Opinion

Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)

Todd Stone: More action needed to save B.C. businesses

‘This pandemic recovery effort is about people’

  • Jan 27, 2021
The business case for bringing SkyTrain to Langley has been finalized but some are pushing for another rail method. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Rail expert continues to lobby for light rail over SkyTrain to Langley

SkyTrain the most expensive option for rail through communities South of the Fraser, writer argues

  • Jan 26, 2021
A Fort Langley letter writer lays out why he disagrees with the Township’s suggestion to withhold permissive tax exemptions for churches that defy Provincial Health Orders (file photo)

LETTER: Township church tax move feels punitive, Langley man argues

Township looking at whether to give permissive tax exemption to churches holding in-person services.

  • Jan 24, 2021
B.C. MInisterial Order 425 and the list of permitted exemptions to wearing face masks in retail businesses and other public spaces. (B.C. Government website)

LETTER: Langley newspaper criticized for doing story on maskless encounter

Local letter writer shares opinion on video of unmasked man in grocery store

  • Jan 21, 2021
B.C. MInisterial Order 425 and the list of permitted exemptions to wearing face masks in retail businesses and other public spaces. (B.C. Government website)
Okay – who predicted that increased pet ownership would be a side effect of a pandemic? (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Painful Truth: Predicting the post-COVID future is no easy task

Small changes are gathering steam, and no one saw all of them coming

Okay – who predicted that increased pet ownership would be a side effect of a pandemic? (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)
The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Too many shootings as gang war continues

We need to ask what more we could be doing to stop the endless gang wars

The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Cloverdale man said public pressure only convinces church goers they are right

Engageing churches in discussions on how to reduce transmission would be more effective than bans

  • Jan 18, 2021
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Local letter writer expects more people turning to prayer during pandemic. (File photo)

LETTER: More people likely turn to prayer during pandemic, Langley man contends

Pandemic, politics and the economy are giving people reason to call on a higher power, he writes

  • Jan 17, 2021
Local letter writer expects more people turning to prayer during pandemic. (File photo)
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LETTER: Langley churches offer in-person services precisely because they care about people

Letter writer concerned Township councillor wants to punish churches with tax threat

  • Jan 17, 2021
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Riverside Calvary Church and Buhf Beauty Boutique are next to each other in the same building complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Kudos to all standing up for convictions in COVID conflict

Reader asks both sides in Langley church debate to show empathy for each other, despite disagreeing

  • Jan 11, 2021
Riverside Calvary Church and Buhf Beauty Boutique are next to each other in the same building complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Several Canadian politicians have been caught travelling outside of the country in recent months, despite government regulations and orders intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Septemer 2020)

LETTER: Langley resident points to double standard of politicians caught travelling abroad

The rules for politicians should be the same as for average Canadians

  • Jan 10, 2021
Several Canadian politicians have been caught travelling outside of the country in recent months, despite government regulations and orders intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Septemer 2020)
Vaccinnation of the majority of the population will take time and people must still use COVID precautions after getting the shot until health experts are sure the public is safe, a local letter writer noted. (File photo)

LETTER: Those vaccinated for COVID-19 must still take precautions to prevent spread, Langley man writes

Precautions are expected to stay in place for a while even for those who have received the vaccine

  • Jan 9, 2021
Vaccinnation of the majority of the population will take time and people must still use COVID precautions after getting the shot until health experts are sure the public is safe, a local letter writer noted. (File photo)
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
A local letter writer is displeased with the Fraser Health Authority over seniors care. (File photo)

LETTER: Langley woman questions Fraser Health lack of details about COVID vaccine for seniors caregivers

Families have been vital in caring for seniors and should get priority access to vaccination

  • Jan 8, 2021
A local letter writer is displeased with the Fraser Health Authority over seniors care. (File photo)
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Byelections matter – so get informed and vote!

Local politicians are your best bet at making real changes

  • Jan 7, 2021
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Most COVID testing still involves a nasal swab. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

LETTER: Langley resident tested for COVID and says health workers rock

A local resident values the work of those helping to keep public safe

  • Jan 7, 2021
Most COVID testing still involves a nasal swab. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young