Opinion

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)
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: How high should Langley’s buildings be?

Should there be a height limit on highrises in Langley?

  • May 20, 2022
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) and is planning another, 45-storey tower. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Pipes that are part of the future expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline route were in a field off Telegraph Trail west of Glover Road in early April. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Closures at North Langley golf course irk longtime user

Resident sees no point to sections of Redwoods Golf Course being closed

  • May 18, 2022
Pipes that are part of the future expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline route were in a field off Telegraph Trail west of Glover Road in early April. (Langley Advance Times files)
keyboard on computer (Pixabay.com)

Painful Truth: Tech for an aging society

Our economy and our aging population need to focus on science and research

keyboard on computer (Pixabay.com)
Dairy cattle walk across land flooded during 1948 flood in Langley. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)

Our View: Flood risk on Fraser River ever-present

If not this year, there will be a flood in the next few years

Dairy cattle walk across land flooded during 1948 flood in Langley. (Langley Centennial Museum photo)
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).

WEB POLL: Will there be another Fraser River flood?

Snowpacks are slightly above average right now.

  • May 12, 2022
An aerial view, without horizon, of the Fraser River and part of Sumas Mountain, during the 1948 Fraser River flood. Nicomen Island is seen inundated with flood water at top centre in image. Chilliwack Mountain is visible at top right (1948). (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives P669).
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

PETERS: Nurses give far more than just medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Gerry Larson took photos of his lawn Aug. 29 (below) and Sept. 20 last year to show that dormant grass returns to lush green. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley resident encourages ‘brown’ lawns during summer heat

Murrayvill resident said drought issues around the globe will have local impacts

  • May 12, 2022
Gerry Larson took photos of his lawn Aug. 29 (below) and Sept. 20 last year to show that dormant grass returns to lush green. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley newspaper’s web poll on boosting Canada’s NATO rule gets resounding ‘no’

Letter writer says U.S. benefits by protecting Canada

  • May 11, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley woman wants more done to protect workers on the job

Pandemic has exposed lack of worker protections, letter writer says

  • May 10, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
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: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 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)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Young driver hits Langley woman and leaves scene

Letter writer encourages N driver to turn herself into police

  • May 9, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Our View: Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley riding mixes too many communities

Why does a single Lower Mainland riding sprawl across parts of five cities?

  • May 7, 2022
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley senior pleads for justice for Ukraine

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

  • May 7, 2022
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Black Press Media files)
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)
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