Climate crisis

Langley sustained flooding in November 2021 but didn’t see the widespread destruction of other B.C. communities. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Society must fight climate change and rebuild infrastructure differently, Langley resident argues

People failed to heed warnings about the climate decades ago, letter writer noted

  • Dec 1, 2021

 

An 'atmospheric river' event saw 77.8 millimetres of rain dumped on Nanaimo on Nov. 14, good enough for sixth-wettest day in recorded history, says a meteorologist from Environment Canada. (Tyler Hay/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident wants government to fight climate in a different way

Spend tax dollars on ways to minimize impacts to average Canadians

  • Nov 22, 2021

 

Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)

Painful Truth: Try everything – and fast!

To cut CO2, try more things, faster, and stick with what works

Mexican firefighters helping fight Okanagan wildfires this summer. (BC Wildfire)
A local letter writer advocates for changes in how people live so children have a better future. (Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley grandmother concerned for the future

People and governments need to do more to create a sustainable future, local letter writer says

  • Aug 22, 2021
A local letter writer advocates for changes in how people live so children have a better future. (Langley Advance Times)
Another heat wave in the Lower Mainland is expected this week. (File photo)

Third heat wave to hit Langley and southern B.C. this week

Locals are being asked to check on isolated and elderly neighbours

Another heat wave in the Lower Mainland is expected this week. (File photo)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Low-energy housing project launched in Langley Township

The pilot program will look for 15 homes to retrofit sometime next year

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Anti-lockdown and anti-mask protesters take part in a rally outside the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Monday, April 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Painful Truth: Deniers are martyrs to foolishness

Denialism is now a way of life for millions of people

Anti-lockdown and anti-mask protesters take part in a rally outside the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Monday, April 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)

Painful Truth: Science deniers are martyrs to their own foolishness

The same stubborn refusal to face reality is behind climate change and COVID denial

Researchers determined that the extreme summer temperatures during the 2017 British Columbia forest fire season were made over twenty times more likely by human-induced climate change. Extreme high temperatures combined with dry conditions increase the likelihood of wildfire ignition and spread. (Photo BC Wildfire Service)
Langley Township's policy is to fight climate change by adding to the tree canopy, including along greenways like this one near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Township plans to fight heat by adding trees to Langley

Vouchers, shade trees, and heat-resistant species are all part of the climate action plan

Langley Township's policy is to fight climate change by adding to the tree canopy, including along greenways like this one near 77th Avenue and 208th Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Ocean Legacy Foundation members conduct a shoreline pollution cleanup in Vancouver. (OLP)

It’s time to end ‘suffocating’ plastic pollution along B.C. shorelines, advocates urge

This Earth Day, Ocean Legacy Foundation is launching a free educational platform to educate the public about plastic pollution

Ocean Legacy Foundation members conduct a shoreline pollution cleanup in Vancouver. (OLP)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Painful Truth: Where were our bold ideas during the pandemic?

Canada has a problem coming up with big ideas to deal with big problems

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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)
As indicators of progress on the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, five “Big Moves” have been identified through the draft Climate Action Strategy. (Township screengrab)

Plan to fight climate change gets nod from Langley Township council

The plan looks ahead to 2050 and plans for a zero-carbon future

As indicators of progress on the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, five “Big Moves” have been identified through the draft Climate Action Strategy. (Township screengrab)
Electric charging stations, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts, might be seeing more commercial delivery vehicles using them soon, if a provincial rebate program takes off. (James Smith photo/Special to Black Press Media)

Restaurants to get big rebates for electric delivery vehicles

The project boosts the rebates for electric commercial and industrial vehicles in B.C.

Electric charging stations, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts, might be seeing more commercial delivery vehicles using them soon, if a provincial rebate program takes off. (James Smith photo/Special to Black Press Media)
Carbon Engineering’s pilot project at Squamish B.C. began in 2018, extracting carbon dioxide from air to convert to liquid fuel. (Carbon Engineering)

Our View: Carbon plan a huge deal for Canada

If Ottawa can stick to its guns, things will change, and for the better

  • Dec 17, 2020
Carbon Engineering’s pilot project at Squamish B.C. began in 2018, extracting carbon dioxide from air to convert to liquid fuel. (Carbon Engineering)
The City of Delta is receiving $77,250 from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program for the installation of 20 electric vehicle charging stations at public facilities in the community, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts. (James Smith photo)

WEB POLL: Electric car or gas for your next vehicle?

The government is promoting and subsidizing the purchase of electric vehicles

  • Dec 17, 2020
The City of Delta is receiving $77,250 from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program for the installation of 20 electric vehicle charging stations at public facilities in the community, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts. (James Smith photo)