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Certain apps can make users more mindful of their social media use. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

KITTERINGHAM: Why I unfollowed 500 social media accounts this month

Social media was depressing me, so I did something about it

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OPINION: High income taxes make B.C. less attractive and productive

Horgan government increased B.C.’s top personal income tax rate from 14.7 per cent to 20.5 per cent

  • Feb 1, 2023
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LETTERS: Lifting the lid on White Rock’s multi-family trash/recycling collection

Editor: There is a line in one of Leonard Cohen’s more popular…

  • Feb 2, 2023
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LETTERS: Private collection means more noise and pollution and higher fees

Editor: Not only are there many waste retrieval companies picking up garbage…

  • Feb 2, 2023
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LETTERS: Private garbage, recycling collection has worked well for White Rock complex

Editor: Thank you to White Rock councillors for keeping multi-family waste collection…

  • Feb 2, 2023
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LETTERS: Car ownership still a necessity for many in Metro Vancouver

Editor: Re: We live at the mercy of automobile culture, Jan. 19…

  • Feb 2, 2023
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Rating systems are in place for everything now and Brenda isn't having it.

OFF TOPIC: My feedback? Stop begging for feedback

‘How would you rate this Google experience?” This sentence actually popped up…

Rating systems are in place for everything now and Brenda isn't having it.
Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Anna Burns)

OUR VIEW: 15 of 16 spots on Surrey committees is more of the same

Surrey Connect’s grip on 15 of 16 appointments to Surrey’s Select Committees of Council supports notion that in politics the more things change, the more they stay the same

  • Feb 1, 2023
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David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)

OPINION: Warrant issued for Chilliwack’s David Lee Roth wannabe who jumped bail

David Kuntz-Angel a no-show Monday for his B.C. Supreme Court underage sex trial’s closing arguments

David Lee Roth (left) and the Chilliwack man who for years has impersonated him, David Kuntz-Angel (right). Kuntz-Angel was convicted on Aug. 2, 2019 of various counts connected to sex with an underage girl. A mistrial was declared and now the trial continues Jan. 30, 2023. (Twitter/Brantford Expositor)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
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FINLAYSON: 2023 could be one of the weakest years for B.C. home sales in two decades

Despite market volatility, the long-term fundamentals for housing in B.C. remain attractive

  • Jan 27, 2023
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
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LETTERS: Four long years ahead with new White Rock council

Editor: Once again, on Monday, Jan. 16, White Rock City Council voted…

  • Jan 26, 2023
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LETTERS: White Rock condo, townhouse owners abandoned by council on garbage/recycling collection

Editor: Re: Multi-family, commerical waste collection to remain private, Jan. 19 When…

  • Jan 26, 2023
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LETTERS: Peninsula seems to be experiencing a property-theft crime wave

Editor: When we moved to the South Surrey/White Rock area, we were…

  • Jan 26, 2023
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AND FRANKLY: Hard choices to be made about Surrey’s farmland

Keeping agricultural land in production is more challenging than ever as urban uses encroach

  • Jan 26, 2023
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A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)

CAMPBELL: This ‘prudish’ B.C. strata sued to stop owner from living with her boyfriend

Case raises the question of whether strata bylaws should be able to restrict certain relationships

A strata council enacted a bylaw to restrict out-of-wedlock relationships. (Pexels photo)
Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)

BODGER: Blue Monday is bogus, stop looking for reasons to be sad

There’s no evidence one day should be the saddest compared to any other

Kathi Diewert of Chemainus captures many interesting nature shots around the Island. No matter what it looks like outside, there’s no sense in creating any false sadness on so-called Blue Monday and beyond. (Photo by Kathi Diewert)
Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during a storytime in the States. (File photo: Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

COLUMN: It’s 2023 why are we still protesting drag queen storytime?

Imagine taking your child to the local library to hear a Disney…

Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during a storytime in the States. (File photo: Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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OUR VIEW: Cheers to moderation, Surrey

Canada’s latest guide on alcohol and health suggests more than 6 alcoholic beverages per week puts health at risk

  • Jan 18, 2023
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Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)

OPINION: Iranian woman living in Fraser Valley urging MPs to sponsor prisoners to avoid execution

Nine federal Liberal MPs ‘sponsor’ Iranian detainees by sharing their plights on social media

Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)
Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

CAMPBELL: Couple ‘evicted’ from B.C. ferry terminal gets zero sympathy here

Couple posts video of confrontation onto social media after being 4 minutes late

Worker at Swartz Bay terminal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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