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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
Painful Truth: Most boring federal election ever?

Painful Truth: Most boring federal election ever?

The party leaders are dull and not throwing out a lot of interesting ideas

Painful Truth: Most boring federal election ever?
A senior citizen in its natural habitat – Qualicum Beach. (Black Press Media files)

Painful Truth: Boom and bust for towns welcoming B.C. seniors

What happens to B.C.’s retirement towns when there aren’t any more retirees?

A senior citizen in its natural habitat – Qualicum Beach. (Black Press Media files)
Loggers at work in Langley in the 1890s. Once covered in old-growth forests, Langley and the rest of Metro Vancouver was logged flat more than a century ago. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)

Painful Truth: Green space and green growth often at odds in Langley

How do we build an eco-friendly community, develop housing, and preserve tree cover?

Loggers at work in Langley in the 1890s. Once covered in old-growth forests, Langley and the rest of Metro Vancouver was logged flat more than a century ago. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)
McGregor Says: Summer jobs open doors

McGregor Says: Summer jobs open doors

The want ads changed the course of many people’s lives

  • Jul 24, 2019
McGregor Says: Summer jobs open doors
Painful Truth: Drawing (and re-drawing) lines on maps

Painful Truth: Drawing (and re-drawing) lines on maps

City boundaries are artificial – the question is, how do we make them work for us?

Painful Truth: Drawing (and re-drawing) lines on maps
Painful Truth: Fraser Institute school rankings useless without context

Painful Truth: Fraser Institute school rankings useless without context

The top schools ensure their success by filtering for students who are already succeeding

Painful Truth: Fraser Institute school rankings useless without context
Painful Truth: Willoughby and Walnut Grove took diverging paths

Painful Truth: Willoughby and Walnut Grove took diverging paths

Two philosophies of community design play out on either side of Highway One

Painful Truth: Willoughby and Walnut Grove took diverging paths
Restoration Project Chief Architect Philippe Villeneuve gives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Rector-Archpriest of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Patrick Chauvet a tour of the remains of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

McGregor Says: Build at home before overseas

Jim McGregor writes about spending money at home versus on a French cathedral

  • May 29, 2019
Restoration Project Chief Architect Philippe Villeneuve gives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Rector-Archpriest of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Patrick Chauvet a tour of the remains of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Dax, the cat who owns the human who writes this column. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: How to train your human

Cats are hard to train to do tricks. But they’re pretty good at training us.

Dax, the cat who owns the human who writes this column. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)