Editorials

B.C. Premier David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

IN OUR VIEW: Premier is in the hot seat

David Eby has a lot of work to do and two years to get going on it

  • Nov 26, 2022

 

John Swityk at age 97 in 2018 at a Langley Remembrance Day event. The D-Day veteran turned 100 last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

In Our View: From memory into history

We need new ways to mark the great wars as many veterans die of old age

  • Nov 10, 2022

 

Langley Township’s new mayor, Eric Woodward, and Langley City’s new mayor, Nathan Pachal, along with their councils will be sworn in on Monday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Welcome to Langley’s new leaders!

Now the hard work begins for civic officials elected on Oct. 15

 

A recent month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Handgun ban will be a test case

Pistols are now harder to come by in Canada, but will that impact crime?

  • Oct 29, 2022
A recent month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash. (Black Press Media files)
The Peace tower is seen on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Ottawa. MPs unanimously passed legislation to temporarily double GST rebates to help low- and modest-income Canadians, and the bill will now be sent to the Senate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OUR VIEW: Less electoral chicken, more governing

We should have a few years before the next election. Maybe.

  • Oct 22, 2022
The Peace tower is seen on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 in Ottawa. MPs unanimously passed legislation to temporarily double GST rebates to help low- and modest-income Canadians, and the bill will now be sent to the Senate.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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OUR VIEW: Newspapers still vital

Reliable local news is more necessary than ever

  • Oct 8, 2022
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A woman holds an eagle feather and red dress as she listens to speakers during National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremonies on Parliament Hill, Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

In Our View: Truth comes before reconciliation

Understanding harms done has to come first to make real change

  • Oct 1, 2022
A woman holds an eagle feather and red dress as she listens to speakers during National Day of Truth and Reconciliation ceremonies on Parliament Hill, Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

OUR VIEW: Compassion core of SOGI

Wild claims about the education program are likley during school board elections

  • Sep 25, 2022
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Cruise-In one of our great community gatherings

Langley’s communities are showcased by our town centre festivals

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
Money. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEW: Inflation also biting at cost of schools, health care

Not all bad news as economy recovers from COVID wobble

Money. (Black Press Media files)
A Langley school zone sign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Schools need more space, fast

Province may need emergency measures if enrolment keeps climing in Langley

  • Aug 29, 2022
A Langley school zone sign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tests the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge, in 2021. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

OUR VIEW: Canada can make mining, manufacturing part of a green energy future

Jobs and development can go hand in hand with ending the climate crisis

  • Aug 21, 2022
Township of Langley Energy Manager Greg Dennis tests the DC Fast Charger’s inaugural charge, in 2021. (Langley Township/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
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)
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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
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IN OUR VIEW: Don’t fear tackling health care reform in B.C., across Canada

Reform within the context of a single-payer system is desperately needed

  • Jul 17, 2022
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B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

In Our View: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 11, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Our View: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 3, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)

In Our View: Beginning of the end for plastic era

We need to wean ourselves off disposable plastic

  • Jun 26, 2022
Single-use plastic bag ban coming for all of Canada soon. (Canadian Press photo/Paul Chaisson)
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)

In Our View: Unity is the best policy

If bad economic times are coming, we’ll be better off sticking together

  • Jun 17, 2022
Community institutions are the best things to keep people going in bad times. (Black Press Media files)