Opinion

Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but one resident says the municipality does not do enough to preserve valuable trees. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Aldergrove resident upset trees removed for new development

A letter writer is calling on the Township to do more to protect trees on sites being developed

  • Feb 6, 2021
Langley Township council passed a tree protection bylaw in 2019, but one resident says the municipality does not do enough to preserve valuable trees. (Langley Advance Times files)
Items seized over four days of targeted vehicle checks Nanaimo and Victoria by members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC photo)

WEB POLL: Decriminalize street drugs?

Do you think it would reduce gang violence?

  • Feb 4, 2021
Items seized over four days of targeted vehicle checks Nanaimo and Victoria by members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC photo)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Local resident Dianne Kask would like the Township to require developers to have to retain more mature trees. (Dianne Kask/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley Township council must make developers keep more trees

Replacing mature trees with young plantings is not sufficient to help with climate change

  • Feb 4, 2021
Local resident Dianne Kask would like the Township to require developers to have to retain more mature trees. (Dianne Kask/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Move on after ‘ghost town’ comment

Letter writer praises all the efforts being made by her MP

  • Feb 3, 2021
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LETTER: Can water supply in Langley and region keep up with development?

A North Langley woman is concerned that planning is not keeping up with development

  • Feb 3, 2021
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Aldergrove Community Secondary School tweeted out a photo of the installation of new murals on the front of the school in January 2021.

LETTER: Retired Aldergrove teacher thrilled to see student murals on school

The murals are welcome public art for the community

  • Feb 2, 2021
Aldergrove Community Secondary School tweeted out a photo of the installation of new murals on the front of the school in January 2021.
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LETTER: More questions than answers on COVID

Langley City senior wonders what lies ahead in this ‘New Normal’

  • Feb 1, 2021
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David Clements
David Clements

GREEN BEAT: Langley first outside Vancouver to approve climate action plan

Just like with COVID, everyone needs to do its part to save the environment

  • Feb 1, 2021
David Clements
David Clements
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LETTER: What hope means to a 10-year-old Langley child

Albee is a Grade 5 student who shared a few thoughts on the concept of hope

  • Jan 31, 2021
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LETTER: Loss of Langley field lamented

Nearby resident would have liked the Township to buy the land for public green space

  • Jan 31, 2021
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LETTER: Langley resident saddened watching trees chopped

Langley Township should be protecting trees, local letter writer says

  • Jan 30, 2021
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Dorscie Paterson. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Words of wisdom from a 108-year-old

Don’t wait, just start!

  • Jan 29, 2021
Dorscie Paterson. (Langley Advance Times files)
COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)

WEB POLL: New pastimes since the start of COVID?

Has the pandemic inspired – or forced – you to find new things to do?

  • Jan 28, 2021
COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)

Todd Stone: More action needed to save B.C. businesses

‘This pandemic recovery effort is about people’

  • Jan 27, 2021
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)
The business case for bringing SkyTrain to Langley has been finalized but some are pushing for another rail method. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Rail expert continues to lobby for light rail over SkyTrain to Langley

SkyTrain the most expensive option for rail through communities South of the Fraser, writer argues

  • Jan 26, 2021
The business case for bringing SkyTrain to Langley has been finalized but some are pushing for another rail method. (Black Press Media file)
A Fort Langley letter writer lays out why he disagrees with the Township’s suggestion to withhold permissive tax exemptions for churches that defy Provincial Health Orders (file photo)

LETTER: Township church tax move feels punitive, Langley man argues

Township looking at whether to give permissive tax exemption to churches holding in-person services.

  • Jan 24, 2021
A Fort Langley letter writer lays out why he disagrees with the Township’s suggestion to withhold permissive tax exemptions for churches that defy Provincial Health Orders (file photo)
B.C. MInisterial Order 425 and the list of permitted exemptions to wearing face masks in retail businesses and other public spaces. (B.C. Government website)

LETTER: Langley newspaper criticized for doing story on maskless encounter

Local letter writer shares opinion on video of unmasked man in grocery store

  • Jan 21, 2021
B.C. MInisterial Order 425 and the list of permitted exemptions to wearing face masks in retail businesses and other public spaces. (B.C. Government website)
Okay – who predicted that increased pet ownership would be a side effect of a pandemic? (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Painful Truth: Predicting the post-COVID future is no easy task

Small changes are gathering steam, and no one saw all of them coming

Okay – who predicted that increased pet ownership would be a side effect of a pandemic? (LAPS/Special to Aldergrove Star)
The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Too many shootings as gang war continues

We need to ask what more we could be doing to stop the endless gang wars

The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)