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FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
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OP-ED: 1 year into pandemic, B.C.’s tourism sector hopes for a light at the end of the tunnel

Only about 17 per cent of businesses have been operating as usual in B.C.

  • Feb 26, 2021
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LETTERS: Hit COVID-19 rule violators where it hurts – in the wallet

Propaganda not the answer to getting British Columbians to behave

  • Feb 25, 2021
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LETTERS: Mess made by chickens a magnet for rats

Editor: Re: White Rock tackles backyard hen proposal, Feb. 18 I was…

  • Feb 25, 2021
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LETTERS: Backyard hens ‘an excellent idea’

Proposal to White Rock council brings back fond memories

  • Feb 25, 2021
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LETTERS: Peninsula in need of daytime warming centre

Imagine having to walk outside at 7 a.m. in cold weather

  • Feb 25, 2021
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A wild rabbit grabs a meal on a lawn in White Rock. (Sheila Reynolds contributed photo)

LETTERS: Surrounded by survivors

Editor: In White Rock, 60 years ago, there were large farms with…

  • Feb 25, 2021
A wild rabbit grabs a meal on a lawn in White Rock. (Sheila Reynolds contributed photo)
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COLUMN: Perhaps caring for one another will be a long-term effect of COVID-19 pandemic

Physical and emotional isolation won’t disappear with the coronavirus

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Surrey 2018 mayoral candidates Tom Gill, left, and Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

ZYTARUK: Surrey mayor’s about-turn on banning handguns is baffling

From ‘simply foolish’ to ‘wholeheartedly support’ is one big jump

  • Feb 17, 2021
Surrey 2018 mayoral candidates Tom Gill, left, and Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)
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LETTERS: Travelling politicians put Canadians at risk

Editor: I’m angry with every politician who left Canada for warmer climes…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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LETTERS: Governments need to be held accountable on global warming

Editor: Re: A halt to coal shipments, Jan. 28 Dennis Smith is…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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COLUMN: Friendly freeze-out as weather smack-talk heats up

It’s not my fault if people choose to live where sub-zero temperatures are the norm

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington banned shipments from their ports. (Photo - Michael Chu/Flickr)

LETTERS: Time to put an end to the double standard

Editor: An open letter to the Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MP for South…

  • Feb 18, 2021
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauls one of many daily loads of thermal coal from Wyoming along White Rock beach, for export to Asia power plants. Shipments through B.C. ports jumped after California, Oregon and Washington banned shipments from their ports. (Photo - Michael Chu/Flickr)
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LETTERS: B.C. not well served by back-and-forth restrictions on COVID-19

Editor: Re: Half measures insufficient, Feb. 11 I fully agree with Mark…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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EDITORIAL: More extreme weather shelter space needed for both day and night

We’ve been fortunate on the Semiahmoo Peninsula this winter. Temperatures have, on…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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LETTERS: Opt-out organ donation model too risky

Editor: I don’t think I agree with your Feb. 4 editorial about…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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LETTERS: Kind gesture demonstrates true community spirit

Editor: I want to extend my appreciation to a local business. One…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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LETTERS: Unexpected Valentine’s Day card ‘the loveliest surprise

Editor: I received the loveliest surprise in the mail – a Valentine…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: ‘Sid’ a very special man who will be missed

Editor: Re: ‘Everybody had a Sid story,’ Jan. 14 I’m not sure…

  • Feb 16, 2021
Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)