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A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Painful Truth: Governments, do not mess up our vaccinations

We’re almost out of this, you better not fail now

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Which came first? Actually, you might not need the chicken at all pretty soon. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Painful Truth: Eggs without chickens?

What does that do to poultry farmers?

Which came first? Actually, you might not need the chicken at all pretty soon. (Black Press Media File Photo)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Painful Truth: Where were our bold ideas during the pandemic?

Canada has a problem coming up with big ideas to deal with big problems

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Aldergrove Star files)

Ryan’s Regards: Where have all the colours gone?

The strange ‘decline’ of vehicle shapes, sizes, and styles is disheartening to this columnist

Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Aldergrove Star files)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
A field near Fort Langley shortly before Christmas. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: A colourful holiday season

Not just a traditional west coast ‘green Christmas.’

A field near Fort Langley shortly before Christmas. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Minimalist family Christmas yet again

‘I enjoyed the little things that year… and it turned out to be a pretty great Christmas after all’

Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Bouncing back from a brain injury isn’t easy

‘We didn’t know how bad it was until I tried to return to work’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Did those election signs change anyone’s mind in Langley? Something did. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Demographic transition an election fairy tale

It turns out people in Langley actually can change their minds

Did those election signs change anyone’s mind in Langley? Something did. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times files)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

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Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
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)
Langley Advance Times files

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

Langley Advance Times files
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)
(Black Press Media files)

Ryan’s Regards: Library re-opening provides COVID-blues cure

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

(Black Press Media files)
(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
It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

COLUMN: I sneezed, I coughed, so I got tested for COVID-19

Accessing a swab test is easy these days, but the actual test can more than a little daunting

It’s getting easier to access a swab test for COVID-19, but you still need a referral from a doctor, and a little courage. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his mother Kim sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Happy Mother’s Day

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

Columnist Ryan Uytdewilligen and his mother Kim sometime in the early 1990s. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Langley retiree Len Hall was staying at home, using the time to get caught up on his ‘honey do’ list. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Ryan’s Regards: Cut yourself some slack

The pressure of using our free time to the fullest extent is adding to the stress of COVID-19

Langley retiree Len Hall was staying at home, using the time to get caught up on his ‘honey do’ list. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)