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B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s manufactured farmland crisis dies on the vine

Farmers no longer ‘persons’ to the Agricultural Land Commission

ZYTARUK: Canada apprenticeship incentive grants paint men only one-third worthy of help

Canada apprenticeship incentive grants offer women $6,000, men $2,000

B.C. VIEWS: Get up earlier, Americans control your clock too

B.C. must wait for Trump to decide on Daylight Saving Time

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

COLUMN: Not yet time to cut myself too much slack

One of the nice things about reaching “a certain age” is that…

  • Mar 8, 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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COLUMN: Important piece of Surrey’s history acknowledged

February was Black History Month in Canada, and Surrey council took a…

  • Mar 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

COLUMN: Shift in councils beginning to show

Major shifts on both Surrey and White Rock councils, demanded by voters…

  • Feb 27, 2019

COLUMN: Tough to feel secure with an extra 60 cents

Monthly increase to OAS doesn’t add up to much

COLUMN: Seattle to Surrey rail not yet a done deal

Premier John Horgan travelled to Seattle and Olympia last week for a…

  • Feb 20, 2019

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

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

COLUMN: Positive trends in municipal campaign spending

There were two positive trends in candidate spending on municipal election campaigns…

  • Feb 13, 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

ZYTARUK: Jabs leads to uppercuts as Surrey mayor, board of trade duke it out

Anita Huberman vs. Doug McCallum…?

  • Feb 8, 2019

COLUMN: When regional identity and family values collide

For decades, we Canadians have struggled with our national identity and what…

  • Feb 8, 2019

COLUMN: SkyTrain shooting brings Surrey policing discussion to forefront

Policing in Surrey has become an even hotter topic than it was…

  • Feb 6, 2019

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

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

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

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

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