Opinion

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

Fast-growing parts of the community lack playground space, a letter writer argues. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood left behind in playground planning

Yorkson area needs more amenities for kids, local resident says

  • Sep 25, 2022
A letter writer is concerned about the ability of residents to afford housing as more and more rental units are demolished to make way for higher cost units. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley losing affordable housing units

Housing should be a basic right, letter writer says

  • Sep 24, 2022
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
One letter writer is more than a little upset and saddened to see several local retail businesses cutting back or eliminating human cashiers in favour of electronic checkouts. (Shirley Sawatsky/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Live cashiers are sorely missed

Langley shopper critical of move to automate checkouts at major retailers

  • Sep 20, 2022
One letter writer is more than a little upset and saddened to see several local retail businesses cutting back or eliminating human cashiers in favour of electronic checkouts. (Shirley Sawatsky/Special to Langley Advance Times)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
B.C. health minister Adrian Dix speaks on the healthcare crisis at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler Sept. 13. (Credit: Union of B.C. Municipalities)

WEB POLL: Will you get the Omicron booster shot?

Health authorities say anyone who wants one should be able to get a shot this fall

  • Sep 22, 2022
B.C. health minister Adrian Dix speaks on the healthcare crisis at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler Sept. 13. (Credit: Union of B.C. Municipalities)
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

OUR VIEW: Compassion core of SOGI

Wild claims about the education program are likley during school board elections

  • Sep 25, 2022
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett stared in Cyrano, an adaptation of the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac. (Contributed)

PAINFUL TRUTH: End of the flood of sequels in sight?

Are people getting bored with the same five franchises over and over?

Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett stared in Cyrano, an adaptation of the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac. (Contributed)
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Civic governments can’t tackle housing affordability alone

That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try – or that housing won’t be on the ballot this fall

  • Sep 17, 2022
Condos under construction in Langley City in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Planning to vote on Oct. 15? Turnout for civic elections is far lower than for federal or provincial votes. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

WEB POLL: Are you going to vote?

In civic elections, most people don’t bother to cast a ballot

  • Sep 15, 2022
Planning to vote on Oct. 15? Turnout for civic elections is far lower than for federal or provincial votes. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Two people died in a multi-vehicle collision at 196th Street and 32nd Avenue in Langley in early August. Locals want changes before more accidents occur. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Fatal crash refocuses spotlight on traffic dangers on Langley road

It’s been several years and nothing has been done to make 32nd Avenue safe, despite increased traffic

  • Sep 11, 2022
Two people died in a multi-vehicle collision at 196th Street and 32nd Avenue in Langley in early August. Locals want changes before more accidents occur. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Cruise-In one of our great community gatherings

Langley’s communities are showcased by our town centre festivals

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
Attendees will be well fed at Langley Good Times Cruise-In whether they eat from the In & Out Burger truck or concessions. (Aldergrove Star files)

WEB POLL: Why do you come to the Cruise-In?

Is it the cars, or more than that?

  • Sep 8, 2022
Attendees will be well fed at Langley Good Times Cruise-In whether they eat from the In & Out Burger truck or concessions. (Aldergrove Star files)
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A local letter writer says land cleared in Walnut Grove is an example of how businesses don’t see their impact on the environment. (Apple Maps)

LETTER: Stripped Langley lot example of sacrificing nature for almighty dollar

Individuals told to be greener, but companies not held to same standard, letter writer says

  • Sep 6, 2022
A local letter writer says land cleared in Walnut Grove is an example of how businesses don’t see their impact on the environment. (Apple Maps)
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)