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This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
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LETTER: Langley resident calls on society to do better regarding homelessness

Recent 1,600-mile drive through U.S. shocked local letter writer

  • Apr 5, 2022
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Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley resident wonders why muncipal elections don’t have ward system

Reader points to many other jurisdictions that have elected officials represent a particular area

  • Apr 4, 2022
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B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Relaxing of COVID measures ‘reckless,’ says doctors group

B.C. doctors says public health measures failing residents

  • Apr 4, 2022
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley letter writer concerned about roundabout accidents

Local resident lives near new roundabout and hopes drivers learn rules on for it

  • Apr 4, 2022
Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Langley man asks Russia to add him to list of banned visitors

Local senior hopes he’s not hurting Putin’s feelings but not wanting to visit

  • Apr 3, 2022
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Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Leadership not doing enough about crime by Langley’s street people

Letter writer said church tries to do good but not equipped to be a homeless shelter

  • Apr 2, 2022
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FILE - Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The incident on Sunday has sparked debate about the appropriate ways for Black men to publicly defend Black women against humiliation and abuse. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Painful Truth: Sometimes a slap isn’t actually that important

Not everything is a window into our society’s ills

FILE - Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The incident on Sunday has sparked debate about the appropriate ways for Black men to publicly defend Black women against humiliation and abuse. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Foundry Langley, currently under construction on Eastleigh Crescent, will be a one-stop-shop for youth health resources once it opens this summer. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Langley rallies for youth health

Foundry part of a needed focus on young people’s needs

  • Apr 2, 2022
Foundry Langley, currently under construction on Eastleigh Crescent, will be a one-stop-shop for youth health resources once it opens this summer. (Jim McGregor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

HENRY: The goal amid COVID is to never need a mask mandate or event limits again

‘We used masks in combination with our other layers to give us the protection we needed’

  • Apr 1, 2022
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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: Think local, act global

Will micro and macro changes to the world economy hurt or help B.C. in 2022?

  • Mar 30, 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)
A little girl has written to Langley Township asking that a park she enjoys with her grandparents does not have part of it turned into parking.

LETTER: Eight-year-old doesn’t want part of Langley park to be parking lot

Sophie even wrote a haiku to express her enjoyment of the park

  • Mar 27, 2022
A little girl has written to Langley Township asking that a park she enjoys with her grandparents does not have part of it turned into parking.
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: Did Aldergrove task require three municipal workers?

Speed limit sign cleaning questioned by Township resident

  • Mar 26, 2022
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B.C. riding boundaries are determined by population and drawn by the independent BC Electoral Boundaries Commission. (Black Press Media files)

WEB POLL: Do you think Langley should have three MLAs just within its borders, to represent local interests?

Has the population grown enough for this community to have three of its own MLAs?

  • Mar 25, 2022
B.C. riding boundaries are determined by population and drawn by the independent BC Electoral Boundaries Commission. (Black Press Media files)
Strangers stepped up to help a Langley woman struck by a vehicle March 5, 2022.

LETTER: South Langley woman struck by vehicle helped by strangers

Letter writer wanted bystanders and ambulance staff to know what their efforts meant to her

  • Mar 24, 2022
Strangers stepped up to help a Langley woman struck by a vehicle March 5, 2022.
Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge letter writer driven to offer roundabout primer

More roundabouts are being built around Lower Mainland to reduce collisions and keep traffic moving

  • Mar 23, 2022
Some communities construct two lane roundabouts but most in the Lower Mainland are single lane entry. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: A strong forest sector is essential to B.C.’s strong economy

B.C.’s jobs minister recently addressed the issue of pandemic recovery in northern…

  • Mar 22, 2022
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A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

LETTER: Langley doctor wants world leaders to work towards peace for Ukraine

Letter writer is fasting and is encouraging politicians to do the same in a show of unity

  • Mar 20, 2022
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)