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LETTER: Langley Township and B.C. failed residents over Walnut Grove truck route

Long-time resident concerned about big trucks in a suburban neighbourhood

  • Jul 20, 2021
Traffic flows along 192nd Street south of 24th Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186th and 196th Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26, 2021. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Campbell Heights development destroying vital natural area

Surrey is looking to expand industrial lands in the area bordering South Langley

  • Jul 25, 2021
Susan Vowes said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.

LETTER: Langley Township rain garden signs irks letter writer

Municipality wasting taxpayer dollars, local woman writes

  • Jul 26, 2021
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LETTER: Clayton Heights letter writer calls for federal climate change action

Prime minister needs to act like green and not just sound concerned about the environment

  • Jul 24, 2021
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A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton on July 1, 2021, during record high temperatures. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

LETTER: Langley resident encourages green living but says planet will still get hotter

The earth is going through a hot age right now, which humans can’t reverse, letter writer said

  • Jul 23, 2021
A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton on July 1, 2021, during record high temperatures. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday (July 9) that the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)

LETTER: SkyTrain best option for Langley

Light rail in other communities snarls traffic, letter writer warns

  • Jul 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday (July 9) that the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)
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LETTER: Langley City man questions why fight against racism seems never ending

A local letter writer has spoken out against hate and racism for years

  • Jul 20, 2021
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Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)

LETTER: Langley upcycler hopes unique competition continues in the future

The Art of Upcycling challenged entrants to use throwaway items in new ways

  • Jul 21, 2021
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/

LETTER: Aldergrove tree defender welcomes stricter Langley Township tree protection bylaw

Public input is accepted until noon on Thursday, July 22, letter writer noted

  • Jul 18, 2021
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Why isn’t discrimination against whites spoken of, Langley man asks

All racism and discrimination should be taken serious, letter writer says

  • Jul 19, 2021
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LETTER: Exhausted frontline workers should not be subjected to abuse

Care providers group urges kindness as care home visitation opens up

  • Jul 19, 2021
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The Langley Advance Times editorial of June 24, 2021, questionned public money going to political parties during elections. (Langley Advance Times graphic)

LETTER: Langley resident lauds newspaper call to end vote subsidies to political parties

Parties receive $1.75 per vote received in the last election. This could be scrapped soon

  • Jul 26, 2021
The Langley Advance Times editorial of June 24, 2021, questionned public money going to political parties during elections. (Langley Advance Times graphic)
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., on September 1, 2020. The line will come through North Langley. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

LETTER: Langley letter writer encourages people to move away from fossil fuels

Time to shift gears to cleaner power, local woman says

  • Jul 17, 2021
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., on September 1, 2020. The line will come through North Langley. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
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LETTER: Langley letter writer questions Surrey’s push to develop Campbell Heights

The benefit of greenspace can’t be replaced with a few street trees, local man argues

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.

LETTER: South Langley road notorious for crashes

A local letter writer lives in the area and is concerned about the number of incidents

  • Jul 16, 2021
Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.
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LETTER: Humanity needs to stop using fossil fuels immediately, Langley City woman argues

A local letter writer lays out her concerns for the future is people don’t change their ways

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Memorials can be seen at the Walnut Grove Skate Park for Carson Crimeni who died Aug. 7, 2019. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley woman joins call for justice for dead child

Almost two years after Carson Crimeni died, his family and others want progress on his case

  • Jul 15, 2021
Memorials can be seen at the Walnut Grove Skate Park for Carson Crimeni who died Aug. 7, 2019. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Langley senior calls for better protections for renters

Letter writer would like politicians to do more to protect vulnerable renters

  • Jul 14, 2021
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A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Resident recommends cleaning out Township council in next election over pool vote

Public feedback preferred a pool over a spray park but council opted to go with spray park

  • Jul 13, 2021
A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)
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LETTER: Langley woman critical of federal take on COVID passports

B.C. already issuing vaccination cards to residents and that should suffice, resident says

  • Jul 12, 2021
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