Opinion

Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
WEB POLL: Is the 216th Street interchange positive or negative?
WEB POLL: Is the 216th Street interchange positive or negative?
The Langley School District return to school plan is on its website at https://www.sd35.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/08/Education-Restart-Plan-2020Aug26-Final.pdf.

LETTER: Worried Langley parent says school is choice between her child’s health and learning

Local school district needs to be more flexible for families that aren’t ready to send kids back

  • Sep 7, 2020
The Langley School District return to school plan is on its website at https://www.sd35.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/08/Education-Restart-Plan-2020Aug26-Final.pdf.
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Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
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LETTER: Let Langley businesses expand use of patios

Local letter writer has seen how vital patios were to local hospitality sector

  • Sep 6, 2020
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LETTER: Aldergrove letter writer defends anti-mask position in face of criticism

Letter writer said many who disagreed launched personal attacks instead of refuting his arguments

  • Sep 5, 2020
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LETTER: Langley man says homeless treated like “dirt under our feet”

A local letter writer said every culture has sinned against others but the future must change

  • Sep 5, 2020
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B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: Clash over back to school was avoidable

The B.C. government should have forseen a reluctance to return to classrooms

  • Sep 4, 2020
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming provides an update on part-time return to classes during a press conference at Monterey Middle School in Victoria, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. A group of COVID-19 modellers says the British Columbia government should increase physical distancing measures to help it more safely reopen schools next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Painful Truth: Damaged reality a real danger

Whether it’s QAnon or tax-avoidance schemes, too many people believe firmly in total nonsense

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, a protesters holds a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Facebook says on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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LETTER: Langley resident says it’s time to open Walnut Grove pool

Follow Netherlands’ example and open pool with rules, letter writer says

  • Sep 3, 2020
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Work is expected to wrap up soon on the new 216th Street interchange, where it will connect with the Trans-Canada Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: new 216th Street interchange seen as unnecessary and dangerous

Jeff Laurie adds his views to a growing list of people upset about the freeway access opening soon

  • Sep 3, 2020
Work is expected to wrap up soon on the new 216th Street interchange, where it will connect with the Trans-Canada Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley School District buses. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Sending kids back to school next week?

Have you chosen in-class instruction, or another option?

  • Sep 1, 2020
Langley School District buses. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A local resident has written about the many helpful people she has met as a volunteer litter picker. A local street painter can often be found in the area of McBurney Lane and Fraser Highway. He earned her thanks for keeping the area tidy. (Genevieve Perchotte/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley City couple find unexpected treasures while picking up litter

A local couple wanted to send a shout-out to the friendly, helpful people they’ve met as volunteers

  • Sep 1, 2020
A local resident has written about the many helpful people she has met as a volunteer litter picker. A local street painter can often be found in the area of McBurney Lane and Fraser Highway. He earned her thanks for keeping the area tidy. (Genevieve Perchotte/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The swim club trains at Al Anderson Memorial Pool which is in Langley City. The indoor pools in the Township remain closed. There is limited use of the Aldergrove Outdoor Experience polls but no indoor amenities. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley man wants more rec facilities open

People of all ages need to be able to use local recreation amenities, letter writer argues

  • Aug 31, 2020
The swim club trains at Al Anderson Memorial Pool which is in Langley City. The indoor pools in the Township remain closed. There is limited use of the Aldergrove Outdoor Experience polls but no indoor amenities. (Langley Advance Times files)
A local letter writer wants to see enforcement of bike helmet laws. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Enforce bike helmet laws, Langley man writes

COVID-19 has more people out riding bikes but too many aren’t wearing helmets, a local man says

  • Aug 30, 2020
A local letter writer wants to see enforcement of bike helmet laws. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Disappointed by younger generation’s approach to COVID

A Langley senior worries about how youth are dealing with the pandemic

  • Aug 29, 2020
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Fire destroyed a shop in the 5200 block of 244 Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2020. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from the Township fire department. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley family lauds helpers at rural fire scene

Neighbours were heroes for their actions at Aug. 11 fire

  • Aug 27, 2020
Fire destroyed a shop in the 5200 block of 244 Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2020. It started around 4 p.m. and drew a massive response from the Township fire department. (Langley Advance Times files)
Masks sewn were used as a health care fundraiser in the Interior. A local letter writer wonders about the curtailment of Canadians’ rights if masks wearing is made mandatory. (Contributed)

LETTER: Aldergrove writer says masks covering up loss of rights

More and more businesses requiring masks. Will government mandate their use?

  • Aug 26, 2020
Masks sewn were used as a health care fundraiser in the Interior. A local letter writer wonders about the curtailment of Canadians’ rights if masks wearing is made mandatory. (Contributed)
A local woman was visiting her mother when the Tuesday, Aug. 25 fire broke out in a Langley City apartment parade and was touched by how bystanders, residents and first responders handled the incident. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley parkade fire brought out the best in people

A local letter writer was impressed with the community response to an apartment fire

  • Aug 26, 2020
A local woman was visiting her mother when the Tuesday, Aug. 25 fire broke out in a Langley City apartment parade and was touched by how bystanders, residents and first responders handled the incident. (Bruce A. Lee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Legislation needed to curb online racism, Langley man says

Flagging hasn’t been sufficient to reduce hate, racism and threats online

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