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LETTERS: Taekwondo coach does far more than teach kids to kick

Ongoing effort to build character in community’s youth lauded

  • Sep 30, 2021
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LETTERS: Accept responsibility for decision not to vaccinate

To protect your rights, should I be forced to stay home?

  • Sep 30, 2021
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COLUMN: A taste of what’s in store for some COVID long-haulers

A distorted sense of taste or smell is making life miserable for many in recovery from the virus

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language debate Sept. 9. Walter van Halst writes that for the first time in Canadian history, six different parties won a significant level of support in a federal election. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)

OPINION: Beyond the Numbers; Canada’s Changing Party System

Six parties win significant level of support

  • Sep 27, 2021
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language debate Sept. 9. Walter van Halst writes that for the first time in Canadian history, six different parties won a significant level of support in a federal election. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)
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LETTERS: Mourning the ‘death of expertise’

Editor: Re: Dealing with false balance and the death of expertise, Sept.…

  • Sep 23, 2021
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LETTERS: Federal election was a waste of time and money

Editor: After costing more than $600 million and taking up our time…

  • Sep 23, 2021
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LETTERS: Problem is developing in South Surrey

Editor: I have recently become aware of a proposed industrial park to…

  • Sep 23, 2021
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LETTER: Excellent care received at Peace Arch Hospital is greatly appreciated

We sometimes take for granted how lucky we are to have quality healthcare, writes Jorge Sumano

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OUR VIEW: That was one expensive election just to maintain status quo

The result, give or take a seat here or there, is inconsequential

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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COLUMN: Council meeting ban may come back to haunt Safe Surrey Coalition

Charter of Rights and municipal procedure issues at play

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Developers should focus on projects that leave a positive legacy

We need a better approach to housing

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Flowering hanging baskets brighten up the exterior of the White Rock Museum and Archives – a welcome pop of colour to the waterfront, writes Susan Potzold. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTER: Nice to see White Rock’s waterfront returned to its former glory

Removal of one-way street barriers, addition of hanging baskets has livened up city’s waterfront

  • Sep 16, 2021
Flowering hanging baskets brighten up the exterior of the White Rock Museum and Archives – a welcome pop of colour to the waterfront, writes Susan Potzold. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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LETTER: Vaccinations are a matter of public safety

The longer the public is not vaccinated, the easy it is for COVID-19 variants to crop up

  • Sep 16, 2021
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LETTER: The time to end coal shipments is now

Canada needs to walk away from the coal industry to save the environment

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public hearing ban will cost taxpayers

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on city council really outdone itself this time

  • Sep 15, 2021
Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)