Opinion

Slocan Community Health Centre (pictured) emergency room faced temporary service reductions. This is just one of many rural health centres that are experiencing staffing and other issues. Black Press File photo.

IN OUR VIEW: B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

Protesters gather outside the Ministry of Health Wednesday (Aug. 10) afternoon, calling on the provincial government to address the family doctor shortage. (Austin Westphal/Black Press Media)

WEB POLL: Do you have a family doctor?

Are you still looking, or have you given up?

Send your letter to the editor via email to news@langleyadvancetimes.com and include your first and last name, address, and phone number. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley senior too independent to qualify for housing help

Her apartment building is being replaced and she is concerned about finding a home

  • Aug 13, 2022
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
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?

Monkeypox virus. (Special to Black Press Media)
A staycation can still involve getting out of the house, such as going to the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

WEB POLL: Did you travel over the B.C. Day long weekend?

Or did you stick closer to home?

  • Aug 4, 2022
A staycation can still involve getting out of the house, such as going to the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)
Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

Sometimes you push your limits a little bit too far

Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)
Pastor Dave McFadden, pastor Renee McFadden, are with the Willows Family Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley resident cherishes being back in this community

Sharing some B.C. Day introspection

  • Aug 5, 2022
Pastor Dave McFadden, pastor Renee McFadden, are with the Willows Family Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Jazz Fest organizers appreciative of how community came together

Biggest in its history, festival drew 60 bands, 300 musicians, and 15,000 spectators

  • Aug 2, 2022
Organizers are already looking ahead and planning for the next jazz and arts festival coming to the village of Fort Langley in July 2023. (Langley Advance Times files)
A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media

LETTER: Mosquitoes out of control in Langley

Should the municipality be taking more action to kill these pests?

  • Aug 1, 2022
A mosquito filled up on blood July 13, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/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. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Leave low-income apartment in Langley City alone

People on fixed incomes and the poor can’t afford skyrocketing rents, writer argues

  • Aug 3, 2022
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Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A police vehicle was hit by gunfire Monday, July 25, 2022. A local resident wanted to reach out to the police hours after the shooting to express his gratitude for the work they do. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Praise offered to law enforcement over Langley mass shooting

Local resident appreciates the work they do and is grateful to have received emergency alert

  • Jul 29, 2022
A police vehicle was hit by gunfire Monday, July 25, 2022. A local resident wanted to reach out to the police hours after the shooting to express his gratitude for the work they do. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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
Townhouses under construction in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood. (Langley Advance Times files)
Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Do you feel safe in Langley?

In the wake of shootings, we ask if you feel this is a safe community

  • Jul 28, 2022
Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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 resident wants Canada to allow private health care

Court decisions cementing public medicine into the lives of Canadians, letter writer says

  • Jul 24, 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)
(Facebook/E-Comm911)

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
(Facebook/E-Comm911)
Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)

LETTER: Langley City apartment demolition hurts poor and low-income renters

Tenants who will be forced out will have few options in local rental market, letter writer says

  • Jul 23, 2022
Pyramid Apartments in Langley City are slated for demolition. (Google Maps)