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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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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7, 2019. (File photo)

Curt Taylor Griffiths: With new police force, Surrey will return to its roots

While men and women of RCMP have served admirably, Surrey has outgrown Mountie model

  • Jun 18, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7, 2019. (File photo)
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COLUMN: Fraser Valley lawyers warn ‘numerous criminal matters dangle on the precipice of oblivion’

Letter signed by 20 defence lawyers to provincial government says COVID-19 court delays need to end

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COLUMN: Getting back to normal is just a matter of time

COLUMN: Getting back to normal is just a matter of time

During COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of time has often become irrelevant

COLUMN: Getting back to normal is just a matter of time
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’

Now that B.C. has officially entered Phase Two of measures to stem…

COLUMN: Let’s consider what we agree to think of as ‘normal’
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

Mental health professionals helping deal with emotional fallout of a global pandemic

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers
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ZYTARUK: Spanish flu offers good lesson in re-opening during pandemic

Governments are under immense pressure to ease restrictions, considering their inability to control the crowd that’s already liberated itself from the ravages of common sense

  • May 13, 2020
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Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls

COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls

‘Echo pandemic’ will likely be seen in the ongoing effect on people’s mental health

  • Apr 30, 2020
COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls
OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk

OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk

Regular excercise with social interaction still possible – and necessary

OFF TOPIC: Walking the walk while talking the talk
COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park

COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park

In this age of self-isolation, the smiles, the waves, the hellos are out in force.

  • Apr 23, 2020
COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative