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COLUMN: How you can get the government’s confidential stuff

The Abbotsford News’ handy guide to asking public bodies for their interesting information

B.C. VIEWS: Speaker Darryl Plecas splits legislature looting spree open

Long road to accountability began with MLA disclosures

Tyson’s Thoughts: What can be done about Neucel Specialty Cellulose?

What do you think should be done about Neucel Specialty Cellulose’s curtailment and unpaid taxes?

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Kervin’s Corner: Which North Island beach is the ‘best’?

It encourages me yet again to go explore the parts of Grant Bay I may have, well, taken for granted.

COLUMN: Four questions on the B.C. economy in 2019

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

  • Jan 20, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

Tyson’s Thoughts: I’m bringing it back this week for a reason

“I’d like to say a quick thank you to Chris Stewart for giving me a heart to heart talk.”

B.C. VIEWS: Tracking propaganda around B.C.’s latest pipeline protest

‘Military invasion’ claims fly around the world in seconds

Sports Talk with Tyson: The importance of wrestling programs for local high schools

“Wrestling is, in my opinion, the best sport for youth to get involved in.”

COLUMN: Why must people talk on the phone while on the toilet?

Taking care of business is no one’s business but your own

B.C. VIEWS: If this isn’t an Indigenous veto over development, what is?

Province surrenders salmon farms without scientific basis

Sports Talk with Tyson: North Island 2018/2019 minor rep hockey season round up

“Without further adieu, let’s dive right in and break down the rep minor hockey season so far.”

A Brush with Henschel: Morning sun – Broughton Strait

“The painting displayed here shows my Nimpkish Heights connection with the ocean.”

B.C. VIEWS: For 2019, wishful thinking replaces evidence

‘CleanBC’ recycled strategies and gestures don’t help environment

Kervin’s Corner: The social media-borne cliché ‘New Year, New Me’ doesn’t work

Let’s put a little extra time into bettering oneself and a little less telling everyone about it.

COLUMN: Dickens, Scrooge and the message of A Christmas Carol

Imagining a meeting between the author and the main character of a well-loved story, 175 years later

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

Kervin’s Corner: 75 years ago this week – Jokerville, RCAF station gets new wing commander

Jokerville was the RCAF airmen’s living quarters, but the station had more history than expected.

Kervin’s Corner: Will an organized sea lion hunt save declining chinook stocks? Likely not.

A number of reasons, like overfishing, may be the cause for declining stocks, not just sea lions.

A Brush with Henschel: December diamonds

“We hope you have a joyful Christmas and an exceptionally meaningful New Year!”