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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: 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
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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)
Evan Wood (left) MD, PhD is an addiction medicine physician, a scientist with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, and a Canada Research Chair and professor of medicine at UBC. Leslie McBain (right) is the co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm. (Submitted)

OPINION: Charting a new course out of the overdose crisis in B.C.

Regardless of where you look, the number of deaths from overdoses are staggering

  • Oct 19, 2019
Evan Wood (left) MD, PhD is an addiction medicine physician, a scientist with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, and a Canada Research Chair and professor of medicine at UBC. Leslie McBain (right) is the co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm. (Submitted)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Grow up and vote for Langley, if not for yourself

Not voting damages everyone’s democracy, not just yours

  • Oct 18, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Caribou calf in a maternity pen near Revelstoke, 2014, to protect it from wolves until it is old enough to survive. (Black Press Media)
FRANKLY SPEAKING: Local info key in voting

FRANKLY SPEAKING: Local info key in voting

Long-time newspaper editor Frank Bucholtz, a political junkie, encourages locals to get out and vote

  • Oct 11, 2019
FRANKLY SPEAKING: Local info key in voting
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.

Odd Thoughts: Four days is a long, long time these days

The distance between a deadline and reality can be as far as a distant exo-planet

  • Oct 11, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few months.
Abbotsford brothers Nathaniel Debruin (left) and Conrad Debruin (right) set up The Waffle House for the second year in a row, serving buttery Dutch delicacies. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

PHOTOS: Growers kick off fall with a fair

Devan Greenhouses assemble 120 artisans for a good cause

Abbotsford brothers Nathaniel Debruin (left) and Conrad Debruin (right) set up The Waffle House for the second year in a row, serving buttery Dutch delicacies. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Sketch of 10-lane bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel, which a local MLA says would be half built by now if the original toll bridge plan hadn’t been cancelled. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

B.C. VIEWS: Massey crossing a bridge too far for NDP

Premier John Horgan focused on high-speed train to Seattle

Sketch of 10-lane bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel, which a local MLA says would be half built by now if the original toll bridge plan hadn’t been cancelled. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few weeks.

Odd Thoughts: Langley has been right all along

Langley has had leftwing MPs and MLAs, but never voted anything but right

  • Oct 4, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few weeks.
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: And now the bad news about B.C.’s economy

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

  • Oct 3, 2019
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few weeks.

Odd Thoughts: Bigger fish need to grow past Black Peter

Cultural racism is easy to overlook by those who grow up with it - but it’s still racism

  • Sep 27, 2019
Bob Groeneveld has been sharing his Odd Thoughts with Langley readers for the past four decades, give or take a few weeks.