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B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Wet or white incidental to Christmas cheer

There are better things to do than worry about how much snow falls in Langley on Christmas Day

  • Dec 13, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

COLUMN: Avoid the online temptation and buy local

Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

  • Dec 10, 2019
Muriel Protzer is a policy analyst for B.C. and Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
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Alberta ramps up COVID-19 shots, paramedics added to priority list
Pelosi signs second Trump impeachment
Canada secures more vaccine doses from Pfizer
Police hunt for arsonist who lit sleeping homeless woman's blanket on fire in Vancouver
Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Miracles can multiply Christmas

Being able to celebrate one more Christmas can be a miracle in itself

  • Dec 6, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Festive lights and decorations create a seasonal setting in downtown Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ryan’s Regards: The elves have been at it again in Langley

How early is too early to put up Christmas lights? Does it matter?

Festive lights and decorations create a seasonal setting in downtown Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

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

  • Dec 2, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way

Frustration in B.C. grows as the problem persists

  • Dec 1, 2019
B.C. VIEWS: Don’t let anger over homelessness get in the way
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Pain doesn’t just vapourize in the end

Vaping is just a new version of stupid for today’s kids.

  • Nov 29, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Dumb Nail as foul by any other name

What is it about Trump and Cherry that make them such… Donalds?

  • Nov 22, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Don’t stop remembering

One day a year doesn’t seem enough remembering to stop the world from going crazy.

  • Nov 15, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
David Clements

GREEN BEAT: Why is the sun setting on the sedan?

Environmental columnist David Clements talks to the demise of the sedan in favour of trucks and SUVs

  • Nov 12, 2019
David Clements
A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Text to death for Erwin’s Fluffy

If you don’t want to be fined for texting while driving, it’s easy: don’t text while driving.

  • Nov 8, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)

B.C. VIEWS: Is your community ready for the dementia wave?

Experts warn that the number of people living with dementia could nearly double in the next decade

Almost every week in Canada someone with dementia goes missing. (Black Press file)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Another Langley Halloween pushed through the grey window

Halloween is mostly a fun celebration… excet when it’s not

  • Nov 1, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Jody Wilson-Raybould announces that she will run as a independent in the fall election during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COLUMN: Priorities in a divided province following 2019 election

Black Press Media columnist Frank Bucholtz on the fallout for B.C.

  • Oct 28, 2019
Jody Wilson-Raybould announces that she will run as a independent in the fall election during a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Minor government starts with major problems

Election night talk leaves Langley columnist speechless

  • Oct 25, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
B.C. Attorney General David Eby introduces former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail as chair of the ICBC board, Aug. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby introduces former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail as chair of the ICBC board, Aug. 19, 2018. (B.C. government)