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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)
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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)
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LETTER: Fort Langley perfect spot for pot shop, resident argues

If a cannabis shop wants to open, I say, “go for it,” letter writer says

  • Jan 3, 2021
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LETTER: Langley woman irked by drop in disability benefits during pandemic

Local letter writer forced to buy lower quality medical supplies that don’t meet her needs

  • Jan 2, 2021
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(File photo)

LETTER: Langley man wonders if COVID-19 vaccine will have to be tweaked in future

Virus strain found in the UK and now other countries has a local resident thinking about mutations

  • Dec 31, 2020
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Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
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LETTER: Langley grandmother shares child’s Christmas note to Santa

Little girl writes a thank you note to Santa after Christmas

  • Dec 30, 2020
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LETTER: Langley business owner chastises Trudeau for not really caring for average Canadians

A local letter writer points out several instances where he failed to support key people or causes

  • Dec 29, 2020
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LETTER: Langley man has little sympathy for those making too much to qualify for COVID benefits

Many seniors and single parents make far less income than some who are complaining

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Electric vehicles have a higher price but cost less to operate over the long term. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley man looks forward to the day when electric vehicle prices fall

Society will continue to need oil and gas while EV prices are so much higher, writer argues

  • Dec 28, 2020
Electric vehicles have a higher price but cost less to operate over the long term. (Black Press Media files)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen sent out Christmas cards and one local constituent is concerned about the message it sends in the age of COVID.

LETTER: Langley resident irked by lack of social distancing in MP’s Christmas card photo

A constituent is concerned about the message a group family photos sends during a global pandemic

  • Dec 28, 2020
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen sent out Christmas cards and one local constituent is concerned about the message it sends in the age of COVID.
Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Fort Langley Truck Route project a waste of $15 million

Money better spent on social and health issues, a local resident contends

  • Dec 27, 2020
Fort Langley’s proposed new truck route is outlined in red. It would move most truck traffic around the village of Fort Langley. (Langley Township Engineering/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Langley man appreciates COVID funds as long as they lasted

Provincial and federal funds make a big difference to marginalized Canadians

  • Dec 27, 2020
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LETTER: Surrey priest suggests Dr. Henry stay in her lane

Orthodox priest said public health orders having unintended consequences for people of faith

  • Dec 27, 2020
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LETTER: Plow pushes snow right back on Langley man’s nice, clean sidewalk

A Walnut Grove resident just finished snow clearing when municipal crews came by Dec. 21

  • Dec 26, 2020
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Langley Memorial Hospital as been the site of at least one COVID-19 outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley resident concerned about elderly husband’s hospital stay

Writer critical of lack of communication and some staff spending too much time on their devices

  • Dec 26, 2020
Langley Memorial Hospital as been the site of at least one COVID-19 outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)
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LETTER: Langley resident looks to Bible for instruction on how to act during pandemic

Those disobeying public health orders and attending church in person are not “living honourably’

  • Dec 26, 2020
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A field near Fort Langley shortly before Christmas. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: A colourful holiday season

Not just a traditional west coast ‘green Christmas.’

A field near Fort Langley shortly before Christmas. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)