Columnists

COLUMN: A movement in search of connection

Columnist ML Burke says more and more people are looking to get away from suburban isolation in search of community.

COLUMN: Add a trip to the library to your list of new year’s resolutions

Frances Thomson suggests a trip to your local library to help get the new year started on the right foot.

COLUMN: Community has an important role to play in helping police

Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord tells how the community and police worked together to catch a thief and preserve a uniquely Delta business.

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          COLUMN: Delta Police Department sees increase in mental health-related calls

          DPD Chief Neil Dubord says more resources are needed to address the cause of the problem rather than the consequences.

          COLUMN: Explore Irish-Canadian authors this month at the Mackie Library

          Frances Thomson, community librarian at the George Mackie Library, has some book recommendations to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

          COLUMN: Farewell to two great politicians

          Columnist ML Burke reflects on the careers of two departing politicians: U.S. President Barack Obama and Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington.

          • Feb 3rd, 2017

          COLUMN: February is heart month at Delta libraries

          Frances Thomson suggests a heart-themed reading list for February.

          COLUMN: Finding the Spirit of Sharing

          Columnist ML Burke remembers her visit to New York, memories of 9/11 and what we can accomplish when we put our differences aside.

          COLUMN: Give the gift of reading this Christmas

          Frances Thomson, community librarian at the George Mackie Library, gives us some gift ideas suitable for readers of all ages.

          COLUMN: Highrises on floodplains a shaky proposition

          UBC geography student Alison Fung questions the wisdom of building highrises on floodplains or on artificial land.

          COLUMN: Lest We Forget

          Frances Thomson, community librarian at the George Mackie Library, recommends some historical fiction to read this Remembrance Day.

          COLUMN: Let’s move past first-past-the-post

          North Delta Reporter editor James Smith makes his case for adopting a system of proportional representation to replace first-past-the-post.

          COLUMN: Police chief issues Deltans a road safety challenge

          Police Chief Neil Dubord challenges Deltans to help make Delta's roads the safest in British Columbia.

          COLUMN: Pre-election posturing

          Tolls, bridge crowding and time spent commuting are major issues going into the spring provincial election.

          COLUMN: Seniors town hall highlights

          Columnist ML Burke has a few takeaways from the recent seniors town hall meeting in Ladner

          COLUMN: Taking care of the people that take care of us

          Delta Police Chief Constable Neil Dubord discusses the importance of supporting mental wellness in first responders.

          COLUMN: The great democracy debate

          Columnist ML Burke casts her vote for proportional representation as a replacement for our current first-past-the-post electoral system.

          COLUMN: Toll review drags on

          The public will need to exert considerable pressure on politicians for a fair bridge fee policy.

          COLUMN: Two solitudes (or why people support Trump)

          Columnist ML Burke tries to wrap her head around the ongoing popularity of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

          COLUMN: Cozy mysteries for April showers

          Columnist Frances Thomson gives a few book recommendations to help pass the time on rainy spring days.