Opinion

A local environmental group is lauding municipal government over a project in Hi Knoll Park on the Surrey-Langley Border. The Langley Field Naturalists lobbied the City of Surrey and worked with the city on the installation of a foot bridge in the park when it removed an old culvert. (Langley Field Naturalists/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley environmentalists laud project in park on Surrey-Langley border

A culvert has been replaced with a foot bridge in Hi-Knoll Park.

  • Sep 4, 2021
A local environmental group is lauding municipal government over a project in Hi Knoll Park on the Surrey-Langley Border. The Langley Field Naturalists lobbied the City of Surrey and worked with the city on the installation of a foot bridge in the park when it removed an old culvert. (Langley Field Naturalists/Special to Black Press Media)
Leslie Ngo started going around her neighbourhood with a watering can in June to provide plants with a drink and help them survive the recent heatwave. (Leslie Ngo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Food for thought on watering street plants from a Langley letter writer

Willoughby resident took a watering can around the neighbourhood to help plants survive heatwave

  • Sep 4, 2021
Leslie Ngo started going around her neighbourhood with a watering can in June to provide plants with a drink and help them survive the recent heatwave. (Leslie Ngo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Vaccinations have been used to fight many killer diseases. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Langley resident outlines vaccine history and the wonders of science

Murrayville letter writer says science has saved lives and improved most people’s quality of life

  • Sep 3, 2021
Vaccinations have been used to fight many killer diseases. (Black Press Media file)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press)

LETTER: Langley City resident calls newspaper biased for asking about election timing

Almost 80 per cent of people who answered our online poll said now is not the right time

  • Sep 3, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press)
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Photo credit Lindsay Fox/EcigaretteReviewed.com
A retired local nurse argues that vaccination cards do not violate people’s privacy. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Retired nurse urges other Langley residents to get vaccinated

Getting the needle is about so much more than protecting oneself, letter writer says

  • Sep 2, 2021
A retired local nurse argues that vaccination cards do not violate people’s privacy. (Black Press Media file)
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

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Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident grateful letter about vaxx passport concerns published

Free speech seems to be getting overwhelmed in the age of COVID, local woman argues

  • Sep 2, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
A local nurse is urging people to learn more about COVID vaccines and get vaccinated. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley nurse refutes anti-vaxx arguments

Anti-science position underpins many arguments against vaccination, letter writer says

  • Sep 1, 2021
A local nurse is urging people to learn more about COVID vaccines and get vaccinated. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Langley woman agrees that vaccination passports heavy handed

Local letter writer said she shares the views of a Brookswood resident concerned about the passports

  • Sep 1, 2021
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LETTER: What will federal candidates do for Langley if elected?

A local resident encourages voters to find out about the people running for MP

  • Aug 31, 2021
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<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
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LETTER: Please respect other people’s opinions

Ability to emphatize with our fellow humans will enable us all to get through COVID

  • Aug 30, 2021
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A local letter writer counters arguments made by another regarding vaccination and COVID passports. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Unvaccinated only prevented from elective venues: Langley resident

People can choose not to vaccinate but expect consequences, writer says

  • Aug 29, 2021
A local letter writer counters arguments made by another regarding vaccination and COVID passports. (Black Press Media file)
B.C. joins Quebec in bringing in vaccination passports. (Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

POLL: Are vaccination passports the way to go

B.C. announced vaccination cards or ‘passports’ are coming

  • Aug 28, 2021
B.C. joins Quebec in bringing in vaccination passports. (Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)
A local letter writer is angry about the provicial announcement that people must be fully vaccinated to go certain places. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Vaccination passports heavy-handed, Langley woman argues

Letter writer says there are health, religious and privacy concerns with the passports

  • Aug 26, 2021
A local letter writer is angry about the provicial announcement that people must be fully vaccinated to go certain places. (Black Press Media files)
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
In June, another letter write said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.

LETTER: Langley man irked by rain garden signs and newspaper

Letter writer not the first to voice opinion against money spent on rain gardens and signage

  • Aug 25, 2021
In June, another letter write said the Township wasted taxpayer money on these signs in Milner.
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident encourages all eligible to vote in federal election

Learn the candidate’s plans and platforms then cast a ballot, letter writer says

  • Aug 24, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Election timing

The federal election is Sept. 20

  • Aug 24, 2021