Opinion

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LETTER: Langley neighbourhood re-established as quarter-mile racetrack

Writer queries what the municipality want residents to do about the growing problem of speeders?

  • Sep 29, 2020
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ZYTARUK: Fleecing students at U. of Fees

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of mandatory fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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LETTER: Langley testing centre not as efficient as Fraser Health would have people believe

Dropped in for COVID swab – told no drive-ins allowed. Called for appointment – still no call back.

  • Sep 28, 2020
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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
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LETTER: Election nothing more than a ‘farce’ called by opportunists

A Langley man is critical of being sent to the polls with little chance to know his candidates

  • Sep 27, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

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LETTER: Wearing masks is not an assault on people’s freedoms

COVID: Langley writer feels covering your mouth and nose for the sake of others is not a lot to ask

  • Sep 26, 2020
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LETTER: Langley resident okay with election call

A local letter writer says Horgan is right to call an election in attempt to get a majority

  • Sep 24, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke about the threats and abuse directed at her and her staff. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Langley woman shocked by abuse of ‘My Mr. Rogers’ – Dr. Bonnie

Public workers and front line staff are working to protect and help everyone

  • Sep 23, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke about the threats and abuse directed at her and her staff. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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LETTER: Socialism isn’t the answer to all society’s ills, Langley man argues

Every catastrophe – real or imagined – is used as a reason for government control and handouts

  • Sep 23, 2020
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LETTER: Quiet Langley street feels like Indy 500 track

Drivers gunning it on her street has one local resident irked

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This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Many on both sides of the border closure debate

Reader agrees with equating shut down of borders for COVID to Trump’s immigration efforts

  • Sep 18, 2020
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A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Painful Truth: Fire now, fire forever

We can adapt, and we can heal, but we can’t go back

A scorched car rests in a clearing following the Bear Fire in Butte County, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Our View: No elections yet, please

Can we at least wait until after the coronavirus pandemic is over?

  • Sep 17, 2020
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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LETTER: Police need to clamp down on city speeding and noise

Section of 200th Street in Langley City is a racetrack that needs to be shut down

  • Sep 17, 2020
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Looking north towards Willoughby, Walnut Grove, and even the Golden Ears mountain in Maple Ridge, the thick smoke from the U.S. wildfires obscure the normal view available from the 208th Street hill in the Uplands neighbourhood of Langley City. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Is it too late to reverse climate change?

Reader calls for an end to Canada’s excessive capitalism and consequent continental decay

  • Sep 15, 2020
Looking north towards Willoughby, Walnut Grove, and even the Golden Ears mountain in Maple Ridge, the thick smoke from the U.S. wildfires obscure the normal view available from the 208th Street hill in the Uplands neighbourhood of Langley City. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Brian Day, Medical Director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, sits for a photograph at his office in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016. A lawsuit that begins today in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver has the potential to fundamentally change the way Canadians access health care. Day, who operates a private surgical centre in Vancouver, is challenging B.C.’s ban on Canadians buying private insurance for medically necessary services already covered by medicare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WEB POLL: Should we allow private health care in B.C.?

The B.C. Supreme Court just ruled against the practice

Dr. Brian Day, Medical Director of the Cambie Surgery Centre, sits for a photograph at his office in Vancouver on Aug. 31, 2016. A lawsuit that begins today in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver has the potential to fundamentally change the way Canadians access health care. Day, who operates a private surgical centre in Vancouver, is challenging B.C.’s ban on Canadians buying private insurance for medically necessary services already covered by medicare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
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LETTER: Canadian border closure no different than Trump’s southern border closure

Borders closed to protect citizens of the country from external threat

  • Sep 13, 2020
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The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened about a week ago. A local resident adds his opinion on its construction and purpose. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Was an interchange into quiet Langley neighbourhoods worth $62M?

Walnut Grove resident still shaking his head at the construction of an overpass at 216th Street

The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened about a week ago. A local resident adds his opinion on its construction and purpose. (Langley Advance Times files)
With few designated parking spots available for people with disabilities in the Langley Mall, this resident was surprised to see a huge dumpster parked in two of those spaces. (Geoff Straker/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Not the intended purpose of these stalls in Langley Mall

NOTE: Company has since relocated the garbage bin

  • Sep 11, 2020
With few designated parking spots available for people with disabilities in the Langley Mall, this resident was surprised to see a huge dumpster parked in two of those spaces. (Geoff Straker/Special to Langley Advance Times)