Opinion

Painful Truth: Should Canada join the European Union?

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

 

Our View: Keep the border closed for now

Until both the U.S. and Canada have the pandemic under control, travel is unwise

  • May 15, 2020

 

WEB POLL: New quarantine hobbies?

Have you taken up a new hobby with your enforced at-home time?

  • May 5, 2020

 

Painful Truth: Sci-fi writers spin anxiety over change into stories

Want to predict the future? Don’t ask a writer

Painful Truth: Missing that crowded feeling

We’re in this together, but we’re also alone

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

Our View: Multiple ways to tackle community safety

More cops, more lights, and heading off danger before it starts

  • Feb 15, 2020

Painful Truth: Too easy to fall into paranoia about virus

Our columnist can feel the creeping coronavirus panic

WEB POLL: Is shutting down roads a valid form of protest

Blocking traffic in one way or another has become a frequent tactic

  • Feb 15, 2020

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Our View: Growing pains hurt in Langley

Development isn’t paying for itself, and we’re developing fast

  • Feb 8, 2020

Painful Truth: Rogue senator all too typical

Racism, especially against Indigenous Canadians, is still commonplace

Lost ancient kingdom sparked myths of King Arthur

The real history is most likely more interesting than the legends

Our View: Christmas cheer for all!

Take some time for family, and yourself this holiday season

  • Dec 25, 2019

A Christmas fable, continued

Jim McGregor finishes his story of a hardscrabble Christmas in Langley

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?

Our View: Developer donations a difficult issue

Can we do better when it comes to getting money out of politics?

  • Nov 6, 2019

WEB POLL: Tracking seniors with dementia

In the wake of several high-profile disappearances and deaths of seniors, what do you think?

  • Nov 4, 2019

Painful Truth: Western alienation is just a myth

Defining ‘the west’ as those who voted Conservative is a bad political strategy