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Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Painting some of life’s lessons

Rejuventating a stairwell can bring learning to a new level.

  • Feb 14, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)

B.C. VIEWS: The glacial pace of resource development

As delays continue, costs climb and confusion reigns

Three major projects have taken centre stage in B.C.: the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (top), the Trans Mountain expansion project (left) and the Site C dam (right). (Black Press Media files)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Winter rains another six weeks

Langley needs a Squirrelly Sue to compete with groundhogs across the continent

  • Feb 7, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.

Odd Thoughts: The dark side of an idea

Sometimes you should just go ahead and do without the gold and settle for pasty white.

  • Jan 31, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.
COLUMN: Punches are flying in Surrey over ride-hailing, but it’s an uneven match

COLUMN: Punches are flying in Surrey over ride-hailing, but it’s an uneven match

Like other businesses that face internet-based competition, the taxi industry must adapt

COLUMN: Punches are flying in Surrey over ride-hailing, but it’s an uneven match
Zahra Sran, five, from Murrayville, was getting as many runs in as she could on Saturday (Jan. 18) as temperatures rose and snow retreated on the slope near the George Preston rec centre on Saturday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Is this weather normal?

Dumps of snow has columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen thinking back to his very cold youth in the Prairies

Zahra Sran, five, from Murrayville, was getting as many runs in as she could on Saturday (Jan. 18) as temperatures rose and snow retreated on the slope near the George Preston rec centre on Saturday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.

Odd Thoughts: Positivity quickly being negated

Just when things were starting to look like they were getting better…

  • Jan 24, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.
Laura Jones, Chief Strategic Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (submitted)

COLUMN: Governments should modernize their processes, get with the times for 2020

Laura Jones is the chief strategic officer at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Jan 22, 2020
Laura Jones, Chief Strategic Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (submitted)
Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.

Odd Thoughts: Debts to pets settled with love

Age has a way of bringing pets closer to us as the Great Divide nears

  • Jan 17, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers since before George Driediger was re-elected as mayor of Langley Township.
B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon
A vigil was held Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at the roadside memorial set up for Carley Regan where she was killed 17 years ago. (Sarah Grochowski/Black Press Media)

Carley would be 30, if not plowed down in Langley 17 years ago

Former editor Frank Bucholtz recollects Carley Regan’s tragic death and why she can’t be forgotten

  • Jan 11, 2020
A vigil was held Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at the roadside memorial set up for Carley Regan where she was killed 17 years ago. (Sarah Grochowski/Black Press Media)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, and then some.

Odd Thoughts: 2020 hindsight lost in world events

Langley past may hold insights into future being create by Trump

  • Jan 10, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, and then some.
(Canadian Press photo)

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

(Canadian Press photo)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: 2020 visions to tempt the Fates

Langley columnist tests his ability to change history by using his poor prediction percentage

  • Jan 3, 2020
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Looks like we’re back to the roaring twenties. (file photo)

Ryan’s Regards: Welcome to the roaring twenties

Anyone have any good New Years resolutions this decade?

Looks like we’re back to the roaring twenties. (file photo)
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B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

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