Opinion

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)
Aldergrove Community Secondary school held a socially distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 last June. The 2022 grad class is planning for more pre-COVID types of celebrations. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

LETTER: Aldergrove high school students welcome community help with Dry Grad

Organizers are looking for donations to help give the grads a memorable time

  • Apr 11, 2022
Aldergrove Community Secondary school held a socially distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 last June. The 2022 grad class is planning for more pre-COVID types of celebrations. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Worth re-acquainting ourselves with Langley parks

Parks are still a source of refuge, even as pandemic recedes

  • Apr 10, 2022
Your Tree Service owner Brandon MacAlpine planted seven Arbour Day trees on last year in Williams Park. (Langley Advance Times files)
Gary Hee is sending solar lights to Ukraine for use in hospitals or other humanitarian sites. (Gary Hee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Clayton resident ships high-power solar lights to Ukraine relief

Lighting tower intended to help humanitarian effforts

  • Apr 10, 2022
Gary Hee is sending solar lights to Ukraine for use in hospitals or other humanitarian sites. (Gary Hee/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jill Etheridge, of Malvern, England, has found a connection to family in Fort Langley while researching family history. This photo is from an Ushaw family wedding. Ushaw was a prominent family name in the community. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Family history buff in England hopes to connect with relatives in Fort Langley

DNA test finds link through her late mother’s cousin

  • Apr 10, 2022
Jill Etheridge, of Malvern, England, has found a connection to family in Fort Langley while researching family history. This photo is from an Ushaw family wedding. Ushaw was a prominent family name in the community. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue, site of the future SkyTrain station in downtown Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Langley’s transport future – pay parking, SkyTrain, bikeshare

Langley needs a lot more than just SkyTrain over the next few years

A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue, site of the future SkyTrain station in downtown Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley driver prefers four-way stops over roundabouts

Construction of a new roundabout in the community has sparked a driving debate

  • Apr 9, 2022
Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Black Press Media files)