Opinion

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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

Large sections of 208th Street are single lane, while sections that are multiple lanes are closed off, a letter writer complains. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Walnut Grove resident fedup with road conditions, too

Do you have an opinion on the subject, share it at editor@langleyadvancetimes.com

  • Oct 16, 2021

WEB POLL: Getting a flu shot this year?

It’s not as serious as COVID, but who wants to get sick at all?

  • Oct 15, 2021
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Celebrate library month by a visit to your local branch

There’s more on offer than books

  • Oct 16, 2021
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
A drop-in COVID vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times files)
A drop-in COVID vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times files)
An unexpected trip to the hospital left Ena Ribchesteron very appreciative of all the health-care workers she came in contact during the journey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

95-year-old grateful to emergency responders

Langley woman appreciative to all who cared for her during her time of need

  • Oct 15, 2021
An unexpected trip to the hospital left Ena Ribchesteron very appreciative of all the health-care workers she came in contact during the journey. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Large sections of 208th Street are single lane, while sections that are multiple lanes are closed off, a letter writer complains. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Langley neighbourhood’s development causing headaches for drivers

Long-time resident wants Langley Township to provide better infrastructure

  • Oct 13, 2021
Large sections of 208th Street are single lane, while sections that are multiple lanes are closed off, a letter writer complains. (Langley Advance Times file)
Chamber director and former editor Frank Bucholtz presented a certificate on Monday, Sept. 13, to Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson recognizing the long relationship between the association and the paper, one that goes back 90 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Local newspapers vital for community news

It’s National Newspaper Week

  • Oct 9, 2021
Chamber director and former editor Frank Bucholtz presented a certificate on Monday, Sept. 13, to Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson recognizing the long relationship between the association and the paper, one that goes back 90 years. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)

Painful Truth: Try everything – and fast!

To cut CO2, try more things, faster, and stick with what works

Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
A traffic jam on Highway One in Langley in 2020. (Drive BC)

WEB POLL: Higher taxes on gas-burning cars?

Should there be a financial penalty for those who continue to pump CO2 into the skies?

  • Oct 7, 2021
A traffic jam on Highway One in Langley in 2020. (Drive BC)
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 file)

LETTER: Does construction on 200th Street ever end, Langley resident asks

One local street seems to get a lot more attention than other roadways, letter writer noticed

  • Oct 6, 2021
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 file)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Willoughby resident Jesmina Biserovic says there’s too many crashes at 84th Avenue and 208A Street, and would like the Township to take action. (Jesmina Biserovic/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley suburb resident distressed by number of crashes in her neighbourhood

The area of 84th Avenue and 208A Street has seen many crashes as the area built up

  • Oct 4, 2021
Willoughby resident Jesmina Biserovic says there’s too many crashes at 84th Avenue and 208A Street, and would like the Township to take action. (Jesmina Biserovic/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
BCER Interurban Car 1401, an Ottawa Car Company built in 1910, has arrived at Langley Prairie Station on its way to Chilliwack in late 1949, with St. Louis Car Company’s 1913-built 1320 in tow as well as a BCER-built 1300 car with the conductor leaning out of vestibule door. The station was re-built by July 1928 after a fire while the vehicle at the left (light colour) indicates a late 1940s model and a 1930s truck. The rail lines are still in use today for freight and some would like to see commuter rail on them again. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro - G.E. MacDonell Collection)

LETTER: Rail advocate says interurban best route for commuter transit

SkyTrain to Langley too costly compared to commuter rail, says advocate

  • Oct 2, 2021
BCER Interurban Car 1401, an Ottawa Car Company built in 1910, has arrived at Langley Prairie Station on its way to Chilliwack in late 1949, with St. Louis Car Company’s 1913-built 1320 in tow as well as a BCER-built 1300 car with the conductor leaning out of vestibule door. The station was re-built by July 1928 after a fire while the vehicle at the left (light colour) indicates a late 1940s model and a 1930s truck. The rail lines are still in use today for freight and some would like to see commuter rail on them again. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro - G.E. MacDonell Collection)
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: Kindness made Aldergrove woman’s day

Grateful to anonymous man who bought her lunch at Langley restaurant

  • Oct 2, 2021
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)
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Housing affordability a no-win situation

Someone is going to get hurt no matter what happens

  • Oct 1, 2021
A construction worker on a lift works on one of a series of condo buildings under construction on Langley’s 200th Street in June, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
The majority of Canadians have had COVID-19 vaccinations. (Mark Taylor/Canadian Press)

LETTER: Most Canadians have been vaccinated, Langley letter writer points out

A local person says most people okay with getting shots to keep others safe

  • Sep 30, 2021
The majority of Canadians have had COVID-19 vaccinations. (Mark Taylor/Canadian Press)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident said politicians fumbling SkyTrain extension

Line to Langley taking too long to build, letter writer argues

  • Sep 29, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, July 9, 2021, 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. (Kedo Zake/Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Get SkyTrain built already, Surrey man says

With no tunnels and bridges required, this line should be the easiest to build, writer argues

  • Sep 28, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday, July 9, 2021, 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. (Kedo Zake/Black Press Media file photo)