Columnists

B.C. VIEWS: Power politics wins over rational energy policy

B.C Hydro continues to face interference on rates

Painful Truth: Canada’s federal parties offer synchronized scandals

Each of the major parties is repeating old hits and getting into trouble.

Odd Thoughts: Speed and need for speed both surprising

Langley columnist Bob Groeneveld had a front-row seat for a house fire and learned a few things.

  • Feb 11, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Time to listen to the doctors and legalize opioid drugs

Answer is the same as marijuana, get the criminal gangs out

Painful Truth: Politicians follow where public opinion leads

Changing people’s minds is necessary to change policy.

Odd Thoughts: Gods freeze out maiden aunt

Langley Advance columnist Bob Groeneveld has a few words for nature on behalf of birds.

  • Feb 7, 2019
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2019 Christy Fraser Memorial Tournament
Langley Barn fire video 2
Langley barn fire 41st Avenue and 240th Street
We asked Langley residents about their neighbourhoods during the snows

B.C. VIEWS: NDP government resumes taxing, spending to battle poverty

Legislature scandal, speculation tax distract from NDP agenda

Painful Truth: Can’t even lead horses to water…

…much less make climate change deniers drink.

Odd Thoughts: The road to division

This year marks an anniversary for the TransCanada Highway.

  • Jan 30, 2019

COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Painful Truth: No, you don’t need that pickup truck

We sell too many heavy trucks and SUVs, and it’s literally killing people.

ODD THOUGHTS: Hi, I’m Bob and I’m a news addict

It’s dangerous to be a news junkie is this day and age.

  • Jan 23, 2019

LETTER: Nothing wrong with Langley mayor sporting Oilers jersey

Maybe a Giants jersey would have been more politically astute, a letter writer suggests.

  • Jan 20, 2019

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

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

  • Jan 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

Painful Truth: No one person can save our world

What will save the world is countless numbers of people doing their part.

Odd Thoughts: Tulips keep the news at bay

Time in the garden always offers perspective.

  • Jan 16, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

Odd Thoughts: Good feelings packed in boxes

Langley’s Bob Groeneveld on the feelings brought up when packing away the Christmas decorations.

  • Jan 9, 2019