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David Clements is a columnist with the Langley Advance Times

GREEN BEAT: Viruses have truly gone viral

There are many ways that COVID-19 is making us stronger – and not just building our immunity

  • Oct 4, 2020
David Clements is a columnist with the Langley Advance Times
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Ryan’s Regards: A sad day for the turkeys

COVID-19 cancels Thanksgiving, and has its eyes set on Christmas

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ZYTARUK: Fleecing students at U. of Fees

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of mandatory fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox is shown in a 1981. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/CP)

Ryan’s Regards: What if he made it to Langley?

Terry Fox began the Marathon of Hope 40 years ago and people are still running in his honour

Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox is shown in a 1981. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/CP)
A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Painful Truth: Fire now, fire forever

We can adapt, and we can heal, but we can’t go back

A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Ryan’s Regards: Forget COVID-19; what about the COVID 15?

The stress and lethargic nature of the coronavirus pandemic has caused weight gain among many

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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Painful Truth: Damaged reality a real danger

Whether it’s QAnon or tax-avoidance schemes, too many people believe firmly in total nonsense

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Ryan Uytdewilligen traveled to the Yukon earlier this month. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Pack your mask and hit the road

A summer vacation was filled with fun times and social distancing measures

Ryan Uytdewilligen traveled to the Yukon earlier this month. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Social and physical distancing signs are pictured on the floors of various business have become common. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Painful Truth: Greetings from Phase 2

Some of us never left Phase 2 of the re-opening. Some never left Phase 1.

Social and physical distancing signs are pictured on the floors of various business have become common. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Ryan Uytdewilligen invites your feedback to his bi-weekly column. Ryan is a reporter with the Langley Advance Times. (Advance Times files)

Ryan’s Regards: There’ll be peace in the valley

August in Langley sees push for remembrance, denuclearizing, and acceptance

Ryan Uytdewilligen invites your feedback to his bi-weekly column. Ryan is a reporter with the Langley Advance Times. (Advance Times files)
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
The first record ever for Canada, a western fence lizard was photographed in Cloverdale. The lizard is missing his/her tail – which sometimes happens when attacked by another animal. (Ron Farrell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

GREEN BEAT: 140 citizen scientists blitz Langley, uncovering rare species and more

Rare sightings of map turtles, a western fence lizard, not to mention, dog vomit slime were recorded

  • Aug 1, 2020
The first record ever for Canada, a western fence lizard was photographed in Cloverdale. The lizard is missing his/her tail – which sometimes happens when attacked by another animal. (Ron Farrell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Ryan’s Regards: Library re-opening provides COVID-blues cure

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries announce branches are back up and running this August

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Green Beat columnist David Clements

GREEN BEAT: Five ‘big moves’ would allow Langley to lead boldly

COVID gives us time to reflect on how each of us can do better for the environment and our future

  • Jul 19, 2020
Green Beat columnist David Clements
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Will the air travel industry once again take flight?

With airlines grounded and staff laid off, going abroad could be more difficult beyond COVID-19

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Painful Truth: UBI fends off fear of poverty

Painful Truth: UBI fends off fear of poverty

Dignified work isn’t always available

Painful Truth: UBI fends off fear of poverty
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Ryan’s Regards: Happy first week of July

Ryan’s Regards: Happy first week of July

Just how different are Canadians and Americans? Our national celebrations are days apart after all…

Ryan’s Regards: Happy first week of July
Brining meat is one way to enjoy better barbecuing. (Black Press Media files)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez says brine meat before they hit the grill

Learn the difference between marinating and brining

  • Jun 23, 2020
Brining meat is one way to enjoy better barbecuing. (Black Press Media files)
Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his father Andrew sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Happy Father’s Day

What will COVID-19 mean when it comes to celebrating the fathers in our life?

Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his father Andrew sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)