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COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers

Mental health professionals helping deal with emotional fallout of a global pandemic

COLUMN: A word of thanks to the other frontline workers
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (May 14, 2020)

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  • May 14, 2020
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TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

OPINION: Should BC Rugby change the structure of their season?

Disjointed game schedule adds to player safety issues and participation burnout

TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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OUR VIEW: Is it really worth the risk to re-open Surrey’s schools so soon?

It’s patently absurd to expect small children to understand, let alone adhere to, social distancing when so many adults have proven themselves incapable of doing the same

  • May 13, 2020
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The past few months of pandemic life might teach us that the rat race we were running before it all went down was far too hectic, argues Now-Leader editor Beau Simpson. (Black Press Media file)

SIMPSON: While ‘new normal’ feels anything but, good things are happening

B.C.’s minister in charge of mental health didn’t want to talk about any good coming from crisis but I will

The past few months of pandemic life might teach us that the rat race we were running before it all went down was far too hectic, argues Now-Leader editor Beau Simpson. (Black Press Media file)
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ZYTARUK: Spanish flu offers good lesson in re-opening during pandemic

Governments are under immense pressure to ease restrictions, considering their inability to control the crowd that’s already liberated itself from the ravages of common sense

  • May 13, 2020
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Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

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

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
A man wearing latex gloves and a fabric mask on his face walks past a clothing store being boarded up, in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WEEKEND WEB POLL: What was your reaction to B.C.’s plan to re-opening in phases?

What was your reaction to B.C.'s plan to re-opening in phases?

A man wearing latex gloves and a fabric mask on his face walks past a clothing store being boarded up, in Vancouver, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
Sour dough (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Black Press Media)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (May 7, 2020)

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  • May 7, 2020
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Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey sign snakes playing dirty pool

Somebody has been stealing Keep the RCMP in Surrey signs from front lawns. Let’s hope these culprits are caught

  • May 6, 2020
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Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls

COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls

‘Echo pandemic’ will likely be seen in the ongoing effect on people’s mental health

  • Apr 30, 2020
COLUMN: Coronavirus is a thief, but it can’t steal our souls
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  • Apr 30, 2020
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OUR VIEW: We can’t drop our guard now, Surrey

We need to work for it, work hard. Earn it.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park

COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park

In this age of self-isolation, the smiles, the waves, the hellos are out in force.

  • Apr 23, 2020
COLUMN: Dealing with isolation is no walk in the park
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 23, 2020)

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  • Apr 23, 2020
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The 314 Sunbury bus picks up passengers at the corner of 84th Avenue and 112th Street in North Delta. (James Smith photo)

COLUMN: Transit funding must be the foundation of our economic recovery

Delta city councillor Dylan Kruger calls for emergency funding to maintain transit service levels

  • Apr 22, 2020
The 314 Sunbury bus picks up passengers at the corner of 84th Avenue and 112th Street in North Delta. (James Smith photo)
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative