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The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

 

Social and physical distancing signs are pictured on the floors of various business have become common. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Painful Truth: Greetings from Phase 2

Some of us never left Phase 2 of the re-opening. Some never left Phase 1.

 

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LETTER: Former cop responds to Langley columnist’s piece on defunding police

Surrey man spotlights initiatives for mental health and social work situations

  • Jun 19, 2020

 

Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his father Andrew sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Happy Father’s Day

What will COVID-19 mean when it comes to celebrating the fathers in our life?

Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his father Andrew sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ryan’s Regards: Farewell to Langley landmarks

Gabby’s Country Cabaret and Mary’s British Store will be missed

Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a meeting with EU leaders at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec on Thursday, June 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Painful Truth: Should Canada join the European Union?

It’s a weird question, but in a weird age maybe we need new alliances

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a meeting with EU leaders at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec on Thursday, June 7, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks chat before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton on Tuesday May 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Painful Truth: Short term goals needed on climate action

Politicians are arguing along predictable lines but not working on immediate goals

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Jason Nixon, Minister of Environment and Parks chat before the speech from the throne is delivered in Edmonton on Tuesday May 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Painful Truth: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Painful Truth: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Painful Truth: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Painful Truth: Too easy to fall into paranoia about virus

Our columnist can feel the creeping coronavirus panic

National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson
Merry Christmas! (Langley Advance Times files)

A Christmas fable, continued

Jim McGregor finishes his story of a hardscrabble Christmas in Langley

Merry Christmas! (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley fable for Christmas

A Langley fable for Christmas

Part one of Jim McGregor’s tale of the holiday season

  • Dec 20, 2019
A Langley fable for Christmas
In this Aug. 27, 2017 photo, the Christopher Columbus statue stands at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle in New York. A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has new momentum but the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also prompted howls of outrage from some Italian Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
In this Aug. 27, 2017 photo, the Christopher Columbus statue stands at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle in New York. A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has new momentum but the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also prompted howls of outrage from some Italian Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer. (The Canadian Press)

Painful Truth: Replacing Scheer won’t solve Conservatives’ big problem

What kind of a party are they going to have to be if they want to beat Trudeau?

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer. (The Canadian Press)
We already shut down Fraser Highway to car traffic several times a year – why not make it permanent? (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Three ideas for Langley you’re going to hate

Radical surgery on the transit arteries of Langley

We already shut down Fraser Highway to car traffic several times a year – why not make it permanent? (Langley Advance Times files)
Frankly Speaking: Compare candidates, be sure to vote

Frankly Speaking: Compare candidates, be sure to vote

Info is out there to make an informed decision

Frankly Speaking: Compare candidates, be sure to vote
Painful Truth: To get to a public transit utopia, stop subsidizing parking
Painful Truth: To get to a public transit utopia, stop subsidizing parking
Painful Truth: Sun editor’s apology for op-ed rings hollow

Painful Truth: Sun editor’s apology for op-ed rings hollow

The xenophobic piece should never have run in a major newspaper

Painful Truth: Sun editor’s apology for op-ed rings hollow
Odd Thoughts: Madness hovers over unscheduled upload

Odd Thoughts: Madness hovers over unscheduled upload

Technology is enough to drive us mad

  • Sep 6, 2019
Odd Thoughts: Madness hovers over unscheduled upload
Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics

There aren’t easy answers to hard problems

Painful Truth: Common sense won’t save our politics