Opinion

Langley Township Fire Department provides not only fire fighting but also medical care. A local resident is grateful to firefighters for their medical care on two recent occasions. (Langley Township website screen capture)

LETTER: Langley Township firefighter care greatly appreciated

A North Langley resident wanted Township fire crews to know she’s grateful for their help

The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Aldergrove woman underwhelmed with new hospital ER

New ER is nice but needs adequate staffing, local woman writes

  • Jun 13, 2021
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek organized the Winter Wonderland fund-raiser which was Jan. 25, 2020. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Langley City mayor voices support for department RCMP superintendent

Mayor said she’s been working to get senior RCMP officer back

  • Jun 15, 2021
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LETTER: Religion doesn’t have a lock on morality, Langley resident writes

People must ultimately decide for themselves how to act

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Multiple fire crews responded to a fire in a multiple-unit residential/commercial building in the 5500-block of 203rd Street in Langley City Saturday June 5. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley City fire shows value of apartment sprinklers

Local man would like to see building code require balcony sprinklers

  • Jun 14, 2021
Multiple fire crews responded to a fire in a multiple-unit residential/commercial building in the 5500-block of 203rd Street in Langley City Saturday June 5. (Langley Advance Times files)
A local letter writer would appreciate if cyclists would think more about safety while riding in the area of River Road in North Langley. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: North Langley route popular with cyclists but letter writer urges caution

A road user has concerns about some of the cycling habits she’s seeing in the area of River Road

  • Jun 13, 2021
A local letter writer would appreciate if cyclists would think more about safety while riding in the area of River Road in North Langley. (Black Press Media files)
On June 3, the <strong>Langley Advance Times</strong> published a two-page poster for the public to put up in their windows. A local parent is calling on all businesses with signs to take part in a sign challenge and post messages to local grads.

LETTER: Langley mom hopes to incite sign ‘war’ to send messages to grads

Students finishing high school have missed out on so many rites of passage, letter writer says

  • Jun 14, 2021
On June 3, the <strong>Langley Advance Times</strong> published a two-page poster for the public to put up in their windows. A local parent is calling on all businesses with signs to take part in a sign challenge and post messages to local grads.
John Diefenbaker and Dwight Eisenhower at the signing of the Columbia River Treaty, January 1961. (White House Photo Office)

Painful Truth: All elections are a roll of the dice

A federal election is coming, and anything could happen

John Diefenbaker and Dwight Eisenhower at the signing of the Columbia River Treaty, January 1961. (White House Photo Office)
Shail Wolf admires the ancient tree the protesters have dubbed the grandmother. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Our View: B.C. needs long term plans, limits for old growth logging

How do we manage the trade off in jobs versus preservation?

  • Jun 12, 2021
Shail Wolf admires the ancient tree the protesters have dubbed the grandmother. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, 2021 that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Canada is at a crossroads regarding hate and racism: Langley man writes

Canadians have to decide what kind of society they want, local man says

  • Jun 12, 2021
Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, 2021 that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)
Demonstrators make their way through downtown Kelowna during a solidarity march and rally in Kelowna for blockaders at Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed on June 5. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WEB POLL: End or continue old growth logging in B.C.?

The Fairy Creek standoff has put old growth logging back in the spotlight

Demonstrators make their way through downtown Kelowna during a solidarity march and rally in Kelowna for blockaders at Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed on June 5. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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LETTER: Langley park drinking pilot article should not be next to drunk confrontation article

Having the stories on the same page shows bias against public drinking, letter writer argues

  • Jun 7, 2021
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Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Why can’t trees be protected? Langley woman wonders

Society protects buildings and human-made structures so why not trees?

  • Jun 6, 2021
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but various letter writers have questionned whether it does enough. (Black Press Media file)
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LETTER: Langley City man says politics and religion long parted ways

Letter writer chides politicians for not following the moral lessons of religion

  • Jun 6, 2021
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Langley Township continues to add EV chargers at its facilities. (Township file photo)

LETTER: Langley EV user says charging infrastructure will come

There was a time when there were no gas stations for internal combustion engine cars, writer notes

  • Jun 5, 2021
Langley Township continues to add EV chargers at its facilities. (Township file photo)
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LETTER: Langley resident sides with dog owner in condo curfuffle

Letter writers have been sharing their views since the story was published

  • Jun 5, 2021
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Brydon Lagoon is a popular walking area and a local couple recently encountered several helpful people when one of them fell and was hurt. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Fall at Langley lagoon brings out best in people

A woman took a hard spill while out walking with her husband

  • Jun 4, 2021
Brydon Lagoon is a popular walking area and a local couple recently encountered several helpful people when one of them fell and was hurt. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley resident would like to see the government move on protecting bees. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident urges government to act on pesticide ban to protect bees

Widely used pesticides impact bee health, letter writer argues

  • Jun 4, 2021
A Langley resident would like to see the government move on protecting bees. (Black Press Media files)
A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

Our View: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
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LETTER: Langley condo steps in a mess over dog’s height limit fight

A local resident is critical of the fines being assessed a dog owner

  • Jun 2, 2021
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