Opinion

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)
Development proposal no. 16-0300 is on the Surrey/Langley border and is one of the developments that will impact the Nicomekl River system. (City of Surrey agenda)

LETTER: Langley City resident concerned how land development impacts Nicomekl floodplain

Rainwater runs off the land instead of being absorbed into the ground

  • Sep 4, 2022
Development proposal no. 16-0300 is on the Surrey/Langley border and is one of the developments that will impact the Nicomekl River system. (City of Surrey agenda)
Money. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEW: Inflation also biting at cost of schools, health care

Not all bad news as economy recovers from COVID wobble

Money. (Black Press Media files)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Government needs to take action to stem rise of hate, Langley man says

Waiting will only make the problems worse, letter writer argues

  • Sep 3, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
A Langley school zone sign. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Year-round school or summer break?

Which do you think is better for kids?

  • Sep 2, 2022
A Langley school zone sign. (Langley Advance Times files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley resident skeptical of slates in municipal elections

Where do candidates’ allegiances lay when they are part of a slate, wonders letter writer

  • Sep 2, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)

Black Press Media joins 46 media outlets to call for plan to protect journalists against hate, threats

Led by the Canadian Association of Journalists, police and the federal government need to do more to protect reporters

  • Sep 1, 2022
Black Press Media has joined 46 other journalism associations and media outlets to call for more action against hate and threats that target journalists and their safety. (CAJ creative)
A Langley school zone sign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Schools need more space, fast

Province may need emergency measures if enrolment keeps climing in Langley

  • Aug 29, 2022
A Langley school zone sign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Weston: Why is money so confusing?

Tips on how to get you and your money speaking the same language

Almost $400,000 is coming into our region for arts and sports organizations through the latest round of Community Gaming Grants. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

COLE’s NOTES: Is it time to put warning labels on fossil fuel products?

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment says more climate literacy is needed

The Suncor oil sands facility seen from a helicopter near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The insurance industry is grappling with whether to continue supporting fossil fuels in the face of the climate change threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

PAINFUL TRUTH: Aim for the EV tipping point

Not long now before the air starts getting cleaner

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)

WEB POLL: Liberal MLA kicked out of caucus – good move by Falcon?

Do you agree with John Rustad being given the boot from the Liberal ranks over climate change?

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. (Submitted photo)
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tests the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge, in 2021. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Canada can make mining, manufacturing part of a green energy future

Jobs and development can go hand in hand with ending the climate crisis

  • Aug 21, 2022
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tests the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge, in 2021. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

PAINFUL TRUTH: Pierre Poilievre’s big problem

If you’re attracting supporters who don’t usually vote – will they?

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Langley Field Naturalists, who remain clothed at all times, clarified some terminology after a recent story on the Aldergrove Nudist Club was published. (John Gordon/Langley Field Naturalists/Special to The Star)

LETTER: Langley naturalists group involved in many activities, all fully clothed

Local nature lovers offer cheeky clarification on terms such as nudist, naturist and naturalist

  • Aug 19, 2022
The Langley Field Naturalists, who remain clothed at all times, clarified some terminology after a recent story on the Aldergrove Nudist Club was published. (John Gordon/Langley Field Naturalists/Special to The Star)
Earlier this year, Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the Langley-based New Car Dealers Association of B.C. said EV sales are up sharply in Langley and across B.C. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: New rebates influence you to buy an EV?

Rebates are going up in B.C. for electric cars and trucks

  • Aug 18, 2022
Earlier this year, Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the Langley-based New Car Dealers Association of B.C. said EV sales are up sharply in Langley and across B.C. (Langley Advance Times files)
A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Unemployment and robots

Demographics and a changing economy have flipped how we view automation

A worker checks on robot arms at a factory in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP)
Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

IN OUR VIEW: B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.
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