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Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Think local, act global

Will micro and macro changes to the world economy hurt or help B.C. in 2022?

  • Mar 30, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Caring and understanding at new hospice in Langley

‘Death is rarely a comfortable subject to discuss’

Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey charging ahead with electric vehicle station network

Province aims to end sale of new fossil-fuel burning vehicles by 2040

  • Mar 24, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

Robert’s column
Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Getting used to the ‘old normal’ feels like a new experience

Adjusting to crowds, live events and life without masks may take some time

Nick Greenizan
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

LIPINSKI: When it comes to policing in Surrey, facts are important

Public safety is too important for any of us to be swayed by headlines and social media posts

  • Mar 16, 2022
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: It’s time for a referendum on Surrey police transition

Public consultation on the issue has been lacking since the beginning

  • Mar 9, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey RCMP set example for how to properly handle Canada’s protests

Smooth and steady enforcement far more effective than that being carried out in other provinces

  • Feb 24, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Surrey provincial court, where spitting cases have been tried before. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: Cops and gobbers, a Surrey déjà vu

Sadly, people have been spat on here before. Are charges on the way?

Surrey provincial court, where spitting cases have been tried before. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Kevin Falcon faces enormous challenge in winning back much of Surrey

The last few years have not been kind to the once-dominant BC Liberals

  • Feb 10, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)

World Wetlands Day: Nature needs us to do more

Canada’s largest land conservation organization says there has never been a more important time for nature conservation

  • Feb 4, 2022
(Nature Conservancy of Canada photo)
Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died Jan. 7 of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada)

SIMPSON: Amanda Asay inspired male and female baseball players alike

Big opportunities opening up for women in baseball, thanks to trailblazing players like her

Amanda Asay prepares to throw the ball in an undated handout photo. Asay, a longtime National team member, died Jan. 7 of injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Nelson. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Baseball Canada)
Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)

COLUMN: A Lunar New Year lucky dip with historian Bob Sung

‘To know the food is to know the culture, and to know the culture is to know the food,’ says Bob Sung

Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

CAMERON: Is it time to get tough with China?

When the torch is lit in Beijing National Stadium February 4, marking…

  • Feb 1, 2022
Lantern decorations are hung on trees on the Olympic Green near the Olympic Tower at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing. Millions of people in China and beyond are celebrating the Lunar New Year holiday on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Shades of 1986 about Semiahmoo Town Centre plan

Proposal to build highrises in South Surrey met with strong opposition more than 35 years ago

  • Jan 26, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
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