hopeful we’ll escape the rising temperatures of global climate change.