Opinion

Bruce Cameron

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’

Bruce Cameron
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
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
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)
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince William watch from the balcony of Buckingham Place after the Trooping the Color ceremony in London, Thursday, June 2, 2022, on the first of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)

Painful Truth: Good kings, bad kings, same difference

History has picked out some good guys and bad guys. It’s not true.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince William watch from the balcony of Buckingham Place after the Trooping the Color ceremony in London, Thursday, June 2, 2022, on the first of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
A grandparent is expressing concern that smoking laws are not being enforced at a rec centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Township no help when grandparent voiced concerns about smoking at rec centre

Letter writer says rules aren’t being enforced

  • Jun 21, 2022
A grandparent is expressing concern that smoking laws are not being enforced at a rec centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OP-ED: Anti-Racism Data Act will help to dismantle systemic racism

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to celebrate B.C.’s historic Anti-Racism Data Act

  • Jun 21, 2022
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CULLEN: Collective effort to support Ukrainians a testament to B.C.’s spirit

World Refugee Day to be held June 20 in British Columbia

  • Jun 20, 2022
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Why can’t election donations be posted on Langley Township website during campaign?

Letter writer calls current system of disclosing finances three months after election ‘ridiculous’

  • Jun 20, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)
TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)

LETTER: TransLink boosted HandyDART service while reducing fees, VP says

Public transit provider lays out improvements and upcoming initiatives

  • Jun 19, 2022
TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)
Dozens of residents from Langley and South Surrey came out to the Weir Canada manufacturing facility community information meeting about emissions back in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Weir just one Campbell Heights firm emitting on sensitive area on Surrey/Langley border

Many factors must be considered in company application to up air pollution, letter writer argues

  • Jun 19, 2022
Dozens of residents from Langley and South Surrey came out to the Weir Canada manufacturing facility community information meeting about emissions back in 2017. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: 18% property tax increase over 2021 has Langley Township resident irate

Tax bill increase is triple the current rate of inflation, letter writer says

  • Jun 18, 2022
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Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 17, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)
A local resident is calling on the Township to stop certain events at an upcoming rodeo, such as bronc riding, and instead plan an event that celebrates the horse. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley Township should cancel rodeo and host event celebrating horses

Letter writer joins BCSPCA and Humane Society is opposing planned autumn rodeo

  • Jun 17, 2022
A local resident is calling on the Township to stop certain events at an upcoming rodeo, such as bronc riding, and instead plan an event that celebrates the horse. (Black Press Media files)
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

WEB POLL: Are we headed for a recession?

Or is it different this time?

  • Jun 17, 2022
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley letter writer lays out the ‘dry’ background of Canadian economics

Groundwork for current inflation laid in decades past, letter writer says

  • Jun 15, 2022
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)
Sheila Cogger said a parcel near her home in Campbell Valley has been logged. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Neighbour shocked by logging at Langley parcel

Logging during spring displaces a great deal of wildlife, letter writer says

  • Jun 14, 2022
Sheila Cogger said a parcel near her home in Campbell Valley has been logged. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Our View: More safer supply programs needed now

Legalizing small amounts of drugs is only a small step

A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck