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ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

COLUMN: Big money in B.C. politics is over

It’s been 65 years since so much uncertainty immediately following a provincial election

  • May 10th, 2017

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

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Royal Canadian Family Circus in Surrey
Riding the Big Bike for heart and stroke in Surrey

Getting ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics

It’s not as simple as banning corporate, union donations

Can we get ‘big money’ out of B.C. politics?

Christy Clark’s money machine, third parties roll on

COLUMN: Election decisions not easy for all of us

Some candidates seem to be all about the race, not about the finish line

BUCHOLTZ: South of the Fraser rises again and again come election time

For years, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley had one MLA. After May 9, there’ll be 17.

  • May 5th, 2017

ELECTION 2017: Trash talk doesn’t help lumber trade

Christy Clark, John Horgan trade nonsense allegations on softwood battle

SIMPSON: Who am I kidding, boys? Winning is much more fun.

On the baseball diamond and in life, not only does winning feel better – it also seems to let us live a little longer. But I wasn’t about to tell that to my discouraged young team.

BUCHOLTZ: Surrey’s Vaisakhi is a celebration for our entire community

There are important points that all of us, no matter our ethnic or religious backgrounds, can draw from Vaisakhi.

  • Apr 28th, 2017

ZYTARUK: Heck, I still prefer the name Whalley. So there.

Whalley is heritage, albeit heritage lite. Surrey City Centre is not.

FLETCHER: ‘Hulk Horgan’ hides health hole

John Horgan’s Irish bully routine avoids key NDP questions

BUCHOLTZ: High cost of housing hits home for too many

The pocketbook issue that may prove to have the biggest influence on how people vote May 9 is housing

  • Apr 20th, 2017

ZYTARUK: Fighting still, in Surrey and Ottawa, for Kassandra’s Law

No parent ever wants a government bill or law named after their child, as this usually means their baby has died under tragically avoidable circumstances.

ZYTARUK: It’s people, and not ideas, that require protection here

The Liberals' so-called anti-Islamaphobia motion as it stands is no doubt well-intentioned but it is not well-wrought.

  • Feb 16th, 2017

ZYTARUK: Sleep well, friends. Because insomnia bites

There are no less than 85 known sleep disorders out there

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

ZYTARUK: Biding our time for those four horsemen

A guy waving one of those “repent for the end is near” signs...

  • Mar 29th, 2017

SIMPSON: Broken promises (Trudeau) have given rise to a new kind of politician (Trump)

Our American neighbours find themselves shocked that someone they just made president is actually doing what he said he would do.

SIMPSON: Vancouver’s Trump Tower ‘protest’ was, like, an exercise in silliness

Let’s be honest with each other here. The scene that played out on Tuesday was ridiculous. Plain and simple.

SIMPSON: Being ranked builds character for young ball players but at the office? No thanks.

If someone assessed me in the newsroom the other day, I would have been sent to the minors in a heartbeat