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LETTER: Langley letter writer wonders about responsibilities that come with rights

Anti-mask advocates talk about rights and freedoms but not responsibilities and civic duty

  • Oct 10, 2020
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A provincial mail-in ballot. Black Press file photo.

WEB POLL: How do you decide who to vote for?

We’re asking if you vote based on party, or based on candidate

  • Oct 9, 2020
A provincial mail-in ballot. Black Press file photo.
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)

Our View: Promise, then deliver

Make sure you hold the politicians accountable for the promises they make this month

  • Oct 8, 2020
B.C. Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and B.C. Liberal Party leader Andrew Wilkinson. (Canadian Press/Black Press photos)
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Murrayville will not forget
Playing last post for her grandfather
Langley's South Ridge Church Pumpkin Fest
Langley City's Mary Foote is turning 105
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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LETTER: No bus service over new Langley highway interchange a mistake

Why doesn’t Metro Vancouver have any form of transit on demand like other major cities

  • Oct 7, 2020
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Some of the food from a Thanksgiving dinner from Martha & Marley Spoon in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Bree Fowler

WEB POLL: Will COVID-19 shrink your Thanksgiving table?

Will you see fewer people this year for the holidays?

Some of the food from a Thanksgiving dinner from Martha & Marley Spoon in New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Bree Fowler
Fort Langley’s rainbow crosswalk was installed in 2017. On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the Township has consented to one between the school district and RCMP buildings in Murrayville but Councillor Margaret Kunst has been the subject of criticism for not voting in favour. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Kunst doesn’t deserve cancel culture treatment, Langley letter writer argues

A local resident said the councillor has worked with a wide spectrum of the community

  • Oct 6, 2020
Fort Langley’s rainbow crosswalk was installed in 2017. On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, the Township has consented to one between the school district and RCMP buildings in Murrayville but Councillor Margaret Kunst has been the subject of criticism for not voting in favour. (Langley Advance Times file)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
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LETTER: Readers finds politician’s party hopping ‘distasteful’

Eric Woodward declared Langley East’s NDP candidate for only one day, but was courting Liberals too

  • Oct 5, 2020
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Alston Chen, Angie Kao, and Mikala McLoughlin are students who spent part of their summer exploring Hi-Knoll Park and the implications of a new trail on the local eco-system. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Trio of students plead to preserve sensitive eco-system

Proposed changes to Hi-Knoll Park, on the Langley-Surrey border, could jeopardize natural habitat

  • Oct 4, 2020
Alston Chen, Angie Kao, and Mikala McLoughlin are students who spent part of their summer exploring Hi-Knoll Park and the implications of a new trail on the local eco-system. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
David Clements is a columnist with the Langley Advance Times

GREEN BEAT: Viruses have truly gone viral

There are many ways that COVID-19 is making us stronger – and not just building our immunity

  • Oct 4, 2020
David Clements is a columnist with the Langley Advance Times
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LETTER: Langley Regional Airport should change flight patterns

Letter writer says too many planes are flying over densely populated neighbourhood

  • Oct 4, 2020
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LETTER: Might be time to hunt for a new, quieter neighbourhood

Langley City reader calls traffic criticism a NIMBY trait

  • Oct 3, 2020
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A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church were among those in the community to give thanks to the frontline workers at Langley Lodge for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID-19 outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Former Langley Lodge staffer praises seniors facility

Staff worked hard before the pandemic, a former housekepper writes

  • Oct 3, 2020
A team of volunteers from North Langley Community Church were among those in the community to give thanks to the frontline workers at Langley Lodge for all they did during the long-term care centre’s COVID-19 outbreak. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
LETTER: Langley man said vote against rainbow crosswalk took courage

LETTER: Langley man said vote against rainbow crosswalk took courage

A local resident argues that rainbow crosswalks is an endorsement of gay ‘lifestyle’

  • Oct 2, 2020
LETTER: Langley man said vote against rainbow crosswalk took courage
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows man calls on B.C. government to better fund parks

Investment in parks will pay off for the future, letter writer says

  • Oct 1, 2020
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

STEM (Pixabay.com)
Another local resident is expressing concern about traffic in the area of 208th Street and 48th Avenue, in response to a recent letter to the editor. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley City resident on bandwagon over 208th Street traffic problems

Another resident is voicing an opinion about traffic in the area of 208th Street and 48th Avenue

  • Sep 29, 2020
Another local resident is expressing concern about traffic in the area of 208th Street and 48th Avenue, in response to a recent letter to the editor. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Voting by mail or going to the polls in person?

The popularity of voting by mail has exploded this year due to the pandemic

A voting package for the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Vote-by-mail packages for the 2020 provincial election will look similar, according to information provided by Elections BC. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)