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Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Bouncing back from a brain injury isn’t easy

‘We didn’t know how bad it was until I tried to return to work’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Amy Reid’s last day with the ‘Surrey Now-Leader’ was Monday, Nov. 23. (File photo)

REID: My passion for helping the vulnerable continues – just not with ‘Surrey Now-Leader’

Some of the happiest and most fulfilling memories have been with this newspaper and this team

  • Nov 26, 2020
Amy Reid’s last day with the ‘Surrey Now-Leader’ was Monday, Nov. 23. (File photo)
April Lewis

PENINSULA ZOOMERS: Ridin’ with Biden will be better, but not perfect for Canada

Call us Zoomers, please! That was the title of the first column…

  • Nov 19, 2020
April Lewis
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COLUMN: Let there be lights – lots and lots of lights

In a dismal year like this, it’s not too soon to decorate for Christmas

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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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COLUMN: Some days, you just need the juice

One of the best things about journalism is being among the first in the know

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SIMPSON: It doesn’t matter who polices Surrey if lenient courts keep coddling criminals

Until courts and MPs toughen up, it doesn’t matter what kind of uniform brings bad guys in

  • Nov 5, 2020
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According to Facebook’s analytics department, total messaging is up more than 50 per cent over the last month in countries that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus. (Contributed)

ZYTARUK: Speaking of the truth, and nothing but…

As timeless as the stars, the truth remains constant. It is also purity defined

  • Nov 4, 2020
According to Facebook’s analytics department, total messaging is up more than 50 per cent over the last month in countries that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus. (Contributed)
B.C.’s parliament building, Victoria. (Photo: Tom Fletcher)

ZYTARUK: Votes come at a premium price. Time to pay the tab

Promises are rained upon the voting public much like confetti being blasted from the maw of a cannon, or particles of ash spewn from an erupting volcano

  • Oct 27, 2020
B.C.’s parliament building, Victoria. (Photo: Tom Fletcher)
Alex Browne

COLUMN: Extolling the virtues of the virtual

While it’s tough to find an upside to COVID-19, some things are now more efficient

Alex Browne
COLUMN: We are all still in this together

COLUMN: We are all still in this together

Is putting in effort or making a sacrifice worthwhile if we can’t count on a reward?

  • Oct 8, 2020
COLUMN: We are all still in this together
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ZYTARUK: Mandatory fees make it hard on post-secondary students

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks

COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks

Does the anonymity that results from wearing a mask give some more reason to be rude?

COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks
ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

If you sometimes feel like you’re running Hell’s Gate on a pool noodle, you’re not alone

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between
COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’

COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’

When you seldom see another human being, does it even matter what you wear?

COLUMN: Time dress down, mask-up and embrace ‘pandemic chic’
COLUMN: When it comes to rigging poll, only skill, motivation lacking

COLUMN: When it comes to rigging poll, only skill, motivation lacking

Outcry over glitching poll misplaced, but understandable

  • Aug 20, 2020
COLUMN: When it comes to rigging poll, only skill, motivation lacking
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
A pair of Victorian-era binoculars were found at White Rock’s Salvation Army Thrift Store. As it turns out, the binoculars have a unit connection to WWI. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COLUMN: White Rock thrift-store venture brings focus to world war

Mystery solved: Internet historians help piece together story on discovered treasure

A pair of Victorian-era binoculars were found at White Rock’s Salvation Army Thrift Store. As it turns out, the binoculars have a unit connection to WWI. (Aaron Hinks photo)
COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear

Segment of society has been training for this our whole lives

COLUMN: For Generation X, COVID-19 isolation just something to grin and bear
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SIMPSON: Before losing your cool, make sure the screw that’s loose isn’t yours

Being quick to blame others can be humbling when the problem really lies with you

  • Jul 8, 2020
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