Opinion

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LETTER: Exhausted frontline workers should not be subjected to abuse

Care providers group urges kindness as care home visitation opens up

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/

LETTER: Aldergrove tree defender welcomes stricter Langley Township tree protection bylaw

Public input is accepted until noon on Thursday, July 22, letter writer noted

  • Jul 18, 2021
Residents can provide feedback on proposd changes to the Tree Protection Bylaw on the Langley Townhsip website at https://www.tol.ca/at-your-service/engineering-building-development/engineering/tree-protection/
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., on September 1, 2020. The line will come through North Langley. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

LETTER: Langley letter writer encourages people to move away from fossil fuels

Time to shift gears to cleaner power, local woman says

  • Jul 17, 2021
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., on September 1, 2020. The line will come through North Langley. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, wind turbines line the hillside at First Wind's project in Sheffield, Vt. Government officials in Vermont, Canada and Australia have dismissed concerns about the health effects of noise from wind power turbines, but don’t tell that to people living near them. Now a Vermont home abandoned by a family who said they were made ill by nearby turbines will be used for sound-monitoring research. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Our View: Green jobs hard to find

Mixing economic growth and environmental protection is a challenge, but necessary

FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, wind turbines line the hillside at First Wind's project in Sheffield, Vt. Government officials in Vermont, Canada and Australia have dismissed concerns about the health effects of noise from wind power turbines, but don’t tell that to people living near them. Now a Vermont home abandoned by a family who said they were made ill by nearby turbines will be used for sound-monitoring research. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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LETTER: Langley letter writer questions Surrey’s push to develop Campbell Heights

The benefit of greenspace can’t be replaced with a few street trees, local man argues

  • Jul 16, 2021
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A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Workers install solar panels at a photovoltaic power station in Hami in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Monday Aug. 22, 2011. The Biden administration's solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor. One big hurdle is polysilicon from Xinjiang, commonly used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels. (Chinatopix via AP)

WEB POLL: Should B.C. mandate more environmentally friendly buildings?

Tightening building codes could cut greenhouse gas and energy use

Workers install solar panels at a photovoltaic power station in Hami in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Monday Aug. 22, 2011. The Biden administration's solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor. One big hurdle is polysilicon from Xinjiang, commonly used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels. (Chinatopix via AP)
Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.

LETTER: South Langley road notorious for crashes

A local letter writer lives in the area and is concerned about the number of incidents

  • Jul 16, 2021
Letter writer Neil Kinsofer took this photo of a medivac helicopter in a neighbour’s field after a crash Friday, July 9, 2021, in an area he said is notorious for crashes.
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LETTER: Humanity needs to stop using fossil fuels immediately, Langley City woman argues

A local letter writer lays out her concerns for the future is people don’t change their ways

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Memorials can be seen at the Walnut Grove Skate Park for Carson Crimeni who died Aug. 7, 2019. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley woman joins call for justice for dead child

Almost two years after Carson Crimeni died, his family and others want progress on his case

  • Jul 15, 2021
Memorials can be seen at the Walnut Grove Skate Park for Carson Crimeni who died Aug. 7, 2019. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times files)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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LETTER: Langley senior calls for better protections for renters

Letter writer would like politicians to do more to protect vulnerable renters

  • Jul 14, 2021
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A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Resident recommends cleaning out Township council in next election over pool vote

Public feedback preferred a pool over a spray park but council opted to go with spray park

  • Jul 13, 2021
A Township resident is critical of council which recently decided to replace the Fort Langley pool with a spray park. (Google Maps grab)
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LETTER: Langley woman critical of federal take on COVID passports

B.C. already issuing vaccination cards to residents and that should suffice, resident says

  • Jul 12, 2021
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LETTER: Spark lit by centuries of mistreatment of Native peoples, says Langley letter writer

The future of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples cannot mirror the past, local man says

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Drivers who don’t negotiate the turn can end up damaging medians, like the one in this Langley City cul de sac. (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Langley City resident wants median green space saved

Neighbours have tended median over the years

  • Jul 12, 2021
Drivers who don’t negotiate the turn can end up damaging medians, like the one in this Langley City cul de sac. (Google Maps grab)
One local letter writer is asking some questions in light of the recent heatwave. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley letter writer ponders hot topic

The recent heatwave should help spur people to change their habits, a local woman suggests

  • Jul 11, 2021
One local letter writer is asking some questions in light of the recent heatwave. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Wallet lost in Langley returned with everything intact

Local resident hopes kind person reads how grateful she is to have her wallet returned

  • Jul 10, 2021
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Members of the band "The Monkeys" peer out from a vinyl record cover at Canada Boy Vinyl, the only vinyl record factory in Canada, at the facility in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Painful Truth: Magic in a record’s spin

Owning recorded music is still a magical thing

Members of the band "The Monkeys" peer out from a vinyl record cover at Canada Boy Vinyl, the only vinyl record factory in Canada, at the facility in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The only outdoor pool in North Langley is closed. The Township has decided to replace the Fort Langley Pool with a spray park (Google Maps grab)

LETTER: Fort Langley residents want a pool, not a spray park

Letter writer wonders why Township sought public input only to ignore majority’s wishes

  • Jul 10, 2021
The only outdoor pool in North Langley is closed. The Township has decided to replace the Fort Langley Pool with a spray park (Google Maps grab)