Mark Rushton

COLUMN: ‘Training time’ for drivers, business and council

COLUMN: New ramifications to ‘It’s all our land’

The grandeur of the scenery, the remoteness, and the isolation were truly remarkable...

COLUMN: ‘Training time’ for drivers, business and council
COLUMN: More to the ‘moon’ than meets the eye

COLUMN: Be prepared for potential calamity

Not knowing such things as the location of another’s vital medications can quite possibly be a life-threatening issue...

COLUMN: More to the ‘moon’ than meets the eye
COLUMN: A brief sojourn into the forgotten past

COLUMN: A brief sojourn into the forgotten past

The scene was a reunion marking the (reluctantly admitted) 50th year since I and 68 others graduated from Qualicum Beach High School...

COLUMN: A brief sojourn into the forgotten past
COLUMN: Legal sale of ‘soothers’ a Sumas stimulus?

COLUMN: Legal sale of ‘soothers’ a Sumas stimulus?

Sumas was then “the place.” The little village rocked every weekend, and most weeknights too...

COLUMN: Legal sale of ‘soothers’ a Sumas stimulus?
COLUMN: Legal sale of ‘soothers’ a Sumas stimulus?

COLUMN: Reality also means there will be losses

Living in the country is, in many ways, like food for the soul...

COLUMN: Legal sale of ‘soothers’ a Sumas stimulus?
COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem

COLUMN: An idea that shouldn’t be stored away

It was determined, thanks to a shoebox full of stuff, the last cleaning was perhaps many springs ago...

COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem
COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem

COLUMN: Rural areas not dump sites for anything

It’s frustrating when hauling a trailer load of waste to be recycled that I’m passed, going the other way...

COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem
COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem

COLUMN: Questionable selection process for this survey

The document so addressed was from BC Hydro, and related to a “service address” I have...

COLUMN: Reroute rather than shift the problem
COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive

COLUMN: ‘Signs of the times’ need a-changin’

Driving through Abbotsford, it becomes painfully obvious that there is something endemically wrong with our community...

COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive
COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive

COLUMN: Port strike has effect on B.C.’s economy

The port shutdown has already cost 142 direct jobs, and probably more indirect jobs, in Terrace due to a mill closure...

COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive
COLUMN: Now is when the year really begins

COLUMN: Now is when the year really begins

Spring, finally, seems to have sprung although its official start is about 10 days away...

COLUMN: Now is when the year really begins
COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive

COLUMN: Time to think ‘weather’ before choosing venue

If there is one thing you can say about the weather we experience here in ‘“British Columbia by the sea,” it is changeable...

COLUMN: Without protection, there is no incentive
COLUMN: An abbreviated history of 20 political years

COLUMN: An abbreviated history of 20 political years

Michael de Jong’s career as a provincial representative for the various iterations of West Abbotsford began on Feb. 17, 1994...

COLUMN: An abbreviated history of 20 political years
COLUMN: Remembering the contribution of Harry DeJong

COLUMN: Remembering the contribution of Harry DeJong

DeJong, a man who served our community and our province with dedication, diligence and devotion to making where we live a better place

COLUMN: Remembering the contribution of Harry DeJong
COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own

COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own

The technical evolution of devices that brings music to our ears began, instruments aside, with huge wind-up units...

COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own
COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own

COLUMN: An ATV that warms the heart and soul

Though my sons have had them since they were small... motorcycles have never really been my thing...

COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own
COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own

COLUMN: Preservation requires co-operation

From someone whose life has revolved around words, I find it disturbing how often many of them are misused...

COLUMN: There’s a price to pay for making your own
COLUMN: Curiosity the driver of class reunions

COLUMN: Curiosity the driver of class reunions

Like many of you, I’m sure, receiving a blast from the past brings back memories long buried...

COLUMN: Curiosity the driver of class reunions
COLUMN: Generosity is what makes the season

COLUMN: Is gas-fired generation a better long-term solution?

Despite having travelled extensively in B.C., I have been to the Peace Country but three times in my life...

COLUMN: Generosity is what makes the season
COLUMN: Must give respect to earn respect, and help

COLUMN: Must give respect to earn respect, and help

The other day, when the weather was still mild, I figured it was time to blow all the leaves off the driveway and dispose of them...

COLUMN: Must give respect to earn respect, and help