Letters

Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Green group encourages Langley residents to use electric appliances

Household gas appliances are a significant source of greenhouse gas, letter writer says

  • Feb 4, 2023
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley City senior sees fear rising along with inflation

Cost of living keeps going up and people are worried about the future, letter writer argues

  • Feb 3, 2023
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Ron and Wes Heppell walked through a potato storage facility at Heppell’s Potato Corp. in 2018. The family has farmed on a portion of the federal land for more than 50 years. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident joins fight to save potato farm

Federal government started process to sell five plots of land used for agriculture

  • Feb 1, 2023
Ron and Wes Heppell walked through a potato storage facility at Heppell’s Potato Corp. in 2018. The family has farmed on a portion of the federal land for more than 50 years. (Black Press Media files)
Mohammad Ghobadlou (right) was sentenced to be executed in Iran for participating in nationwide freedom protests. (Centre for Human Rights in Iran)

LETTER: Fearing for personal rights at home

MPs should be standing up for protesters, not just those facing execution – local writer

  • Jan 30, 2023
Mohammad Ghobadlou (right) was sentenced to be executed in Iran for participating in nationwide freedom protests. (Centre for Human Rights in Iran)
A Donetsk People’s Republic militia’s multiple rocket launcher fires from its position not far from Panteleimonivka, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Day after day, Russia pounded the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids. (Alexei Alexandrov/Associated Press, file)

LETTER: Langley resident wonders if Canadians would fight for their homeland like Ukranians are doing

Local senior contemplative as war’s first anniversary approaches

  • Jan 16, 2023
A Donetsk People’s Republic militia’s multiple rocket launcher fires from its position not far from Panteleimonivka, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Day after day, Russia pounded the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids. (Alexei Alexandrov/Associated Press, file)
Crews were called to a house fire at 30th Avenue and 240th Street in April 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Take opportunity to thank Langley’s first responders

Emergency crews are out in all kinds of weather dealing with tragic situations, letter writer notes

  • Jan 13, 2023
Crews were called to a house fire at 30th Avenue and 240th Street in April 2021. It was reported around 3 a.m by a local firefighter who was driving to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (Andy Hewitson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident says assessment math creates unfair taxation

Why do homeowners in same neighbourhood pay same amount for garbage but different rates for police?

  • Jan 7, 2023
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley man concerned about recession and inflation

Tough economy will hit the most vulnerable Canadians hard, letter writer says

  • Dec 28, 2022
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“Family vacations” have evolved from road trips to see relations to travelling to international tourist destinations, one letter writer says. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident cherishes old-fashioned family vacations over flashy tourist destinations

Public’s yearning for long-distance vacations has an environmental impact

  • Dec 27, 2022
“Family vacations” have evolved from road trips to see relations to travelling to international tourist destinations, one letter writer says. (Black Press Media files)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Bystander impressed by Langley City restaurant staff during medical emergency

Kindness and compassion along with quick action were noticed

  • Dec 23, 2022
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A local letter writer is concerned about access to medication and pharmacy items. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley City woman concerned about empty pharmacy shelves

People encouraged not to hoard medications so they are available to more people

  • Dec 22, 2022
A local letter writer is concerned about access to medication and pharmacy items. (Special to Black Press Media)
A Fort Langley resident wonders why many sidewalks in front of public property re not cleared of snow and ice. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Why aren’t Fort Langley streets in front of parks and schools cleared of snow?

Township requires homeowners and businesses to clear sidewalks within a certain time frame

  • Dec 19, 2022
A Fort Langley resident wonders why many sidewalks in front of public property re not cleared of snow and ice. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Cancer society CEO welcomes federal help with patient incomes

Extending benefits helps reduce pressure on people dealing with cancer

  • Dec 14, 2022
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Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident wants the gift of time with loved ones

Popular poem modified to question mad rush of holiday shopping

  • Dec 6, 2022
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Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Eliminating single-family home building won’t solve Langley’s housing issues

Aldergrove resident concerned the Township will make a significant change without public input

  • Dec 4, 2022
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Back in 2017, retired RN Doris Riedweg showed a reusable glass syringe that is on display at the Langley Memorial Hospital Archives in Michaud House. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Have an interest in medicine or history? Join the Langley hospital’s heritage committee

Public invited to be part of a community-based group

  • Dec 3, 2022
Back in 2017, retired RN Doris Riedweg showed a reusable glass syringe that is on display at the Langley Memorial Hospital Archives in Michaud House. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Christian Life Assembly is using some of its land to build an affordable housing project which is expected to open in the spring of 2024. A local letter writer is concerned that governments are not ensuring enough housing is being built for seniors on fixed incomes, the working poor, and others with limited means. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Canadian society not ensuring housing for its most vulernable, Langley man says

Affordable and subsidized housing should be geared to an individual’s income, writer argues

  • Nov 28, 2022
Langley’s Christian Life Assembly is using some of its land to build an affordable housing project which is expected to open in the spring of 2024. A local letter writer is concerned that governments are not ensuring enough housing is being built for seniors on fixed incomes, the working poor, and others with limited means. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley Township council has gone off the deep end with idea to add more pools

There isn’t enough staff for current pools so adding more won’t benefit community, letter writer says

  • Nov 25, 2022
The Township opened the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park in 2018. Now council wants to open more pools but a local lifeguard is concerned about staffing. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the ceremony announcing the Kwantlen First Nation Plaza to mark the Township’s 150th anniversary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Writer questions Langley’s treatment of local First Nations

Township marks 150th anniversary next year with plaza partnership

  • Nov 24, 2022
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag, and Township Mayor Eric Woodward were at the ceremony announcing the Kwantlen First Nation Plaza to mark the Township’s 150th anniversary. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The community gathered for Remembrance Day services at Douglas Park on Nov. 11, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: ‘Official’ conflict or not, Langley veterans deserve recognition Nov. 11

Writer argues that Canadian man who fought with U.S. in Vietnam deserved to be honoured

  • Nov 21, 2022
The community gathered for Remembrance Day services at Douglas Park on Nov. 11, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
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