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LETTER: Cloverdale man said public pressure only convinces church goers they are right

Engageing churches in discussions on how to reduce transmission would be more effective than bans

  • Jan 18, 2021
Local letter writer expects more people turning to prayer during pandemic. (File photo)

LETTER: More people likely turn to prayer during pandemic, Langley man contends

Pandemic, politics and the economy are giving people reason to call on a higher power, he writes

  • Jan 17, 2021
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LETTER: Langley churches offer in-person services precisely because they care about people

Letter writer concerned Township councillor wants to punish churches with tax threat

  • Jan 17, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Riverside Calvary Church and Buhf Beauty Boutique are next to each other in the same building complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Kudos to all standing up for convictions in COVID conflict

Reader asks both sides in Langley church debate to show empathy for each other, despite disagreeing

  • Jan 11, 2021
Riverside Calvary Church and Buhf Beauty Boutique are next to each other in the same building complex. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Several Canadian politicians have been caught travelling outside of the country in recent months, despite government regulations and orders intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Septemer 2020)

LETTER: Langley resident points to double standard of politicians caught travelling abroad

The rules for politicians should be the same as for average Canadians

  • Jan 10, 2021
Several Canadian politicians have been caught travelling outside of the country in recent months, despite government regulations and orders intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Septemer 2020)
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Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Vaccinnation of the majority of the population will take time and people must still use COVID precautions after getting the shot until health experts are sure the public is safe, a local letter writer noted. (File photo)

LETTER: Those vaccinated for COVID-19 must still take precautions to prevent spread, Langley man writes

Precautions are expected to stay in place for a while even for those who have received the vaccine

  • Jan 9, 2021
Vaccinnation of the majority of the population will take time and people must still use COVID precautions after getting the shot until health experts are sure the public is safe, a local letter writer noted. (File photo)
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
A local letter writer is displeased with the Fraser Health Authority over seniors care. (File photo)

LETTER: Langley woman questions Fraser Health lack of details about COVID vaccine for seniors caregivers

Families have been vital in caring for seniors and should get priority access to vaccination

  • Jan 8, 2021
A local letter writer is displeased with the Fraser Health Authority over seniors care. (File photo)
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Byelections matter – so get informed and vote!

Local politicians are your best bet at making real changes

  • Jan 7, 2021
Langley East NDP candidate Megan Dykeman has stepped down from the school board now that she’s won provincial office – her replacement will be chosen in February. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Most COVID testing still involves a nasal swab. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

LETTER: Langley resident tested for COVID and says health workers rock

A local resident values the work of those helping to keep public safe

  • Jan 7, 2021
Most COVID testing still involves a nasal swab. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Most municipalities have amenities for people to properly dispose of garbage and pet waste in public spaces. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley letter writer irked by litter bugs in public spaces

Not everyone learned to be more considerate during 2020

  • Jan 7, 2021
Most municipalities have amenities for people to properly dispose of garbage and pet waste in public spaces. (Black Press Media files)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library with branches in local neighbourhoods, including Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, Murrayville, and Brookswood, as well as Langley City. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Local libraries a life saver during pandemic, Fort Langley resident says

The materials and amenities of the regional library network are valued

  • Jan 6, 2021
The Fraser Valley Regional Library with branches in local neighbourhoods, including Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, Murrayville, and Brookswood, as well as Langley City. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Pot shop not right fit for Fort Langley, local resident says

Cannabis can help with medical conditions, but the village is not the best location for a shop

  • Jan 6, 2021
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As 2020 came to a close, Eleanor Herd reflected on the year, the global pandemic and more. (Eleanor Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: New Year’s fireworks lift spirit of Langley City senior

2020 was a year like no other. One local senior reflects on its impact.

  • Jan 5, 2021
As 2020 came to a close, Eleanor Herd reflected on the year, the global pandemic and more. (Eleanor Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Artist’s impression of the six-storey rental development planned to replace the West Country hotel in Langley City on the 20200 block of 56th Avenue, as seen from the community park on Michaud Crescent (Pennyfarthing image)

LETTER: What’s affordable rent in Vancouver is not the same as in Langley

The math on the rent formula for a downtown development doesn’t work for a local letter writer

  • Jan 4, 2021
Artist’s impression of the six-storey rental development planned to replace the West Country hotel in Langley City on the 20200 block of 56th Avenue, as seen from the community park on Michaud Crescent (Pennyfarthing image)
The Aldergrove recreation complex opened in 2018 with an outdoor pool. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Aldergrove pool needs to be proper year-round facility

Letter writer says different rules seem to apply to Aldergrove amenities

  • Jan 3, 2021
The Aldergrove recreation complex opened in 2018 with an outdoor pool. (Langley Advance Times files)