About eight years ago, Mustafa Hasan was stuck in Baghdad traffic when he heard an explosion. A car bomb had gone off somewhere behind him and a swarm of people came running past his car to get away from the burning vehicle. Before he had time to figure out what to do, another car exploded, this one fewer than 10 cars behind him. By now, his friend, the driver, had fled, leaving him sitting trapped, alone and confused in the passenger seat. He couldn't move, and he was dizzy and hurt from where his head had smashed into the windshield after the second blast.
Langley's history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.
White Rock Social Justice Film Society shows documentary movies with themes of social justice at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., White Rock. On select nights; admission by donation. Info: whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival. ca. April 26: "War Made Easy," in which author Norman Soloman teams with activist/actor Sean Penn to encourage critical thinking about media spin during wartime by introducing viewers to the techniques of war propaganda and seeing just how those techniques have been implemented from Vietnam to Iraq. A member of "Veterans for Peace" in Washington will be present at the film to facilitate after-film discussion.
EVENTS GUIDE -- FUNDRAISERS
Eighty Years Ago -- March 16, 1933
Ten years ago I wasn't shy about speaking against the Iraq war and how people were mindlessly falling into line behind [George W.] Bush's efforts to drum up public support.
Pierre Coupey, Cutting Out the Tongue: Selected Work 1976-2012, at the West Vancouver Museum until April 27. Artist talk March 23, 2-3 p.m.
When I was a kid, no one understood the effects of lead on the human body.
Would you feel safer or threatened if you knew your neighbour kept guns? A lot of them. Specifically one handgun for everyone over the age of 21 in the home plus a variety of rifles and shotguns - all bought legally for "personal safety."
WOULD you feel safer or threatened if you knew your neighbour kept guns? A lot of them. Specifically one handgun for everyone over the age of 21 in the home plus a variety of rifles and shotguns - all bought legally for "personal safety."
It wasn't intended to be the ultimate recreational vehicle and it certainly wasn't intended to be driven by movie stars up and down Hollywood's action-packed Sunset Strip.
When I came into an unexpected windfall this year, I asked my girlfriend where I could take her on vacation-our first real trip together. Her criteria: to be on the water but not on a resort where presumably we would be sipping daiquiris from a feed bag.
The soldiers never saw the rocket-propelled grenade or the man who launched the flying bomb at their armoured Hummer at 100 metres per second.
Part 1 - Two world travellers, united by a love for an instrument.
He had come to the mailroom in the hope of receiving a letter from his daughter, who was at a navy boot camp. The letter was there. But on top of it was a large, triangular box.
that I've ever done over there. It's a symbol of the last 10 years of my life-the good and the bad."
AFTER a four-year journey together through more than 80 countries, the Watkins family has no secrets.
Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan at the Maple Ridge Library, and were joined by a host of dignitaries and guests.
They come from locales where rinks, let alone a simple game of shinny, are about as foreign as you can get.