Opinion

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

WEB POLL: Will we get past the pandemic by next summer?

We’ve seen the pandemic almost end a couple of times now

  • Jan 21, 2022
According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

FILE – Smoke rises from the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake, B.C. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BAINS: Worker protections remain key 10 years after fatal northern B.C. sawmill explosions

Four workers died in two separate explosions at sawmills near Burns Lake and Prince George in 2012

  • Jan 19, 2022
Heavy snowfalls so far this winter have some residents questionning snow clearing priorities. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Aldergrove shortchanged on snow clearing, letter writer argues

Residents pitched in to help each other during recent snowy weather

  • Jan 17, 2022
Heavy snowfalls so far this winter have some residents questionning snow clearing priorities. (Langley Advance Times files)
A big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Has the bad weather impacted your commute?

Has getting to work or school been impacted by winter storms?

  • Jan 14, 2022
A big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: To improve transit, tackle bad weather issues

Getting more people on buses is about more than just the bus itself

  • Jan 16, 2022
Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)
Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)
Todd Hauptman and Tanya Tait, both Langley residents at the time of the transplant in 2010, are still in regular contact after she donated a kidney to Todd. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Time for B.C. to follow Nova Scotia on organ donation

2010 Langley transplant recipient pleading for changes to provincial rules to help save more lives

  • Jan 14, 2022
Todd Hauptman and Tanya Tait, both Langley residents at the time of the transplant in 2010, are still in regular contact after she donated a kidney to Todd. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bobcat helps clear snow at Langley Mall during the recent weeks of snow fall. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Reader unhappy with noise from the snow removal equipment being used by the Langley Mall

City’s bylaw enforcement manager did speak to the mall owners

  • Jan 12, 2022
Bobcat helps clear snow at Langley Mall during the recent weeks of snow fall. (Langley Advance Times files)
During the recent snowfall on Jan. 6, a great blue heron hunted for a meal in a section of Yorkson Creek  that passes through McClughan Park in Walnut Grove. (Marlee St. Pierre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Walnut Grove woman puts out plea for environmentally conscious volunteers

Langley nature lovers sought to join the Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society

  • Jan 10, 2022
During the recent snowfall on Jan. 6, a great blue heron hunted for a meal in a section of Yorkson Creek  that passes through McClughan Park in Walnut Grove. (Marlee St. Pierre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Work was underway Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the site of the former Aldergrove Community Arena as it becomes a new seniors housing complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Don’t count real estate chickens before they hatch

If you’re expecting house prices to keep going up forever – don’t

Work was underway Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the site of the former Aldergrove Community Arena as it becomes a new seniors housing complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking ahead to upheaval in 2022: The great reset in B.C.

By Bruce Cameron Decades ago, Bob Dylan sang, “You don’t need a…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. The deadline for British Columbia health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The 216th Street interchange has separated bike lanes. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Bike helmets or bike lanes?

One will do a lot more than the other to keep cyclists safer

The 216th Street interchange has separated bike lanes. (Langley Advance Times files)
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 concerned about rich nations hoarding vaccines

Letter writer argues that wealthy nations have prolonged the pandemic

  • Jan 7, 2022
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 big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. Despite efforts of clearing crews, some roadways in town were still difficult – even dangerous – to traverse. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Thanks to her snow angels

Advance Times reader shares, ‘it did my heart good to see such kindness’

  • Jan 7, 2022
A big snow dump overnight into the morning on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, followed by freezing rain, made for less than ideal driving conditions in Aldergrove and Langley. Despite efforts of clearing crews, some roadways in town were still difficult – even dangerous – to traverse. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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. Thousands of units of housing are under construction in Langley City and Township. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Are local housing markets a bubble?

Can current increases be sustained?

  • Jan 6, 2022
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. Thousands of units of housing are under construction in Langley City and Township. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Mark Morrison made his own heater for his hummingbird feeder, which seems to make for one very content hummingbird. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Homemade alternative for hummingbirds

If birdfeeding heaters are sold out, here’s an easy option for some

  • Jan 6, 2022
Mark Morrison made his own heater for his hummingbird feeder, which seems to make for one very content hummingbird. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
May Barnard (left) on behalf of the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise along with Alicia Rempel of the Langley School District Foundation met with Diane Fox (right) from the Thank you for Caring Society to receive the donation. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: North Langley children’s food program benefits from Christmas tea

Starfish Backpack program has various Lower Mainland locations, including several in this community

  • Jan 5, 2022
May Barnard (left) on behalf of the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise along with Alicia Rempel of the Langley School District Foundation met with Diane Fox (right) from the Thank you for Caring Society to receive the donation. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
One Aldergrove reader was upset with the snow plowing in her neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Richter for ‘president’

Aldergrove woman expresses frustration in her quest for snow removal

  • Jan 4, 2022
One Aldergrove reader was upset with the snow plowing in her neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)