Columnists

Odd Thoughts: As much fat as you can swallow

The average person packs on the pounds during the holidays.

  • Dec 12, 2018

Painful Truth: Social media a miserable experience in the professional trenches

The weird incentives that mean Facebook doesn’t care about its own users.

Odd Thoughts: Joy interpreted through muted colour

Langley Advance columnist hopes the Christmas lights illuminate the first time they are plugged in.

  • Dec 5, 2018
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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

Painful Truth: Housing crash might proceed in slow motion

It took years for previous housing crashes to settle out in the past.

Odd Thoughts: Trade rakes for bailing buckets

Langley columnist Bob Groeneveld says denying climate change won’t keep the water from rising.

  • Nov 28, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again

B.C. legislature speaker’s latest self-serving move is incredible

Odd Thoughts: Excuses for lazy people

Langley Advance columnist Bob Groeneveld reminds residents that the referendum vote deadline nears.

  • Nov 21, 2018

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • Nov 20, 2018

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Social media leaves anyone with an opinion vulnerable to scorched-earth attacks

Demonize and dog-pile. If you disagree with me, you are not only wrong, you are evil. The enemy…

  • Nov 15, 2018

Painful Truth: Housing funding is long overdue

Low income projects like these could have prevented much of the homelessness crisis.

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

Wolf: Keeping score is part of life

Fun is always paramount in youth sports - but winning and losing provide valuable lessons

Fort Langley cenotaph: Men behind the names

Veteran Michael Major explains a research project that has left him in awe of soldiers who served.

  • Nov 8, 2018

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

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