Opinion

A woman out cycling with her grandchildren lauds two passersby who stopped to help after a mishap. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Helpers lauded after Langley grandmother’s cycling mishap

Judi and Tom went above and beyond to help strangers.

  • Jul 9, 2021
A woman out cycling with her grandchildren lauds two passersby who stopped to help after a mishap. (Langley Advance Times files)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

In Our View: Books can fill a quiet summer

Reading has many positive impacts, including being really enjoyable

  • Jul 3, 2021
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Please consider restoring or replacing Fort Langley pool

Area resident expresses disappointment with Township council’s choices

  • Jun 29, 2021
A young swimmer takes a dives at the Fort Langley outdoor pool in 2017. (Langley Advance Times file)
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LETTER: Petition pushes back against multi-lot development south of Nicomekl River

Langley City resident rallies neighbours to attend Monday night’s virtual OCP public hearing

  • Jun 27, 2021
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B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: Get (public) money out of B.C. politics

Ending the public per-vote subsidy should be an easy decision

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Sunset at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Painful Truth: When memory meets money

The nostalgia-industrial complex just doesn’t get it

Sunset at Crescent Beach. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
2020 Elections BC photo from Twitter

WEB POLL: End per-vote political party funding in B.C.?

The governement is considering changes to the system soon

  • Jun 25, 2021
2020 Elections BC photo from Twitter
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COVID proved that local news is a lifeline. We’re investing in its future

‘Today, local media is as valued as it’s ever been’

  • Jun 24, 2021
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A local letter writer commends Langley Memorial Hospital staff for the care her husband received recently. (Langley Memorial Hospital Facebook)

LETTER: Langley’s hospital impresses patient’s spouse

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Send in a letter to the editor digitally or via snail mail

  • Jun 21, 2021
A local letter writer commends Langley Memorial Hospital staff for the care her husband received recently. (Langley Memorial Hospital Facebook)
Health and safety protocols for arriving international travellers are strict and don’t consider reasons for travel, says a letter writer. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley performer irked by ever-changing, inconsistent COVID rules

Letter writer feels she had not choice but to move to Mexico to ride out pandemic

  • Jun 20, 2021
Health and safety protocols for arriving international travellers are strict and don’t consider reasons for travel, says a letter writer. (Black Press Media files)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced a lottery for vaccinated Albertans. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Our View: If a lottery would help promote vaccines, why not hold one?

Getting to 80 per cent vaccinations could be easier with a couple million-dollar prizes

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced a lottery for vaccinated Albertans. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley woman grateful to two strangers when car failed

Two young men pushed her car to safety then she had a medical emergency

  • Jun 19, 2021
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Electric vehicles have a few different types of plugs but makers such as Tesla provide adapters so they can use public charging stations. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

LETTER: Electric vehicle infrastructure is coming

More charging stations are coming as part of the switch away from fossil fuels, letter writer says

  • Jun 18, 2021
Electric vehicles have a few different types of plugs but makers such as Tesla provide adapters so they can use public charging stations. (Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
Langley Township Fire Department provides not only fire fighting but also medical care. A local resident is grateful to firefighters for their medical care on two recent occasions. (Langley Township website screen capture)

LETTER: Langley Township firefighter care greatly appreciated

A North Langley resident wanted Township fire crews to know she’s grateful for their help

Langley Township Fire Department provides not only fire fighting but also medical care. A local resident is grateful to firefighters for their medical care on two recent occasions. (Langley Township website screen capture)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek organized the Winter Wonderland fund-raiser which was Jan. 25, 2020. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Langley City mayor voices support for department RCMP superintendent

Mayor said she’s been working to get senior RCMP officer back

  • Jun 15, 2021
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek organized the Winter Wonderland fund-raiser which was Jan. 25, 2020. (Langley Advance Times file)
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Religion doesn’t have a lock on morality, Langley resident writes

People must ultimately decide for themselves how to act

  • Jun 14, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
On June 3, the <strong>Langley Advance Times</strong> published a two-page poster for the public to put up in their windows. A local parent is calling on all businesses with signs to take part in a sign challenge and post messages to local grads.

LETTER: Langley mom hopes to incite sign ‘war’ to send messages to grads

Students finishing high school have missed out on so many rites of passage, letter writer says

  • Jun 14, 2021
On June 3, the <strong>Langley Advance Times</strong> published a two-page poster for the public to put up in their windows. A local parent is calling on all businesses with signs to take part in a sign challenge and post messages to local grads.
Multiple fire crews responded to a fire in a multiple-unit residential/commercial building in the 5500-block of 203rd Street in Langley City Saturday June 5. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley City fire shows value of apartment sprinklers

Local man would like to see building code require balcony sprinklers

  • Jun 14, 2021
Multiple fire crews responded to a fire in a multiple-unit residential/commercial building in the 5500-block of 203rd Street in Langley City Saturday June 5. (Langley Advance Times files)