Opinion

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LETTER: Langley senior pleads for justice for Ukraine

Letter writer calls on world to stop Putin’s attack on its neighbour

  • May 7, 2022
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FILE - Bob Odenkirk arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 8, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. The (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Bob Odenkirk arrives at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 8, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. The (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you like the new Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding?

What do you think about this unusually-shaped riding?

  • May 5, 2022
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
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LETTER: Langley letter writer concerned about workplace deaths and injuries

Society isn’t doing enough to protect workers on the job, local man says

  • Apr 29, 2022
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The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)

WEB POLL: Would you ever trade in your car for a transit pass?

A lot more public transit is planned for Langley. Is it enough to give up a personal vehicle?

  • Apr 29, 2022
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)
Xinguang Yang came upon cranberries being harvested while exploring the community. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley letter writer concerned about the state of the world

Grandparent’s stay in Langley longer than expected due to COVID

  • Apr 27, 2022
Xinguang Yang came upon cranberries being harvested while exploring the community. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Letter writer Cran Campbell has fishing gear from the 1970s with the original prices and noted the contrast with current prices. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley angler says inflation impacting recreational opportunities

A City resident dug into his tackle box for an example of high inflation.

  • Apr 26, 2022
Letter writer Cran Campbell has fishing gear from the 1970s with the original prices and noted the contrast with current prices. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
In April 2022 Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside announced a new school site has been bought for a secondary and high school in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Can new Langley school be named after Willoughby-area pioneer?

Letter writer suggests new school name should be based on prominent neighbourhood figure

  • Apr 25, 2022
In April 2022 Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside announced a new school site has been bought for a secondary and high school in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times)
Conceptual drawing of the 152 Street SkyTrain station, on the extension to built from Surrey to Langley. (Image: surreylangleyskytrain.ca)

LETTER: Langley will likely never see SkyTrain due to skyrocketing costs

Rail advocate claims community could have had commuter rail sooner if not for Surrey mayor

  • Apr 24, 2022
Conceptual drawing of the 152 Street SkyTrain station, on the extension to built from Surrey to Langley. (Image: surreylangleyskytrain.ca)
Road workers load a destroyed Russian tank onto a platform in the village of Andriyivka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 11, 2022. Andriyivka was occupied by the Russian troops at the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war and freed recently by the Ukrainian army. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Painful Truth: Looting has a long history in war

Russian troops stealing everything they can carry off is part of a long, ugly tradition

Road workers load a destroyed Russian tank onto a platform in the village of Andriyivka close to Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 11, 2022. Andriyivka was occupied by the Russian troops at the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war and freed recently by the Ukrainian army. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
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LETTER: Langley woman struggles to find family doctor

Letter writer used same clinic repeatedly but now can’t see its doctors

  • Apr 22, 2022
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FILE - Military vehicles and tanks of Poland, Italy, Canada and United States roll during the NATO military exercises ”Namejs 2021” at a training ground in Kadaga, Latvia, Sept. 13, 2021. NATO responded to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula by bolstering its forces near Russia and conducting drills on the territory of its Baltic members _ the maneuvers the Kremlin described as a security threat. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)

WEB POLL: Should Canada expand its military?

Should we boost military spending given the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

  • Apr 22, 2022
FILE - Military vehicles and tanks of Poland, Italy, Canada and United States roll during the NATO military exercises ”Namejs 2021” at a training ground in Kadaga, Latvia, Sept. 13, 2021. NATO responded to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula by bolstering its forces near Russia and conducting drills on the territory of its Baltic members _ the maneuvers the Kremlin described as a security threat. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Our View: Canada’s policy on climate change is two-headed

Are we de-carbonizing, or drilling for ever more oil?

  • Apr 18, 2022
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia's chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province's overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

WEB POLL: Do you support expanding safe supply in B.C.?

What do you think of expanding the safe supply of addictive drugs in B.C.?

  • Apr 14, 2022
People hold banners during a march to remember those who died during the overdose crisis and to call for a safe supply of illicit drugs on International Overdose Awareness Day, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. British Columbia's chief coroner says at least 1,011 people died from suspected illicit drug overdoses from January to June, the highest death toll recorded in the first six months of a calendar year during the province's overdose crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Independent Investigation Office is on the scene after police shot a man in Whalley during a ‘wellness’ check on Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

ZYTARUK: Two fatal police shootings in Surrey in 7 days a cause for concern

Either a spectacularly tragic coincidence occurred or something needs fixing, fast

  • Apr 13, 2022
The Independent Investigation Office is on the scene after police shot a man in Whalley during a ‘wellness’ check on Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)