Opinion

People recently asked questions about a proposed 45-storey tower. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: No to 45-storey Langley tower

Why no mention of such a ‘sun-blocking’ tower until now? resident queries

  • Jun 10, 2022
People recently asked questions about a proposed 45-storey tower. (Langley Advance Times files)
Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

WEB POLL: Expand safer supply drug programs in B.C.?

Health officials are calling for such programs to be widened

  • Jun 10, 2022
Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14th. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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: Getting too costly to be Canadian

Frequent writer fears the country is sailing into a depression

  • Jun 9, 2022
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)
Reader agitated to have dirt, leaves, gravel blown at her automobile, questioning who’s going to clean up the mess. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Ever heard of a broom?

Langley resident annoyed when municipal staff blow debris at her vehicle

  • Jun 8, 2022
Reader agitated to have dirt, leaves, gravel blown at her automobile, questioning who’s going to clean up the mess. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

Our View: No easy fix on gun crime

Laws and enforcement are part of the solution, but so is the U.S.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new gun control legislation in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 30, 2022. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)
Township Mayor Jack Froese extends a welcome to all riders, support crew, and spectators attending the world-class equestrian competition – the Nations Cup – happening Sunday, June 5 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

MAYOR’S LETTER: Welcoming the world to discover Langley

Jack Froese greets show jumpers and fans from around the globe coming for the Nations Cup at tbird

  • Jun 4, 2022
Township Mayor Jack Froese extends a welcome to all riders, support crew, and spectators attending the world-class equestrian competition – the Nations Cup – happening Sunday, June 5 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Painful Truth: Reaction to museum plans are out of whack

We don’t get this level of anger for other major projects, including the Olympics

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, December 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Officers with the CFSEU Gang Enforcement Team followed a car with bogus license plates to a Langley home earlier this month, seizing guns, body armour, ammunition, and drugs. (BCCFSEU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Will handgun sales ban cut gun crime?

The ban is part of a new gun control bill

  • Jun 2, 2022
Officers with the CFSEU Gang Enforcement Team followed a car with bogus license plates to a Langley home earlier this month, seizing guns, body armour, ammunition, and drugs. (BCCFSEU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
A Canadian Pacific Rail train hauling grain passes through Calgary, Thursday, May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Our View: Farms are priceless

This is going to be a rough year for farmers and food

A Canadian Pacific Rail train hauling grain passes through Calgary, Thursday, May 1, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Opponents of an air-quality permit issued to Weir Canada for its South Surrey plant say they will appeal. (File photo)

LETTER: Public can email views about rubber plant emission request near Langley border

Weir Canada in Campbell Heights industrial area wants to release more pollutants

  • May 30, 2022
Opponents of an air-quality permit issued to Weir Canada for its South Surrey plant say they will appeal. (File photo)

Painful Truth: Elite panic and the monkeypox

Are we really going to do this again? Really?

Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

MARK: B.C.’s tourism industry paddles out of the pandemic storm, ready to welcome visitors

‘The recovery of the tourism industry is bringing a new challenge for operators in B.C.’

  • May 27, 2022
Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A family of four will see their grocery bills rise by $500 next year, according to a Canadian University study. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)

WEB POLL: Are higher grocery costs affecting how you shop?

Inflation is raising the price of food

  • May 26, 2022
A family of four will see their grocery bills rise by $500 next year, according to a Canadian University study. (Photo courtesy of USDA.)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)

Our View: Does Langley need a third MLA?

Our fast-growing population needs more representation

  • May 23, 2022
Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley Township needs to go back to drawing board with Haldi House plans

Local resident has suggestions on the property and other waterfront areas

  • May 23, 2022
The Legion Veterans Village project is seen under construction in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday, November 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Painful Truth: The glass is half-empty

Look on the gloomy side, it’ll keep you from falling flat on your face

The Legion Veterans Village project is seen under construction in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday, November 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A local letter writer has gotten rid of his TV and likes the effect on his life. (File photo)

LETTER: Langley man doesn’t regret cutting the cable

It’s been more than 15 years since a local letter writer got rid of his television

  • May 22, 2022
A local letter writer has gotten rid of his TV and likes the effect on his life. (File photo)