From her own peaceful university days when the world was full of opportunity to her daughter being at the receiving end of rubber bullets at a political protest, the world has changed for Elizabeth Rosenau.
On some issues, voters will have a tough time distinguishing between the two main parties on May 14.
MANUEL "MIKE" PRATAS -- Riding resident: more than 15 years
Offices for candidates of the provincial election are starting to dot the landscape in Maple Ridge.
Michael Sather was given a project to work on in his retirement involving his two passions, nature and the environment: building bird houses out of old election signs.
Christy Clark walked into my office this morning. -- Unannounced.
A letter authoured by "Sheldon and Elizabeth Rosenau" was recently published [Teachers valuable enough to be heard, Feb. 19 Letters, TIMES], and my friends and associates have been asking me who Sheldon is.
Gordy Robson should have a care with the power of his words [Check out the offer, Feb. 5 Just Saying, TIMES].
The timing was too late for Terry Becker to mount a "credible election campaign," and, therefore, she won't be vying to be the BC Liberal candidate in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
As a potential politician, I place a high priority on listening to people. For me, that involves paying attention to letters sent in by the readers of our local papers.
My sources - and don't for a minute think that I don't have sources; I don't just make this stuff up, you know - have told me what several prominent people locally, and some big shots in Victoria and Ottawa found under their trees on Christmas:
We are shrouded in all things Halloween now, like an October fog, as revellers prepare for costume parties and decorate their houses with artificial cob webs and gravestones and make sure they have enough candy to keep the little monsters climbing the walls for a week or two with a sugar high.
Pitt Meadows Councillor Doug Bing is seeking the Liberal nod to run for MLA in next May's election.
I met several community members who will be directly impacted by the open pit gravel mine being proposed for the Yennadon area. An information table about the proposal was provided and people were encouraged to take a stroll down 124th Avenue east of 232nd Street to get a better view of some of the agricultural land which will be mined if the proposal is accepted.
British Columbian athletes did us proud during the 2012 London Olympics.
Randy Kamp repeatedly encourages people to read the 450-page Omnibus Budget Bill (C-38) so they can relax after seeing for themselves how wonderful it is.
I was unable to attend the celebration of Canada's 145th birthday last Sunday in the Peace Park.
Local pharmacist Elizabeth Rosenau will run for a seat in the B.C. Legislature in next May's election, hoping to represent the riding of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
Local provincial New Democratics will choose their candidate on June 24 for the May 2013 election.