Columnists

COLUMN: Think B.C.’s employer health tax doesn’t affect you? Think again

Richard Truscott with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business talks about the payroll tax

  • Mar 9, 2019

MacDuff’s Call: A voice of reason shines through

‘Settle your disputes by peaceful means only.’

  • Mar 9, 2019

COLUMN: National internet access plan needed in next federal budget

Garth Frizzell is a Councillor for the City of Prince George and Second Vice President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

  • Mar 6, 2019
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Garibaldi Ridge temporary housing opens in Maple Ridge
Forget-Me-Not, Metis Rose: The Far West exhibit at ACT
Showing support for Rita Wong

B.C. VIEWS: Killer whales are the new polar bears of politics

Dip in southern resident orca population one of many since 1970s

On Cooking: Eat your way through Portugal

Food is life in so many ways.

  • Mar 3, 2019

Citizen’s Ink: Shine a light into public offices

‘Politicians are only human.’

  • Mar 2, 2019

COLUMN: This Pink Shirt Day, let’s stop with the slut-shaming

It’s the 21st century version of ‘witch,’ our columnist writes

MacDuff’s Call: Give local purchasers priority access to housing

Reducing foreign competition not a stand-alone solution.

  • Feb 23, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Untrending: More wisdom from the inbox

‘The death of long-form writing.’

  • Feb 17, 2019

Along the Fraser: When you know trees feel pain

‘Wounded trees don’t have to end up as stumps.’

  • Feb 16, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

MacDuff’s Call: What we can learn from ‘cell dad’

‘Negative impact on development of children from parents who spend too much time on smartphones.

  • Feb 9, 2019

Good Reads: Celebrating heritage at Maple Ridge library

Preserving heritage and local history is an important part of the work…

  • Feb 3, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

Untrending: Decluttering your Facebook space

‘Changes to Your Member Lists.’

  • Feb 3, 2019

Being Young: Food brings people together

But how we consume food is changing.

  • Feb 2, 2019

Citizen’s Ink: Books are not clutter

‘They are humanity’s connective tissue.’

  • Feb 2, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures