Mark Rushton

COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?

COLUMN: Aging hasn’t diminished the elegance

At least I have a sparkly new room in which to store more junk, when it’s not being used to host birthday parties for two-year-olds.

COLUMN: Connecting subdivisions to sagebrush?
COLUMN: Easy way to check roads before venturing out

COLUMN: Done with care, we can have it both ways

When I read last week that the U.S. is sending its Coast Guard to investigate oil tanker traffic, I thought it a bit hypocritical.

COLUMN: Easy way to check roads before venturing out

COLUMN: On being prepared for the big ‘shake-up’

If the life ‘goes to hell in a handbasket’ for a few days thanks to a significant tectonic shift, I’m about as prepared as can be.

COLUMN: The test of citizenship can be testy

COLUMN: New ‘philosophy’ gaining strength

Common sense, if a community meeting in my neighbourhood last week is any indication, is taking hold at city hall.

COLUMN: The test of citizenship can be testy

COLUMN: This ‘business plan’ is seriously flawed

TransLink has just discovered the guiding principle upon which it is created is not only flawed, it is doomed to failure.

COLUMN: Life skills are built on courses like this

Thirty years ago my sons discovered the infant sport of bicycle motocross, or BMX. The Little bikes were the new sport for kids...

COLUMN: Good planning is essential to success

Searching through the sports pages of the daily newspapers these past few days revealed not one reference to “our” lingerie football team.

COLUMN: Look to innovation, not conflict

In the bush, instant ‘info’ is lacking

If there is one thing I can almost always count on, it is that no matter how productive fishing can be in any lake, they never bite.

COLUMN: Look to innovation, not conflict
COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?

COLUMN: ‘Efficiency’ comes with a price tag

While enjoying a beer and some BS, my friend asked if I’d had the spark plugs in my truck changed recently.

COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?
COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?

COLUMN: It’s best to read those labels before you buy

I have an aversion to washing dishes – not that I don’t like them clean, I simply find the task of scrubbing them by hand distasteful.

COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?
COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?

COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?

How often does Abbotsford have a sex show cancelled one day, and virtually the next an announcement that Lingerie Football is coming.

COLUMN: Why get your knickers in a knot over this?
COLUMN: It could have, and has been, worse

COLUMN: Killing two ‘birds’ with one stone?

Touch-typing has taken on new meaning with my right index finger currently partially numb and wrapped in a bandage, causing many a miscue.

COLUMN: It could have, and has been, worse
COLUMN: It could have, and has been, worse

COLUMN: Using a challenge to the oxymoron

On one of the infrequent occasions that I drive the vehicle owned by the one who shares a roof with me, I asked her to turn on the GPS unit.

COLUMN: It could have, and has been, worse
COLUMNIST: Membership in the 'dumb and dumber' club

COLUMN: Funding needs future thinking too

So Metro Vancouver mayors have collectively decided that yet again, property taxes…

COLUMNIST: Membership in the 'dumb and dumber' club
COLUMN: Winging the way through summer

No matter where you go, technology intrudes

Last weekend began about a month ago. Daughter, husband and baby were sitting around the patio table when talk turned to camping.

COLUMN: Winging the way through summer
COLUMN: A 'refreshing' attempt at bug control

COLUMN: Appreciating Kapuskasing, and others

Funny how small things trigger memories. A few days ago there was a news story about the prime minister weighing in on the importance of Canada continuing to mine, refine and produce asbestos to ship around the world, despite the assumed health risks related to asbestos in any of its forms.

COLUMN: A 'refreshing' attempt at bug control
COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced

COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced

There are times in this writing business when it is difficult to adhere to the writ that accuracy must prevail.

COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced
COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced

COLUMN: The worldwide ramifications of hitting ‘send’

The reaction I have noticed to the rotating strikes of Canada’s postal…

COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced
COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced

COLUMN: No ‘sound of music’ in these hills

If you look to the east of downtown Abbotsford, the forested slopes of Sumas Mountain dominate. For most it is an area that is seen but rarely visited. It is assumed a place of woods and wildlife, where few live.

COLUMN: This honour is not misplaced

COLUMNIST: Perhaps we too should be so decisive

Sunday night Barak Obama certainly knocked questions of the authenticity of his birth certificate right off the radar. He also knocked the wind out of the sails of The Comb-Over and Shotgun Sarah.