Lance Peverley

The press hall where Peace Arch News is printed. (Harv Toews photo)

COLUMN: A place of privilege, pride and a tinge of pain

PAN editor Lance Peverley reflects on the 12 years since his last job interview

The press hall where Peace Arch News is printed. (Harv Toews photo)
A still frame from the 1949 MGM musical, Neptune’s Daughter. Curiously the song Baby It’s Cold Outside – which won the Academy Award for best song – replaced another, “(I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China,” as the latter was deemed inappropriate by the Hayes Office. (MGM photo)

COLUMN: Time for one last verse as Christmas nears

Newspaper writer aims – in penultimate column – for a unique, non-controversial way to sign off

A still frame from the 1949 MGM musical, Neptune’s Daughter. Curiously the song Baby It’s Cold Outside – which won the Academy Award for best song – replaced another, “(I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China,” as the latter was deemed inappropriate by the Hayes Office. (MGM photo)
Official statements from the cities of Surrey and White Rock in recent days suggest a disconnect between elected officials and city staff, writes columnist Lance Peverley. (www.surrey.ca, www.whiterockcity.ca images, with slash effect created by Freepik)

COLUMN: Mixed messages on who speaks for cities

Two proclamations from two cities leaves one wondering if politicians, city staff on same page

Official statements from the cities of Surrey and White Rock in recent days suggest a disconnect between elected officials and city staff, writes columnist Lance Peverley. (www.surrey.ca, www.whiterockcity.ca images, with slash effect created by Freepik)
Surrey Doug McCallum is sworn in, just minutes before voting to end the RCMP contract with the city. (City of Surrey photo)

COLUMN: Not just would-be voters caught by surprise

Surrey and White Rock election results proved it’s important to pay attention

Surrey Doug McCallum is sworn in, just minutes before voting to end the RCMP contract with the city. (City of Surrey photo)
South Surrey-White Rock MP Gordie Hogg’s Facebook post from Oct. 15, 2018.

COLUMN: Glowing kudos and ‘non-endorsements’

MP’s high praise for a White Rock candidate – then clarification – doesn’t come off as advertised

South Surrey-White Rock MP Gordie Hogg’s Facebook post from Oct. 15, 2018.
The City of Surrey says it has removed more than 1,000 campaign signs that violate the city’s election sign rules. (Lauren Collins photo)

COLUMN: A sign that some criticism of politicians can be off-course

Elected officials in Surrey and beyond have lost votes for less than a poorly placed campaign sign

The City of Surrey says it has removed more than 1,000 campaign signs that violate the city’s election sign rules. (Lauren Collins photo)
COLUMN: We deserve more than the party line

COLUMN: We deserve more than the party line

Civic politicians too often step up… only to fade into the background, writes Lance Peverley

COLUMN: We deserve more than the party line
From left: members of the Alberni Valley Pride Society cut a ribbon last July on Vancouver Island; a volunteer in Alberta paints a rainbow crosswalk in Maskwacis this week; and a Fernie Secondary work party paints a rainbow crosswalk last year. (Elena Rardon/contributed/Ezra Black photos)

COLUMN: Miscalculating support for anti-rainbow cause

Hijacked poll shows how far some will go to show that their opinion is not in the minority

From left: members of the Alberni Valley Pride Society cut a ribbon last July on Vancouver Island; a volunteer in Alberta paints a rainbow crosswalk in Maskwacis this week; and a Fernie Secondary work party paints a rainbow crosswalk last year. (Elena Rardon/contributed/Ezra Black photos)
COLUMN: The bigger the bias, the louder they call

COLUMN: The bigger the bias, the louder they call

If you have yet to make up your mind, the best news articles are the ones that leave you perplexed

COLUMN: The bigger the bias, the louder they call
COLUMN: It’s time for a serious look at silly season

COLUMN: It’s time for a serious look at silly season

It’s too easy to give politicians a pass in back-to-back elections, writes Lance Peverley

COLUMN: It’s time for a serious look at silly season
Newsprint rolls through the presses at Black Press, publisher of Peace Arch News. (Harvey Toews photo)

COLUMN: In the beginning was the (printed) word

Driven to distraction reading online news, columnist Lance Peverley pays tribute to newsprint

Newsprint rolls through the presses at Black Press, publisher of Peace Arch News. (Harvey Toews photo)
Liberal Gordie Hogg and Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay were considered the two South Surrey-White Rock frontrunners out of a field of seven candidates. (Lance Peverley photos)

COLUMN: Miscalculations along the way

South Surrey-White Rock vote was no byelection by the numbers

Liberal Gordie Hogg and Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay were considered the two South Surrey-White Rock frontrunners out of a field of seven candidates. (Lance Peverley photos)
COLUMN: Return of racism imperils all of us

COLUMN: Return of racism imperils all of us

We as a society agree racism is bad, but there are differing viewpoints on what racism is

COLUMN: Return of racism imperils all of us
VIDEO: Cloverdale reception centre welcomes wildfire evacuees

VIDEO: Cloverdale reception centre welcomes wildfire evacuees

Surrey is lending a helping hand to some of the 13,000 evacuees displaced by the B.C. wildfires

VIDEO: Cloverdale reception centre welcomes wildfire evacuees
VIDEO: Man facing ‘serious charges’ after fleeing through South Surrey berry fields

VIDEO: Man facing ‘serious charges’ after fleeing through South Surrey berry fields

RCMP say burned-out truck on scene was stolen from Maple Ridge

  • Jul 16, 2017
VIDEO: Man facing ‘serious charges’ after fleeing through South Surrey berry fields
COLUMN: Lies, damned lies and counting on our votes

COLUMN: Lies, damned lies and counting on our votes

Remember a time when the very act of knowingly uttering an untruth would destroy a political career?

COLUMN: Lies, damned lies and counting on our votes
OPINION: Comfortable ‘news’ not hard to find

OPINION: Comfortable ‘news’ not hard to find

If you seek only news that confirms your political sensibilities, there are many options

OPINION: Comfortable ‘news’ not hard to find
COLUMN: Regardless of who leads, they’re all in the minority

COLUMN: Regardless of who leads, they’re all in the minority

Final election results should serve as a wake-up call for leaders of B.C.’s political parties

COLUMN: Regardless of who leads, they’re all in the minority
COLUMN: Election decisions not easy for all of us

COLUMN: Election decisions not easy for all of us

Some candidates seem to be all about the race, not about the finish line

COLUMN: Election decisions not easy for all of us
The countdown to the end of 2016 – even for those who have shared a horrible year – means little

COLUMN: How we judge the measure of a year

The countdown to the end of 2016 – even for those who have shared a horrible year – means little, writes Lance Peverley.

The countdown to the end of 2016 – even for those who have shared a horrible year – means little