Opinion

ZYTARUK: Gee, academics discover smoking pot leads to bad school grades

Yep, that’s right and you heard it here. Could’ve told you that in 1982, though.

OUR VIEW: Advance voting higher in Surrey ridings that elected Liberals in 2013

All told 70,895 of the 353,652 eligible voters in Surrey, White Rock and North Delta saw fit to vote in advance this provincial election

  • May 8th, 2017

SIMPSON: One-parent households, you have my utmost respect

In Canada, there are more than 1.6 million lone-parent families – and I tip my hat to every single one of them

BC Green Party policy still in daycare

Extending kindergarten to four- and three-year-olds, free child care, paying parents to stay home adds up to a fantasy

  • Apr 11th, 2017

ZYTARUK: Surrey senior’s pension fight, Round 2. Ding.

After she timed out on her 65th birthday she was cut off and nobody in government bothered to tell her.

  • Apr 6th, 2017

BC VIEWS: Forest policies need to add up

Log exports to China have surged along with lumber sales, which are far more valuable and keep sawmills going

  • Apr 4th, 2017
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ZYTARUK: Biding our time for those four horsemen

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

  • Mar 29th, 2017

BC VIEWS: Politicians can’t direct innovation

Ottawa has more than 140 programs to encourage innovation, and B.C. is getting on the bandwagon

  • Mar 28th, 2017

ZYTARUK: Sleep well, friends. Because insomnia bites

There are no less than 85 known sleep disorders out there

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

BC VIEWS: A graveyard of political visions

BC Liberals as cynical as ever, Greens and NDP target industry with endangered species legislation

  • Mar 21st, 2017

SIMPSON: Hey politicians, stop the masquerade – your project is actually old news

Politicians love getting the biggest bang for their buck when it comes to making announcements, especially in election years.

BC VIEWS: Bonus baths for B.C. seniors

Health Minister Terry Lake blames Ottawa for delay in increasing care home staff, but that doesn't add up

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

BC VIEWS: Fake news and the blood system

Labour groups claim paid donations to supply plasma-derived drugs are a health hazard, but BC already uses them from the U.S.

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Letter: Harness racing at the tipping point

Bouvier calls on Minister of Finance de Jong and the City of Surrey to mediate discussions between the horsemen and Great Canadian.

  • Mar 1st, 2017

BC VIEWS: Making health care ‘free’ again

Premier Christy Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong said MSP premiums send an important signal. Not any more

  • Feb 28th, 2017

B.C. Budget: What’s in it for Surrey?

Major priorities for the city have been addressed, but it's important to remember the numbers are not set in stone.

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Letter: Casino couldn’t care less if Horsemen survive

'Once again, the horsemen of Fraser Downs are fighting for their livelihood.'

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

COLUMN: RCMP: On Scene

Theft from auto is more than a nuisance—it's a crime.

BC VIEWS: Zombie HST and other tax tales

Could some version of the harmonized sales tax return to B.C.? If Christy Clark is re-elected, it's possible

  • Feb 21st, 2017