Editorials

Monkeypox virus. (Special to Black Press Media)

IN OUR VIEW: Monkeypox vaccine secrecy is harmful

Why does the federal government have to play games with information about vaccines?

Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)

In Our View: Many kinds of variety needed for housing

Affordability, size, and type needed for families of the future

  • Jul 29, 2022
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IN OUR VIEW: 9-1-1 system a vital, invisible resource

Supporting our E-Comm system is vital to all emergency response

  • Jul 24, 2022
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IN OUR VIEW: Don’t fear tackling health care reform in B.C., across Canada

Reform within the context of a single-payer system is desperately needed

  • Jul 17, 2022
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B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

In Our View: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 11, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Our View: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

In Our View: Beginning of the end for plastic era

We need to wean ourselves off disposable plastic

  • Jun 26, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 17, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)
A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Our View: More safer supply programs needed now

Legalizing small amounts of drugs is only a small step

A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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 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
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)
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)
A homeless couple nap on a Langley City bench in 2018. (Langley Advance Times file)

Our View: Don’t forget the homeless as we get back to ‘normal’

We promised things would be different after the pandemic

A homeless couple nap on a Langley City bench in 2018. (Langley Advance Times file)
Police have announced the arrest in Puerto Rico of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)

Our View: Gangsters run when they can’t hide

Our local investigators have trouble with international gang members

  • Mar 7, 2022
Police have announced the arrest in Puerto Rico of Conor D’Monte (inset), who is wanted in connected with the Feb. 6 2009 murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping mall. (Langley Advance Times file)