Mark Rushton

COLUMN: Lower costs would be greater convenience

COLUMN: No winner for us in the world of curling

A week ago Sunday, I was flicking through the television channels when I spotted curling...

COLUMN: Lower costs would be greater convenience
COLUMN: No silver lining to this disposal difficulty

COLUMN: No silver lining to this disposal difficulty

According to media reports, it cost something like $6,000 to clean up a mercury spill...

COLUMN: No silver lining to this disposal difficulty

COLUMN: Solve this dilemma through referendum

Like my garage, the Canadian Senate is in dire need of a thorough cleansing...

COLUMN: More than one impact to this dam plan?

COLUMN: More than one impact to this dam plan?

The Similkameen River provides one of the most spectacularly scenic drives in Canada, if not North America...

COLUMN: More than one impact to this dam plan?
COLUMN: Weather not the only bullet to dodge

COLUMN: Weather not the only bullet to dodge

I’m not certain age brings wisdom so much as the realization that the body is no longer up to spending a weekend in a sodden tent...

COLUMN: Weather not the only bullet to dodge
COLUMN: Must ensure “one way” is best, safest way

COLUMN: Must ensure “one way” is best, safest way

Like it or not, since Canada’s economy is based on resource extraction and sale, our oil and gas, coal and forest products must go to market

COLUMN: Must ensure “one way” is best, safest way
COLUMN: It’s not just bears that are in danger

COLUMN: It’s not just bears that are in danger

The recent media frenzy over a hockey player killing a grizzly bear for trophy purposes, needs to be put somewhat into perspective.

COLUMN: It’s not just bears that are in danger
COLUMN: Taxing wells may open Pandora’s box

COLUMN: Taxing wells may open Pandora’s box

Last summer I raised the issue of regulations being considered that would result in the metering of private water wells.

COLUMN: Taxing wells may open Pandora’s box
COLUMN: Taxing wells may open Pandora’s box

COLUMN: Today’s equivalent of ‘keep your powder dry’

On these long hot summer days, most of my free time is spent in the ‘garden’ keeping up, or catching up, with the yard work...

COLUMN: Taxing wells may open Pandora’s box
OPINION: One attraction that may not endure

COLUMN: Not all urban myths are tasty tidbits

The advent of email, Facebook and all the other electronic means of sharing information have been a boon to the urban myth, or legend.

OPINION: One attraction that may not endure
OPINION: One attraction that may not endure

COLUMN: You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone

Last Thursday afternoon I took a leisurely drive across Sumas Prairie. Travel by tractor is quite illuminating

OPINION: One attraction that may not endure
COLUMN: Our ‘jobs’ picture needs changing

COLUMN: Fly this one by the seat of your pants

The propeller on their Beaver floatplane had just fallen off, high above the Sunshine Coast last week...

COLUMN: Our ‘jobs’ picture needs changing
COLUMN: Ruminations of an Island visit

COLUMN: Ruminations of an Island visit

Arriving early to pick up a foot passenger departing an Island ferry, I was fascinated by the number of people who walk on and off.

COLUMN: Ruminations of an Island visit
COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear

COLUMN: Loss on one hand, reward on the other

It was a weekend of opportunities lost, and opportunities won.

COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear
COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear

COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear

You would think that someone might have mentioned the impending road rebuild, and saved the cost of line-painting.

COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear
COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear

COLUMN: Potential disasters come in many forms

I don’t think there is major concern for flooding down here, but with all that mountain snow remaining I’d not throw caution to the wind.

COLUMN: An embarrassment we must all wear
COLUMN: An important decision that’s close to home

COLUMN: Listening to and learning history

Standing in the buffet line at the Rancho Friday night, I had to smile at the conversations among the other guests...

COLUMN: An important decision that’s close to home
COLUMN: Banging the drum for achievement

COLUMN: Sometimes your name in print isn’t so good

There was a time in our past that the denizens of Abbotsford would revel in the fact that our town was mentioned in the Vancouver media.

COLUMN: Banging the drum for achievement
COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?

COLUMN: Earth Hour here more esthetic than actual

Apparently, during Earth Hour Saturday, BCers “saved” 136 megawatts of electricity. So what I want to know is, where are we saving it?

COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?
COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?

COLUMN: A new route for traffic, and politics?

Despite the low 50 km speed limit along Zero Avenue, it took only slightly more than an hour to reach the toll booths at Tsawwassen.

COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?