Opinion

Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
A local letter writer advocates for changes in how people live so children have a better future. (Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley grandmother concerned for the future

People and governments need to do more to create a sustainable future, local letter writer says

  • Aug 22, 2021
A local letter writer advocates for changes in how people live so children have a better future. (Langley Advance Times)
Canadians will have a chance to vote in a federal election scheduled for Sept. 20, 2021. [Black Press Media]

OUR VIEW: Is this the right time for a federal election?

Most people have a lot on their plates at this time and it only gets busier next month

Canadians will have a chance to vote in a federal election scheduled for Sept. 20, 2021. [Black Press Media]
Trinity Western University is reducing its arts programs. A local letter writer laments the loss but encourages the community support the various area groups doing live performance, including Theatre in the Country. (TIC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Loss of TWU programming spotlights importance of arts, Langley man says

The community is home to several groups offering live theatre

  • Aug 21, 2021
Trinity Western University is reducing its arts programs. A local letter writer laments the loss but encourages the community support the various area groups doing live performance, including Theatre in the Country. (TIC/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)

Painful Truth: Evolution is just plain weird

Consider marsupials, and their extinct relatives

Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)
Xinguang Yang was staying with family in Willoughby and took photos of the sky. The smoky views have prompted concerns about pollution. (Xinguang Yang/Special to the Langley Advance)

LETTER: Grandparent in Langley casts an eye skyward

Wildfire smoke turned the sun orange, prompting a letter of concern

  • Aug 20, 2021
Xinguang Yang was staying with family in Willoughby and took photos of the sky. The smoky views have prompted concerns about pollution. (Xinguang Yang/Special to the Langley Advance)
A Township fire truck brought up the rear at the vehicle parade held in Fort Langley on Victoria Day. In addition to going to emergency calls, local first responders support the community at events and with fundraising. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley woman lauds fire crews for the work they do

Municipal firefighters and wildfire crews have faced tough conditions this year

  • Aug 20, 2021
A Township fire truck brought up the rear at the vehicle parade held in Fort Langley on Victoria Day. In addition to going to emergency calls, local first responders support the community at events and with fundraising. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Local hospital earns kudos from Fort Langley resident

Patient felt fortunate to have quality care in the community

  • Aug 17, 2021
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A Fort Langley resident would like COVID restrictions applied consistently. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Fort Langley docks off limits to public

Resident would like to know why public can’t use taxpayer-funded facility

  • Aug 16, 2021
A Fort Langley resident would like COVID restrictions applied consistently. (Black Press Media files)
A letter writer in England has some thoughts on public transportation. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: English letter writer shares thoughts on Langley transportation issues

Interurban and SkyTrain need futher study before implementation, writer argues

  • Aug 15, 2021
A letter writer in England has some thoughts on public transportation. (Black Press Media files)
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)

Our View: Making transit free for kids will pay big dividends

Building a new generation of transit riders is good for B.C.

  • Aug 14, 2021
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)

WEB POLL: Stop building oil pipelines?

Should Canada keep building pipelines, or not?

  • Aug 13, 2021
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)
Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)

LETTER:Langley kids like Kinsley set example for all

Letter writer hopes story on small child who picks up litter inspires adults to do their part

  • Aug 13, 2021
Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)
The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (CDC photo)

LETTER: Langley parent wants more precautions as kids head back to class

Rise of Delta variant has a local woman concerned about schools because kids can’t be vaccinated

  • Aug 10, 2021
The Delta variant now makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region. (CDC photo)
(Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Long-time Langley resident dismayed by tree protection bylaw

Tree removal may require report by “qualified tree risk assessor.”

  • Aug 9, 2021
(Black Press Media file)
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. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro – G.E. MacDonell Collection)

LETTER: Interurban will never get off the ground, Langley environmentalist says

SkyTrain will likely go out to the eastern Fraser Valley, not trains on old BC Electric Co. line

  • Aug 8, 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. (Ernie Les Plant/BC Hydro – G.E. MacDonell Collection)
Anti-lockdown and anti-mask protesters take part in a rally outside the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Monday, April 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Painful Truth: Deniers are martyrs to foolishness

Denialism is now a way of life for millions of people

Anti-lockdown and anti-mask protesters take part in a rally outside the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Monday, April 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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LETTER: Good Samaritans aid senior after stumble at Langley recycling centre

A Murrayville man wants man and woman to know how much their help meant

  • Aug 7, 2021
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A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Statistics Canada will reveal this morning how the labour market fared in July as restrictions meant to quell the COVID-19 pandemic were rolled back in many provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

WEB POLL: Have you changed jobs as a result of the pandemic?

Unemployment in B.C. is down, but many people have left their old job behind

A help wanted sign is displayed at car wash in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Statistics Canada will reveal this morning how the labour market fared in July as restrictions meant to quell the COVID-19 pandemic were rolled back in many provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy
Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)

Painful Truth: Science deniers are martyrs to their own foolishness

The same stubborn refusal to face reality is behind climate change and COVID denial

Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)