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More eggnog: 10 terrible Christmas movies to torture your family with this holiday season

Be forewarned, these cinematic lumps of coal could potentially ruin the holiday season

 

Farmers impacted by the November 2021 floods were invited to share their experiences with the Flood Stories project at UFV. The photo shows the area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Why can’t government act?

Flood-related press conference highlights need to take action sooner rather than later

 

A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Unemployment and robots

Demographics and a changing economy have flipped how we view automation

 

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
South Surrey resident April Lewis was among travellers whose return to Canada was frustrated last weekend by delays in getting a rapid antigen south of the border. (File photo)

Quest for antigen test in U.S. frustrates South Surrey traveller

April Lewis said her return to Canada was delayed two days by lack of appointment, product

South Surrey resident April Lewis was among travellers whose return to Canada was frustrated last weekend by delays in getting a rapid antigen south of the border. (File photo)
Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)

Painful Truth: Fake law won’t save you in court

‘Pseudolaw’ is a persistent problem for the courts – and the people who practice it

Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)
Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)

Painful Truth: Try everything – and fast!

To cut CO2, try more things, faster, and stick with what works

Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

RYAN’S REGARDS: Langley gets lost in space

With billionaires blasting off, it’s time to start packing bags and prepping for the big move

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
(Special to The Star)

Ryan’s Regards: Saying goodbye to the soft hello

There are a variety of different greetings all over Canada, made more difficult by wearing masks

(Special to The Star)
A copy of the book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator’s legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children’s titles including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” because of insensitive and racist imagery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ryan’s Regards: Potato toy’s gender nearly starts World War Three

Censorship over children’s toys and books have become quite the topical conversation this month

A copy of the book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Walpole, Mass. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator’s legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children’s titles including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” because of insensitive and racist imagery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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RYAN’S REGARDS: Love in the time of Corona

Even with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we need love now more than ever

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Table for sale took a bit more work than first thought. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)

Ryan’s Regards: Clearing the clutter

Most New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by this point in the year

Table for sale took a bit more work than first thought. (Mariana Aramburu/Special to The Star)
Cineplex Cinemas. (The Canadian Press)

Ryan’s Regards: To stream or not to stream

2021 is where the real chaos awaits for the fledgling film industry

Cineplex Cinemas. (The Canadian Press)
The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)

Painful Truth: Waiting for the political fumble

It’s seldom that big catastrophes sink governments

The B.C. Legislature. Will a knockout or a major screw up change B.C.’s government? (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
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LETTER: Former cop responds to Langley columnist’s piece on defunding police

Surrey man spotlights initiatives for mental health and social work situations

  • Jun 19, 2020
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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)
Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ryan’s Regards: Farewell to Langley landmarks

Gabby’s Country Cabaret and Mary’s British Store will be missed

Twilight Drive-In in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

National Post reporter Christie Blatchford poses in Toronto on August 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/National Post - Peter J. Thompson
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