Editorials

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?
Shaylin Thulin applies disinfectant between customers at the IGA Murrayville store, which is operating under struct conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Acbance Times)

Our View: Honour bravery of those thrust into danger

From nurses and doctors to delivery drivers and grocery clerks, we have some new heroes

  • Apr 2, 2020
Shaylin Thulin applies disinfectant between customers at the IGA Murrayville store, which is operating under struct conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Acbance Times)
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than facemasks in controlling the spread of a virus.

EDITORIAL: Fraser Health needs to be transparent to fight coronavirus panic

Fraser Health and other authorities are not helping by being vague in recent communications

  • Feb 26, 2020
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than facemasks in controlling the spread of a virus.
(Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Multiple ways to tackle community safety

More cops, more lights, and heading off danger before it starts

  • Feb 15, 2020
(Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Growing pains hurt in Langley

Development isn’t paying for itself, and we’re developing fast

  • Feb 8, 2020
Our View: Taxi firms hurting wheelchair users worst possible response to ridesharing

Our View: Taxi firms hurting wheelchair users worst possible response to ridesharing

The most vulnerable users of transit and taxis are caught in a conflict they had nothing to do with

Our View: Taxi firms hurting wheelchair users worst possible response to ridesharing
Our View: West Coast still worst coast for winter driving
Our View: West Coast still worst coast for winter driving
Our View: Balance needed in transport options

Our View: Balance needed in transport options

Uber and Lyft will not fill every transport niche in Langley

  • Jan 10, 2020
Our View: Balance needed in transport options