Opinion

A long row of paper flowers and heart line the walkway to the new entrance at Langley Memorial Hospital in summer 2021. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley hospital’s over-worked staff provided comforting care

Letter writer impressed with the people he encountered starting with ambulance ride

  • Jul 18, 2022
A long row of paper flowers and heart line the walkway to the new entrance at Langley Memorial Hospital in summer 2021. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - This Tuesday, April 6, 2021 image made available by NASA shows the Perseverance Mars rover, foreground, and the Ingenuity helicopter about 13 feet (3.9 meters) behind. This composite image was made by the WASTON camera on the rover’s robotic arm on the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. On Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, NASA’s newest Mars rover came up empty in its first attempt to pick up a rock sample to eventually be brought back to Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Wonder of Mars still remains

Colonization may not be imminent, but travel to Mars is

FILE - This Tuesday, April 6, 2021 image made available by NASA shows the Perseverance Mars rover, foreground, and the Ingenuity helicopter about 13 feet (3.9 meters) behind. This composite image was made by the WASTON camera on the rover’s robotic arm on the 46th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. On Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, NASA’s newest Mars rover came up empty in its first attempt to pick up a rock sample to eventually be brought back to Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS via AP)
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LETTER: Langley poet eyes politics with skepticism

Politicians tend to look down on electorate

  • Jul 17, 2022
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IN OUR VIEW: Don’t fear tackling health care reform in B.C., across Canada

Reform within the context of a single-payer system is desperately needed

  • Jul 17, 2022
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Langley got a new emergency room at LMH in 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Put B.C. family doctors on salary?

Salary versus per-patient pay has recently been debated

Langley got a new emergency room at LMH in 2021. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

In Our View: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 11, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Langley RCMP and IHIT at a Langley murder scene earlier this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Police culture of secrecy in B.C. is a problem

IHIT kept a murder in Richmond secret for almost six years

Langley RCMP and IHIT at a Langley murder scene earlier this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Langley can help lessen the severity of famine’s impacts

Local peace advocate notes that federal government will match donations to relief effort

  • Jul 8, 2022
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Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Screengrab)

LETTER: Langley MLA’s legacy forever linked to money laundering investigation

Letter writer said the buck stops with Coleman as minister

  • Jul 7, 2022
Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Screengrab)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WEB POLL: Should the B.C. Liberals change their party’s name?

Party has long been a liberal/conservative alliance

  • Jul 7, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon addresses supporters after winning a byelection for a seat in the legislature in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bill is one of the residents who took part in the special dinner. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley seniors complex residents gather for perogy dinner fundraiser

Ukrainian-themed dinner raised $6,000 for relief efforts

  • Jul 5, 2022
Bill is one of the residents who took part in the special dinner. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Our View: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

WEB POLL: Time to re-open abortion debate, or not?

The debate has been inflamed by the U.S. court decision

  • Jun 30, 2022
Pro-choice protestors outside Kelowna’s courthouse on June 26, 2022 following the overturn of a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unduly restrictive state regulations on abortion are unconstitutional (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
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CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

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Six months ago it was heavy snow and freezing rain and a miserable winter. Now we’re trading cool and rainy for a mini-heat wave. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: What is normal weather?

No one alive now actually remembers ‘normal’ weather in this province

Six months ago it was heavy snow and freezing rain and a miserable winter. Now we’re trading cool and rainy for a mini-heat wave. (Langley Advance Times files)
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

In Our View: Beginning of the end for plastic era

We need to wean ourselves off disposable plastic

  • Jun 26, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
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LETTER: Langley should cancel rodeo, not just omit some events

Planned rodeo events still cruel to animals, letter writer argues

  • Jun 26, 2022
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Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

WEB POLL: Do you agree with the incoming ban on single-use plastic bags?

Straws, six-pack rings, and other items are also to be banned

  • Jun 24, 2022
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 17, 2022. Canadians will need to find alternatives for plastic straws and grocery bags by the end of the year as the federal government puts the final motions in place to ban some single-use plastics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A park user is frustrated by what seems to be a lack of progress on upgrades at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: North Langley park upgrades dragging on

Derby Reach Regional Park is undergoing upgrades which includes replacing outhouses with toilets

  • Jun 22, 2022
A park user is frustrated by what seems to be a lack of progress on upgrades at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)