Editorials

Small and local shops are vulnerable to the second wave of the coronavirus. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Save jobs, shop local in Langley

The fight to preserve local businesses and employment is underway now

Aldor Acres is open to the public for pumpkin picking and animal visiting. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Our View: Caution requires creativity this Halloween in Langley

And remember, no big parties, or you’ll get a trick in the form of a fine!

  • Oct 29, 2020
If you didn’t vote by mail, or at the advance polls, we hope you get out Saturday to cast your ballot in the 2020 provincial election. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEWS: Get out (or not) to vote

The B.C. election is happening on Saturday, Oct. 24. Please make sure to cast your ballot.

  • Oct 23, 2020
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)

Our View: Promise, then deliver

Make sure you hold the politicians accountable for the promises they make this month

  • Oct 8, 2020
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)
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OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

This is our view. What’s yours? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)
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Murrayville will not forget
Playing last post for her grandfather
Langley's South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest
Langley City's Mary Foote is turning 105
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Our View: No elections yet, please

Can we at least wait until after the coronavirus pandemic is over?

  • Sep 17, 2020
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: Clash over back to school was avoidable

The B.C. government should have forseen a reluctance to return to classrooms

  • Sep 4, 2020
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Langley School District buses in the 64th Avenue storage yard. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Parents need options in return to school

At home and hybrid options are needed as well as in person

  • Aug 20, 2020
Langley School District buses in the 64th Avenue storage yard. (Langley Advance Times files)
British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, left, and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pause during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Our View: Province needs to crack down on COVID-spreading events

Illicit parties and rule-breaking gatherings need to be stopped

  • Aug 13, 2020
British Columbia provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, left, and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pause during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Firefighters dousing a blaze in a wooded area of the Township. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Fire season returns to Langley

More people means more chances that fires will be sparked across the community

  • Jul 31, 2020
Firefighters dousing a blaze in a wooded area of the Township. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Penny wise, flood foolish

The cost of acting now is cheaper than the cost of cleaning up the climate change mess later

  • Jul 11, 2020
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
(Black Press Media files)

We’re wishing you all the best this Canada Day

It’s July 1, and as Canadians we have so much to celebrate

  • Jul 1, 2020
(Black Press Media files)
Canada’s flag. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Our View: Happy DIY Canada Day!

It’s going to be a home-based celebration for most of us

  • Jun 26, 2020
Canada’s flag. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)

Our View: New library needed in growing Langley

Existing libraries could use some growth, too

  • Jun 18, 2020
Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)
Our View: Strange time for Langley grads

Our View: Strange time for Langley grads

It’s not been an ideal graduation, but better things lie ahead

  • Jun 11, 2020
Our View: Strange time for Langley grads
Our View: Keep the border closed for now

Our View: Keep the border closed for now

Until both the U.S. and Canada have the pandemic under control, travel is unwise

  • May 15, 2020
Our View: Keep the border closed for now
Our View: COVID should inspire court reform

Our View: COVID should inspire court reform

Courts could be made more efficient with technology

  • May 1, 2020
Our View: COVID should inspire court reform
First responders signed up to save lives, as in this fire in Langley City last year. Now they’re dealing with a new kind of threat to their safety. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Coronavirus reveals new kind of bravery in first responders

Even those who signed up to save lives and risk their own weren’t expecting this

First responders signed up to save lives, as in this fire in Langley City last year. Now they’re dealing with a new kind of threat to their safety. (Langley Advance Times files)
Our View: Who do you hope for?

Our View: Who do you hope for?

We’re asking Langley to show us it’s hopes for a brighter future

  • Apr 9, 2020
Our View: Who do you hope for?